Hiring a doula in Michigan
A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
Doulas are not medical professionals, but they are an invaluable asset to have on your birth team. They are there to provide support and guidance, answer any questions you may have, and help you advocate for yourself and your baby.
There are many things a doula can help with, but here are some of the most common:
1. Creating a birth plan: A doula can help you figure out what you want and need for your birth, and then help you communicate those wishes to your care provider.
2. Staying calm and relaxed: Childbirth is an intense experience, both physically and emotionally. A doula can help you stay focused and calm during labor, which can help you manage the pain and make better decisions.
3. Pain management: A doula can provide counter-pressure during contractions, help you find comfortable positions, and offer massage and other relaxation techniques.
4. Breastfeeding support: A doula can help you get started with breastfeeding, and provide guidance and support if you run into any difficulties.
5. Postpartum support: A doula can help you recover physically and emotionally after childbirth, and adjust to life with a new baby. They can also provide guidance on newborn care and breastfeeding.
Top doula businesses in Michigan
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Michigan:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|The Birth Babes||Doulas||+12489070122||Ferndale, MI 48220|
|Birth Bruja||Doulas, Counseling & Mental Health, Naturopathic/Holistic||+17349044276||Royal Oak, MI 48067|
|Birth & More||Doulas||+12487390565||28022 Weymouth Dr, Farmington Hills, MI 48334|
|Tranquil Touch Birth & Women’s Wellness||Childbirth Education, Massage Therapy, Doulas||+17347513475||32780 Grand River Ave, Ste 211-A, Farmington, MI 48336|
|Ascension Providence Hospital Alternative Birth Care Center||Midwives, Hospitals||+12488493919||16001 W Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075|
|Detroit Doula Co||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+12487025217||Hazel Park, MI 48030|
|Detroit Dreams Tonight||Sleep Specialists, Doulas||+12486290735||Royal Oak, MI 48067|
|Ask the Doula||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+13135387222||Royal Oak, MI 48073|
|A Mother’s Touch Lactation||Lactation Services, Doulas||+13476618044||Oak Park, MI 48237|
|The Irish doula||Doulas, Lactation Services||+12482295293||Beverly Hills, MI 48025|
|Beautiful Beginnings||Yoga, Midwives, Doulas||+12485566361||1640 Axtell Dr, Authentic Living Ctr, Troy, MI 48084|
|Live Light Birth & Family||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+15864340405||Royal Oak, MI 48067|
Individual Doulas in Michigan by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Michigan and their prices. Please see this table and reach out to us if you are a doula and would like to be included:
Doulas in Michigan
|wdt_ID||Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate - hourly||Clients per month||Type of practice||Contact||Birth Doula Certifications||Birth Doula Experience||Postpartum Doula Experience||Doula Training||Type of Practice||Attends Hospital Births||Attends Birth Center Births||Attends Home Center Births||College Education||Relevant volunteer or advocacy work||Fee details||Phone||State||Full Address||Service Range|
|2155||Jennilee Acton||Sweet Pea Doula Services LLC||$800||Solo practice||https://sweetpeadoulaservices.com||Birth Arts International, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAttended by a Midwife||Includes 2 prenatal visits, labor and delivery support, 1-2 postpartum visit(s).||AA/AS||810-643-1178||Michigan||Grand Blanc, MI||40 miles|
|2156||Jennifer Gowan CD(DONA)||Beautiful Births With Jenny, LLC||$800||2 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.beautifulbirthswithjenny.com/||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years||DONA International, July 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsWill not attend a home birth without a midwife||My birth package includes 2 prenatal visits, the birth plus up to two hours after birth, and one postpartum visit||8106239934||Michigan||Grand Blanc, MI||50 miles|
|2157||Olivia Olds||Maternal Strength||$850 to $950||1 to 3||Solo practice||http://www.maternalstrength.com||DONA International, November 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||AA/AS||5174149868||Michigan||Grand Ledge, MI||50 miles|
|2158||Josie Granner||A2 Empowerment Doula||$1200 to $1900||2 to 3||Partnership with 2 or more doulas||https://a2empowermentdoula.com/||DONA International, June 2020||Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsIf a certified midwife is present||BA/BS||I am a PhD Candidate in Nursing, studying perinatal mental health, and the effect of trauma on the childbearing year and the transition to parenthood. Participating member – The International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health Participating member – The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation Participating member – Midwest Nursing Regional Society||Four packages: Basic-- For parents who feel pretty secure about birth and pregnancy. You could use help with your birth plan and you want physical and emotional, support during labor. // Healthy-- All the benefits of the basic package (birth planning, labor support and a postpartum debrief), plus nutrition support for you and baby with a registered dietitian. // Mind at Ease-- For parents who are feeling a bit anxious about pregnancy or labor. You could use a lot of good info and support during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. // Ultimate-- For parents who want the works. You’d like a lot of info and support to create a birth plan, luxurious labor support, and to improve your nutrition for you and baby. //||Michigan||Ann Arbor, MI||45 miles None|
|2159||Kayla Connors||kconnnorsdoulaservices LLC||$1000 to $1200||$20 to $30||1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://instagram.com/kaylaconnorsdoula||ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula,ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula||1 years and 3 births attended||0 years and 1 families served||DONA International, March 2020,ProDoula, April 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthWith a Midwife present||BA/BS||I do offer a payment plan, If you want me as a doula but dont think you can afford it please contact me anyways and we can work something out based on if you’re receiving any other support from the state. I dont want anyone who wants my services to be turned away.||Michigan||Detroit, MI||60 miles|
|2160||Ellie Risher||$900 to $1250||1 to 2||Solo practice||The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), January 2014||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Michigan Prison Doula Initiative||My fee includes up to 2 prenatal education visits and 1 postpartum support/education visit, your birth in it's entirety, as well as unlimited support via telephone, text, and email for any questions and concerns. I am on-call and barring any personal or family health emergency will guarantee availability for the ten days prior to your due date until you deliver your baby. If driving more than 45 minutes to attend home visits and your birth an additional $50 is added to the baseline fee.||419 508 1470||Michigan||Monroe, MI||50 miles|
|2161||Alyssa Celano||Healing Essentials LLC||$975||1||Solo practice||http://healingessentialsllc.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years and 32 births attended||DONA International, February 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||• unlimited phone/texting/email support • (1) 90-minute prenatal/birth planning session • (1) 60-minute birth refresher session • in-person support during the labor & birth • (1) postpartum visit after the birth||734-790-0522||Michigan||Howell, MI||40 miles|
|2162||Michelle Smith||Bump to Birth Doula, llc||$500 to $1200||2 to 3||Solo practice||International Doula Institute - Certified Birth Doula||8 years and 33 births attended||International Doula Institute, April 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI will go to any local hospital that allows my attendance.||Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsWhen a professional midwife or doctor is present.||I am a certified doula and a professional photographer. My clients have options for one or both services. Flexible payment plans are available .||2483828464||Michigan||Trenton, MI||50 miles Michigan only|
|2163||Hannah Norton||Great Expectations Childbirth and Doula Services||$400 to $900||0 to 3||Solo practice||https://greatexpectationsmichiana.com||New Beginnings Doula Training - Certified Birth Doula||1 years and 18 births attended||New Beginnings Doula Training, November 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI am an experienced Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse, and I use my medical as well as my holistic knowledge to help you achieve your optimal birth and adjust when necessary.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI collaborate with the midwives and other care staff to work together as a team in helping keep your comfortable and in your WOT. We employ the use of aromatherapy, acupressure, rebozo, positions, and other comfort measures.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI collaborate with the midwives and other care staff to work together as a team in helping keep your comfortable and in your WOT. We employ the use of aromatherapy, acupressure, rebozo, positions, and other comfort measures. I do not prefer to attend unassisted births.||AA/AS||I am a registered Nurse, Certified Doula, and Professional Photographer! I offer in-person (typically $750) and virtual (typically $400) doula services. I'm currently offering a set of COMPLEMENTARY Birth photos at your birth (since COVID is keeping photographers out). I also offer a sliding scale discount for mom's who are in a financially difficult spot. I can accept all forms of payment, and I have a NPI number, so you are eligible to request insurance reimbursement for my services from your insurance company.||2693624792||Michigan||Niles, MI||60 miles|
|2164||Caty Jolley||Mother Heart Birth Services, LLC||$750 to $1000||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://motherheartbirthservices.com||Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula||7 years||Type of practice: Solo practice||Clients per month: 1 to 3||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth(Accompanied by doctor or midwife)||CLC Trained, staff with the Michigan Breastfeeding Network and its related advocacy work especially centering marginalized peoples, supportive of local babywearing groups, cloth diapering education, HypnoBabies childbirth education, and more.||8104497224||Michigan||Grand Blanc, MI||40 miles|
|Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate - hourly||Clients per month||Type of practice||Contact||Birth Doula Certifications||Birth Doula Experience||Postpartum Doula Experience||Doula Training||Type of Practice||Attends Hospital Births||Attends Birth Center Births||Attends Home Center Births||College Education||Relevant volunteer or advocacy work||Fee details||Phone||State||Full Address||Service Range|
Doulas in Michigan by city:
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