Hiring a doula in Missouri
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 Missouri
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Missouri:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Glory Birth||Childbirth Education, Midwives||+18169440777||Grandview, MO 64030|
|Black Rabbit Doulas||Doulas, Lactation Services, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+18165334909||Kansas City, MO 64116|
|Midwife KC||Midwives||+14103536834||Mission, KS 66201|
|Midwife Partners in Womens Wellness||Midwives, Doulas||+19135442560||9710 Rosehill Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215|
|New Birth Company||Midwives||+19137354888||9209 W 110th St, Bldg 36, Overland Park, KS 66210|
|Blissful Beginnings Doula Services||Doulas||+19139445280||Blue Springs, MO 64014|
|Labored With Love||Doulas||+19135431077||Kansas City, KS 66109|
Individual Doulas in Missouri by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Missouri 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 Missouri
|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|
|2571||Anna Sutkowski||Anna the Doula||$1,250||$35 to $40||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.annathedoula.com/||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Jamaa Birth Village - Certified Labor Doula,Jamaa Birth Village - Certified Postpartum Doula||3 years and 14 births attended||0 years and 0 families served||DONA International, October 2017,Jamaa Birth Village, April 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: $35/hr. Day (3 hr. minimum) | $40/hr. Night (6 hr. minimum)||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I am the Website Manager for Doulas of Greater St. Louis (DGSL). I participated in Denver Health's Volunteer Doula Program for 1 year.||3143151765||Missouri||Saint Louis, MO||50 miles I am offering in person and virtual consultations and support at this time.|
|2572||Annie Newman||Tender Care Doula Services, LLC||$600 to $800||1 to 4||Solo practice||https://tendercaredoulastl.com||DONA International, January 2020||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||Birth doula package includes: free consultation, phone & email support, 2 prenatal visits, on-call 24 hours/day starting 2 weeks before due date, Labor & Delivery support at home and at place of birth, postnatal support (up to 2 hours), 1 Postnatal Visit||Missouri||Chesterfield, MO||30 miles|
|2573||Steffanie Thomas||Magnolia Birth Doula Services LLC||$1,200||1 to 5||Solo practice||http://www.magnoliabirthdoulaservices.com||DONA International, October 2015||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have extensive experience in most major hospitals in the STL area (Mercy, MoBap, Barnes, Mercy South, DePaul, St. Luke's, St. Mary's, Progress West, & St. Joe's)||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI have worked with both area birth centers.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI love home births and am experienced in them! I have a special program set up to help you uniquely prepare for your homebirth.||BA/BS||My approach to birth is holistically rooted; we talk in depth about true mental preparation as well as physical prep including Spinning Babies exercises, nutrition advice, and healthy movement. I offer two prenatal visits along with full support for your birth and one postpartum visit. I assign two backup doulas per birth allowing for ample coverage. Along with my formal training, I have taken the following courses: Spinning Babies (2017), Mamaste Birth Workers Education Course (2020), & Birth Monopoly Know Your Rights Course (2020). I want clients to feel respected, well cared for, and heard during their birth.||314-349-8916||Missouri||High Ridge, MO||60 miles|
|2574||Diana Hopkins||Chrysalis Birth Services LLC||$875||1 to 3||On-call doula service||http://chrysalisbirthservices.org||Cardinal Birth - Certified Doula||25 years and 45 births attended||DONA International, June 1996,Cardinal Birth, February 2007,ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators), July 2007||Type of practice: On-call doula service||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||retired LLL Leader and active with MMA (Missouri Midwives Association) and DGSL||My fee covers 2-3 visits before your birth. We will get to know each other and explore what is most important to you. I can help you develop a birth plan and suggest great reads and other resources. Often it is helpful that I come with you to one prenatal visit with your doctor or midwife so that your birth team can meet. I am on-call for you as your due date approaches and will follow-up with you within 2 weeks after you deliver.||5737017033||Missouri||Eureka, MO||30 miles|
|2575||Ashley Haden-Peaches, CD(DONA), LMSW, CLC||Peachy Births: Doula and Lactation Services LLC||$600||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.peachybirths.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||4 years and 20 births attended||DONA International, June 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI would love to be a part of your team of supports at a home birth. However, I am not a medical provider and will not attend births without the presence of a midwife/doctor.||MA/MS||Outside of my private doula/lactation work, I also work for a program that helps low-income families with resources and support for their pregnancies, births and parenting. You can find me at www.peachybirths.com or on Facebook or Instagram @PeachyBirths||9137033252||Missouri||Kansas City, MO||60 miles|
|2576||Jess Bockhorn||Holistic Renegade Birth & Postpartum Services||$50 to $1200||30||1 to 4 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.holisticrenegadebirth.com/||H.E.R.B.A.L. - Certified Holistic Birthkeeper & Doula||2 years and 20 births attended||2 years and 18 families served||H.E.R.B.A.L., October 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking||Attends hospital births? Some HospitalsI will attend hospital births on a case by case basis||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||AA/AS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAs a HBA2C mama, home birth is where my heart lies.||International Cesarean Awareness Network(ICAN) Chapter Leader||Missouri||Poplar Bluff, MO||100 miles Additional travel fee for over 50 miles|
|2577||Julie Brown, CD (DTI)||BabyBeans Doula||$800 to $950||$35 to $50||1 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.babybeansdoula.com||Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula||5 years and 55 births attended||20 years and 50 families served||DONA International, February 2017,Doula Trainings International , October 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: no snakes, please! please warn me of large dogs. I would prefer to work in non-smoking homes.||Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Some Home Birthswith a midwife present||Working with families is truly my life calling. I have extensive experience (over 20 years) working with Postpartum Families, and the last few years serving as a Birth Doula has been amazing. I believe in Doula Care for every family, and that Doula Care is a necessity, not a luxury. I am trained in Non-Violent Communication and a graduate of the Hoffman Process. I am a member of Doulas of Greater St. Louis.||314-503-2655||Missouri||Saint Louis, MO||35 miles|
|2578||Mellanie Oman||$500 to $850||1 to 3||Solo practice||DONA International, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||As I have recently completed my program with DONA International, I am offering my services for the first 3 births for DONA at the rate of $500. Thereafter, the rate increases to $850.||Missouri||Saint Louis, MO||40 miles|
|2579||Jessica Ruth, MS, CLC||Waves of Love Doula & Birth Services||$0 to $850||$0 to $35||0 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.wavesoflovedoula.com/||Academy of Certified Birth Educators, June 2019,DONA International, June 2019,Stillbirthday, August 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have access to all military hospitals.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||I am a Certified Lactation Counselor; Evidence Based Birth Professional Member; [M]otherboard Certified Educator; and Birth Monopoly "Know Your Rights" Graduate.||5733198852||Missouri||Waynesville, MO||100 miles|
|2580||Rebecca Pupillo||Heart and Hands Doula Care||$1,000||35||1 to 2 births and 2 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.heartandhandsdoulastl.com||Doulabuilders - Certified Professional Postpartm Doula||4 years and 34 births attended||5 years and 12 families served||DONA International, July 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthNo unattended births||I'm a board member of Doulas of Greater St. Louis and HeARTful Wellness. I've volunteered at Ranken-Jordan, loving on babies and toddlers, who are hospitalized for extended periods of time. I've also volunteered at the nursery at our church, because who doesn't love to snuggle babies?!||$35 an hour, 4 hour minimum||314-397-1051||Missouri||Fenton, MO||65 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|
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