Hiring a doula in New Mexico
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 New Mexico
Below are some of the best doula businesses in New Mexico:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|New Life Birth Services||Doulas, Lactation Services, Placenta Encapsulations||+15053754433||Albuquerque, NM 87110|
|Baby Knows Breast Parenting Services||Doulas, Lactation Services, Parenting Classes||+15054147392||Albuquerque, NM 87101|
|Silver Moon Yoga||Yoga, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Childbirth Education||+15052890510||Albuquerque, NM 87111|
|Caitlin Rose Massage||Doulas, Massage Therapy||+15059070908||6501 4th St NW, Ste E, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107|
|The End Complete: End-of-Life Doula Coach||Life Coach, Hospice, Doulas||+15757378568||Taos, NM 87571|
|Aurora Birth||Adult Education, Doulas||+16505769630||Santa Fe, NM 87501|
|Isis Medicine||Family Practice, Obstetricians & Gynecologists||+15059838387||401 Botulph Ln, Santa Fe, NM 87505|
Individual Doulas in New Mexico by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in New Mexico 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 New Mexico
|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|
|2252||Jesusita Soliz (they/them)||$400 to $1000||2 to 3||Solo practice||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||I believe every person should have access to great support. If my fee makes me inaccessible to you, please contact me and we will work something out. My fee includes 3 prenatal visits, continuous support through labor & birth & 2+ hours after birth, feeding support if desired, and 2 postpartum visits. I support all birthing people and all birthing choices.||520-975-4548||New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM||30 miles|
|2253||Anya Matkowski||Blossoming Orchid Doula Services||$850 to $1000||30||1 to 4 births and 0 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.facebook.com/anyadoula||The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula,Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Postpartum Doula||6 years and 52 births attended||2 years and 1 families served||DONA International, July 2014||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No overnight services offered at this point.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersDar a Luz is a great place to have a baby.||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthHave attended several home births as well as had two myself, have also attended the Home birth for Doulas training.||I offer discounts for home births.||(831)428-5016||New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM||40 miles|
|2254||Sandra Jean Taylor||Untethered NM||$1100 to $1400||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://www.untetheredNM.com||Birth Arts International, August 2012||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||Vice-chair, Lactation Consultant Advisory Committee, New Mexico Board of Nursing||(505) 221-6397||New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM||60 miles|
|2255||Bebe Butler||Bebe the Doula Birth Services, LLC||$800||Solo practice||https://www.facebook.com/bebethedoula||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years||DONA International, March 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||4359901508||New Mexico||Edgewood, NM||50 miles|
|2256||Melissa Brice||Melissa Marie, LLC||$0 to $1500||$25 to $60||1 to 4 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://themelissamarie.com/doula||ProDoula, August 2016,Self-trained, August 2016,HypnoBirthing, March 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: Due to an allergy I am unable to care for cats. If you have cats in your home, I MAY be able to assist but would need an in home visit to ensure first. Regardless I would be unable to provide general cleaning services in homes with cats and any direct cat care duties.||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsThis service is currently prohibited in area hospitals unless you do not have another birth companion with you. This service will be available at any hospital that permits my entry, at any time.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||MA/MS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||September 2020 - Present, Executive Director of the New Mexico Doula Association 2019 - 2020, Volunteer with the City of Las Cruces Resiliency Leaders 2016 - 2018, Board Member and Membership Coordinator with the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce||(575) 520-0795||New Mexico||Las Cruces, NM||100 miles New Mexico Only|
|2257||Monica Palomino||Harmoni Birth||Not specified||Not specified||0 to 4 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||DONA International, February 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have attended births at all birthing hospitals in Albuquerque||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersThe majority of birthing center births I have attended were at Dar a Luz.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI love attending home births, and am happy to connect you with home birth midwives in New Mexico.||BA/BS||As a birth keeper, it is my privilege to walk alongside birthing persons of any and all demographic, sexual orientation, economic status, birth preferences, and family dynamics. My interests in Curanderismo (traditional Mexican folk healing), reproductive justice, and creating sex-positive/intersectional/inclusive spaces all play a part in what I bring to a birth experience. I work on a sliding scale. This model helps uplift the marginalized communities who often do not have the same opportunities or access to holistic healthcare.||I work on a slide scale in order to meet community needs. Please inquire regarding my pricing.||New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM||100 miles|
|2258||Jenn Best||$20 to $25||16 years||New Mexico|
|2259||Anya Matkowski||$850 to $1000||30||16 years||New Mexico|
|2260||Rebekah Martinez||Not specified||16 years||New Mexico|
|2261||Melissa Brice||$0 to $1500||$25 to $60||16 years||New Mexico|
|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 New Mexico: Business Spotlight
Doula in Albuquerque, NM
Business Name: Angel Touch Doula
Experience and Services Offered:
I have been a doula for 11 years and was trained through the Inspired Birth and Families Doula Program. I am a forever learner and have taken Pam England’s Doula from Within class, Gena Kirby’s Rebozo for Birthworkers class, a Cranial Sacral for Birthworkers class and a Acupressure in Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum class. I use doTERRA essential oils and teach a Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum class, I also teach a Doula Basics class for new, student doulas or anyone who is thinking about becoming a doula.
As well as being a Birth and Postpartum Doula, I also encapsulate placentas.
Business Name: Woman of Valor Birth Services
I am Megan Othling, a birth doula serving Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. I am certified through Childbirth International, and have received a rebozo certification. I have always been fascinated by pregnancy and birth, but really fell in love with it after having my own four children. I offer women the information and support to be able to make their own informed choices regarding their pregnancies and births. I want to provide the tools for them to take the wheel in their own maternity care.
I am passionate about supporting women and their partners as they find their strength and nurture the wisdom they will need to face the challenges of pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood. I provide physical and emotional support for women and their partners throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth, and my desire is to foster a deeper connection between partners when a partner is involved. I will also passionately support single mothers. I attend births in hospitals, birth centers, or homes.
I provide private and semi-private childbirth education, as well as prenatal doula care and birth doula care. Clients can choose between my full package, which includes prenatal and birth support, with postpartum visits, or my prenatal and postpartum support package, which includes everything except birth support.
Doulas in New Mexico by city:
To see the full list of doulas in New Mexico by city, see some of our other posts: