Hiring a doula in Rhode Island
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 Rhode Island
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Rhode Island:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Open Circle||Massage Therapy, Yoga, Childbirth Education||+14013385466||East Providence, RI 02914|
|Bellwether Doulas||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+14014841003||Cranston, RI 02905|
|New Life Blessings||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Midwives||+17746335263||28 Maple St, Southbridge, MA 01550|
|Interwoven Care||Massage Therapy, Yoga, Childbirth Education||+14014339466||201 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914|
|Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island||Hospitals, Obstetricians & Gynecologists||+14012741100||101 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905|
|Happy Healthy Babies||Placenta Encapsulations, Childbirth Education, Session Photography||+19174476500||Boston, MA 02135|
|Rebecca LaRose||Massage, Childbirth Education, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+17742778709||201 Waterman Ave, Sage Healing Collaborative, East Providence, RI 02914|
|Ocean State Nanny Agency||Nanny Services||+14016018968||Providence, RI 02860|
Individual Doulas in Rhode Island by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island
|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|
|2263||Rachel Goldstein||Postmodern Childbirth||$1750 to $2500||50||0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://postmodernchildbirth.com/||ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula,ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula||10 years||5 years||DONA International, October 2010,ProDoula, May 2015||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI've had two homebirths myself, and supported them as a doula.||BA/BS||photo credit: Iryna Sosnovska Photography||Labor doula fees start at $1750, and postpartum services are $50/hour. Please visit postmodernchildbirth.com for more information!||(646) 580-9144||Rhode Island||Providence, RI||20 miles|
|2264||Barbie French, CD(DONA)||Nature's Om Doula||$1000 to $1200||$30 to $35||1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.naturesom.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years and 75 births attended||3 years and 20 families served||DONA International, October 2017||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||Education/Community Outreach Coordinator for Doulas of Rhode Island||(401) 573.4031||Rhode Island||Kingston, RI||40 miles|
|2265||Bahar Bilgen||Bahar Doula Services||Not specified||Not specified||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://bahardoula.business.site/||HypnoBirthing, June 2008,DONA International, August 2011,Hypnobabies, November 2011||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||Member of Doulas of Rhode Island https://www.doulasri.org/||Birth Support: · Up to two prenatal consultation appointments · One postpartum visit within two weeks of your birth · One appointment to accompany you during your prenatal OB/midwife visit (optional, depends on Covid practices) · Tel/email/sms support 8 am – 8 pm · On call 24 h from 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your estimated due date (38 – 42 weeks) · Consulting and psychological support regarding pregnancy birth, delivery, infant care, breastfeeding · Continuous emotional and physical support through labor and delivery · Up to 2 h postpartum and breastfeeding support after delivery · Postpartum support: Consulting, emotional and physical support regarding infant care, breastfeeding · Services depend on your unique needs and may include sibling care and light housekeeping, assistance with errands · Referrals to local community resources||4014840085||Rhode Island||Barrington, RI||40 miles|
|2266||Jenn Fantasia, CLC||Calming Tides Doula, LLC||$1000 to $1200||1 to 6||Solo practice||http://www.calmingtidesdoula.com||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula,Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula||7 years||Childbirth International, February 2015,Stillbirthday, February 2015,Hypnobabies, September 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAssisted home births only.||I offer a variety of packages and services. Please see website for full details! www.calmingtidesdoula.com Payment plans available upon request.||(401)524-7562||Rhode Island||Greenville, RI||35 miles Will drive further for additional fee|
|2267||Bellwether Doulas||Rachelle, Lauren, Gabriella, Hailey||$1,200||1 to 4||Group practice with shared call schedule||http://www.bellwetherdoulas.com||Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula||9 years and 120 births attended||The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), January 2013||Type of practice: Group practice with shared call schedule||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsThose attended by certified midwives.||BA/BS||Doulas of Rhode Island Members||We love birth and think it can be a fun, funny, and transformative experience with the right mindset and guidance. We are a team of professional birth doulas, a GentleBirth Workshop instructor, a Hypnobabies Hypnodoula, a birth photographer, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and postpartum doulas. It is our pleasure to help transition families into parenthood with education, physical and emotional support for both partners, and a sense of humor. If you need payment plans or potentially a reduced fee please contact us. Please visit our website to learn more about us, our birth philosophy and services. We are happy to meet or chat on the phone with any potential clients to make sure the fit is right for all parties. We also offer prenatal and postpartum group support meetups.||(773) 218-1661||Rhode Island||Providence, RI||30 miles Can travel further if mileage is paid.|
|2268||Dee Gomes||$475 to $500||1 to 2||Solo practice||DONA International, June 2021,DONA International, June 2021,DONA International, June 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI will attend a birth where a midwife is present||Sliding scale with Payment plan||Rhode Island||Cranston, RI||25 miles|
|2269||Megan Bain||Barefoot Mama Doula Services||$1,200||$25 to $30||1 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Partnership with 1 other doula||http://www.barefootmama.net||DONA International, September 2012||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthThere must be a care provider present.||BA/BS||Past Co-President of DoRI, Doulas of Rhode Island||(401) 486-6967||Rhode Island||Westerly, RI||60 miles|
|2270||Milena Boiko||Moonstone Mother & Doula||$0 to $600||0 to 3||Solo practice||Self-trained, February 2021,Self-trained, April 2021,Self-trained, 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||All services are offered on a sliding scale||4019966258||Rhode Island||East Providence, RI||30 miles|
|2271||Emerald Ortiz||Sacred Wombanhood Birth Support Services||$1000 to $1200||$20 to $35||1 to 3 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.sacredwombanhood.com/||Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery - Certified Doula||3 years and 15 births attended||3 years and 3 families served||International Center for Traditional Childbearing, June 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals*Due to COVID-19 it is client's responsibility to check hospital's policy on doulas. Virtual birth support will be offered if hospitals aren't allowing doula support.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsNo Unassisted Births||BA/BS||Volunteered at Sojourner House Domestic violence shelter and hotline. Experience working with blended family dynamics.||Outlined in my contract, I will happily email to potential clients.||5087401519||Rhode Island||Providence, RI||15 miles Within an hour drive|
|2272||Susie Finnerty||Professional Birth Doula||Not specified||Not specified||1 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.susiefinnerty.com||DONA International, April 2014,Shafia Monroe Consulting Full Circle Doula Training, June 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: I do not offer overnight hours||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Co-President, Doulas of Rhode Island Co-Founder, Bellwether Doulas Advocacy and policy work with the doula reimbursement legislation 2019, 2020||206-499-3770||Rhode Island||Providence, RI||30 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|
Doula(s) in Rhode Island: Business Spotlight
Business Name: Mothering Moms Doula Services
I am a DONA trained Birth Doula, however I do not hold certification. I was trained in 2011 and have been to 5 births. I am a single mom and I have been in graduate school and work other jobs, so have not had the time to put into doula work as I’ve liked. I gave birth to my daughter with very little medical intervention in a hospital and am very passionate about doula work! I have volunteered with various organizations promoting women’s health. I co-founded a women’s health collective and I am active in the community regarding politics. I have also done a lot of research regarding maternal and child health through school and am planning on attending a full-spectrum doula training this year. I have also volunteered at women’s health clinics.
Doula Services Offered:
I provide labor doula services in a 30 mile radius of Providence, RI. I also have training in TENS units and hold a MA in Counseling and a MPH. My research interests are maternal and child health. I also have reduced rates for women considering adoption, low-income families, ESL families/women, and teen mothers. I offer miscarriage and abortion support, as well.
Doulas in Rhode Island by city:
To see the full list of doulas in Rhode Island by city, see some of our other posts: