Hiring a doula in South Carolina
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 South Carolina
Below are some of the best doula businesses in South Carolina:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Graceful Beginnings Birth and More||Doulas, Lactation Services, Childbirth Education||+14043140363||Irmo, SC 29063|
|Mama Mae Doula Prenatal Birth Services and Labor Support||Doulas||+14045611946||Tustin, CA 92780|
Individual Doulas in South Carolina by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in South Carolina 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 South Carolina
|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||Anna Ciesielczyk CD, CPD||Bodies In Bloom LLC||$1,000||50||0 to 2 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://bloombodies.wixsite.com/bloombodies||International Doula Institute - Certified Birth Doula,International Doula Institute - Certified Postpartum Doula||3 years||3 years||International Doula Institute, March 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: NA||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthWill only attend if a certified midwife is present.||I am certified in the full birth doula course (IDI), postpartum doula course (IDI), and have attended a physiological birth by design course. In addition, I was a part of a Doula Referral Program at Authentic Birth Center in Wauwatosa, WI. I also worked for Haakaa USA- a breastfeeding company, as an in-house lactation consultant, in-house Doula, and social media manager. My business began in Milwaukee, WI and I have had the privilege to serve over 30 families there. Starting January 2022, I will be officially relocated to Greenville, SC, and am so excited to get to know the community and serve the growing families.||4145590813||South Carolina||Mauldin, SC||50 miles|
|2264||Tara Mitts||Believe You Can Doula Services||$600||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://taramitts.com||MaternityWise - Certified Labor Doula||1 years and 4 births attended||MaternityWise, August 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||5167821096||South Carolina||Summerville, SC||50 miles|
|2265||Julie McLemore||Essentials for Mom and Baby||$600 to $700||Not specified||Solo practice||https://essentialsformomandbaby.com/||Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years and 8 births attended||1 years||Self-trained, November 2019,Birth Arts International, February 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAny home birth as long as a midwife or other professional is also caring for you.||Discounts available for military families, adoptions or low income families. Payment plans available for all.||2084794995||South Carolina||Lancaster, SC||60 miles|
|2266||JoAnna Wood||Coastal Waves Doula Services||$150 to $200||20||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://coastalwavesdoulaservices.squarespace.com||Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula,Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula||0 years and 0 births attended||0 years and 2 families served||Madriella, August 2021,Madriella, August 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I'm A member of the professional Doulas of Charleston||I need to be hired for a minimum of hours a day. The price is $20 per hour.||South Carolina||Summerville, SC||45 miles|
|2267||Christina Latch onto Health||Latch onto Health, LLC||$900 to $2600||$30 to $45||1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.latchontohealth.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||9 years||9 years||DONA International, March 2012||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||MA/MS||9125085536||South Carolina||Charleston, SC||100 miles|
|2268||Paula Young||Kulea Soul Maternal Services||$500||$20 to $35||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||Bebo Mia, January 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No pets||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home Births||South Carolina||Anderson, SC||60 miles|
|2269||Susan Breisch||Care for Mom Doula Services LLC||$950 to $1250||Not specified||2 to 4 births and 3 to 5 postpartum families||Doula agency owner||http://careformomdoula.com/||Type of practice: Doula agency owner||Clients per month: 2 to 4 births and 3 to 5 postpartum families||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home Birthwill only attend home births with a LM||Facilitate Postpartum Depression Support Group||(864) 757-2589||South Carolina||Greenville, SC||35 miles|
|2270||Kiera Walsh||Goddess + Grace Doula Co.||$450 to $900||$30 to $50||1 to 2 births and 2 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.thegracedoula.com||DONA International, August 2021||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||I am offering a discount of up to $500 for my first 3 births to gain experience as a new doula.||(843) 212-0050||South Carolina||Summerville, SC||30 miles I am offering a discount of up to $500 for my first 3 births to gain experience as a new doula.|
|2271||Ilaria O'Keefe||Birth Doula and Acupressure Services||$975||$25 to $40||1 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.ilariaokeefe.com||The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), August 2012,DONA International, September 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have attended births with both midwives and OBGYNs at various hospitals.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI have attended births at a few birthing centers.||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI have personal and professional experience with homebirth. I will not attend a planned unassisted homebirth. I will attend a homebirth where there is a midwife present.||BA/BS||I run a quarterly birth and postpartum support group for my clients and for other expecting families in the Greenville area. facebook.com/scbirthcircle||Offering support in Greenville, SC and the Upstate ** My goal is to offer calm, compassionate support for your birth. As a doula, it is an honor to help you give birth in way where you feel safe, loved, and strong. Prenatally I focus on education, helping you get the information you need to ask questions and make informed decisions. I meet with you and your husband in person for a total of 4 hours, and I am readily available to you by phone or email. Once you are in labor I work with your husband to support you emotionally and physically - creating a safe space where you can labor and birth in as healthy a way as possible. I also provide acupressure for you prenatally and during labor.** **As a postpartum doula, I offer breastfeeding and pumping support, meal prep and cooking, light housework, baby and child care so parents can sleep, running errands, companionship, overnight care, and help troubleshooting the issues that may arise in the first weeks after birth.**||(802) 272-1414||South Carolina||Greenville, SC||30 miles I serve Greenville, Spartanburg, Asheville and the surrounding areas. Contact me if you're not sure if you're in range.|
|2272||Asia Ham||Hands Rooted in Love Birth Keeper||$500 to $1800||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://www.handsrootedinlove.com||The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula||4 years||MaternityWise, April 2015,The Matrona, November 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI support home births including unassisted.||I support low income moms, teen moms, survivors domestic abuse, woc and military families by offering discounted rates.||8507977485||South Carolina||Charleston AFB, SC||100 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 South Carolina by city:
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