Hiring a doula in South Dakota
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.
Individual Doulas in South Dakota by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in South Dakota 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 Dakota
|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||Amanda Podany||La Doula Vida Birthing Services||$650 to $1200||$25 to $30||1 to 2 births and 2 to 3 postpartum families||Doula agency owner||https://www.doulavidabirthing.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), January 2016,Placenta & Postpartum Association, May 2019,Hypnobabies, May 2020||Type of practice: Doula agency owner||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthMust have a midwife present and not a planned unassisted home birth||AA/AS||Mount Marty University Nursing Student La Leche League Member Doulas of Lincoln Member Member of the Friends of Nebraska Midwives Organization American Red Cross CPR/AED Instructor Lifeguard Instructor Zumba Instructor||Negotiable depending on your budget 🙂||2544581777||South Dakota||Sioux Falls, SD||100 miles|
|2264||Kenya Poppenga||Kenya Marie Doula & Photography||$700 to $1600||1 to 3||Solo practice||http://www.kenyamarie.com||BEST - Certified Birth Doula||0 years and 2 births attended||BEST Doula Training, June 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 offer 3 different packages listed on my website www.kenyamarie.com I am also a photographer so I do offer birth photography in a package of mine as well!||6052128130||South Dakota||Brandon, SD||50 miles|
|2265||Shannon Church||Vintage*DOULA||Not specified||2 to 4||Solo practice||http://www.vintagedoula.com||Type of practice: Solo practice||Clients per month: 2 to 4||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsHaving worked as a doula in the Black Hills area for over a decade and I have developed a wonderful relationship with many of the providers and hospital staff in our area, which makes for a smooth transition when going from your home environment to the hospital. I do my best to help make my clients feel as comfortable, offering aromatherapy, massage, relaxation techniques as well as focussing on optimal fetal positioning during labor. I stay with my clients throughout their entire labor, birth and 1-2 hours postpartum. I can also help with initial breastfeeding, if desired.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersAnother great option for families in our area! I keep in close contact with the midwives, helping clients to labor at home until it's time to transfer to the birth center. I stay with you the entire time and 1-2 hours postpartum.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI've had the honor of supporting hundreds of home births in our area. For those families interested in home birth, we discuss at length how to prepare for it. During labor/birth I provide the same services mentioned above.||Thank you for visiting! I believe that every woman or family who is interested in doula services should be able to have them. If money is an issue, I am open to discussing payment options that will work with each families situation. Check out my website www.vintagedoula.com or contact me at Shannon@VintageDoula.com for more information!||(605) 877-1085||South Dakota||Rapid City, SD||60 miles Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish and Deadwood areas|
|2266||Alexis Mack||Adored Beginnings: A Doula Service||Not specified||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://www.adoredbeginnings.com||DONA International, December 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsClients' choice of location||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersClients' choice of location||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsClients' choice of location||BA/BS||Includes up to 2 prenatal visits, labor and delivery support and up to 2 postpartum visits. Discounts available for service and civil service members.||South Dakota||Rapid City, SD||50 miles|
|2267||Jessica Boschee||Vintage*DOULA||$0 to $600||1 to 3||Partnership with 1 other doula||https://www.vintagedoula.com||Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula||2 years and 19 births attended||Birth Boot Camp, July 2018,Stillbirthday, March 2020||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 Birth||My doula package includes: *Unlimited phone and text support during your pregnancy. *1-2 prenatal visits. *Full in person labor and birth support. *1-2 postpartum visits. I believe that every birthing person should be able to have a Doula at their birth if they would like one. Because of this, I am willing to discuss payment plans and fee adjustments on a cases by case basis. I also have a heart for loss. I offer birth and bereavement services to families experiencing pregnancy loss and terminal diagnosis, regardless of my current availability. Extras: * Training using Spinning Babies. * Training using a Rebozo * TENs unit for client use * Belly Binding Services||6053818475||South Dakota||Sturgis, SD||75 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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