Hiring a doula in Tennessee
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 Tennessee
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Tennessee:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Nashville Doula Services||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+16159335838||Nashville, TN 37011|
|Rejoice! Birth Services||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Lactation Services||+15613100540||Smyrna, TN 37167|
|Queen City Birth Collective||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Childbirth Education||+19312019113||Clarksville, TN 37040|
|Tennessee Family Doulas||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations||+16159449390||1502 Mooreland Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027|
|East Nashville Doulas||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+16159575871||1010 Elvira Ave, Nashville, TN 37216|
|Mama Moon||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+16159732377||125 Stone Briar Ct, Nashville, TN 37211|
|Doula and Childbirth Instructor Melissa Cruz||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+16307018926||Franklin, TN 37064|
|Bond with Baby||Doulas||+16156638950||Murfreesboro, TN 37128|
|Expecting New Life Birth Services||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+16157107077||Chapmansboro, TN 37035|
|Heart to Heart Birth Doula||Doulas, Reiki, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+16304534789||229 Black Rd, Dickson, TN 37055|
|Nashville Childbirth Classes and Doula Services||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+16153705912||1608 Crockett Hills Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027|
|Sugar Maple Doula||Doulas||+16158785496||Nashville, TN|
|The Newborn Nurse||Doulas, Lactation Services||+16157857300||Nashville, TN 37011|
|Wild Fig Birth Services||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Midwives||+16156699470||Nashville, TN 37211|
|Womankind||Massage Therapy, Doulas||+16154261977||4623 Trousdale Dr, Nashville, TN 37204|
|Nanny in the City, LLC||Nanny Services, Child Care & Day Care, House Sitters||+16154360817||Nashville, TN 37210|
Individual Doulas in Tennessee by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Tennessee 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 Tennessee
|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|
|2268||Yemi Combahee||Freedom Births Doula Services||$200 to $400||$15 to $30||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||Doula Trainings International , December 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||Anti-fatphobic & LGBTQIA+ informed reproductive justice care model Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Abortion Advocacy Experience Birth Control Consult Experience Certified by the National Abortion Federation in Trauma-Informed Abortion Care Certified by the National Abortion Federation in Transgender Inclusive Abortion Care Errin J. Vuley Reproductive Justice Fellow||As a newly trained doula who is still going through the certification process with Doula Trainings International, I am offering both no-cost and low-cost full-spectrum doula services based on income level. Full-spectrum doula services include fertility, abortion, birth, and postpartum doula care.||Tennessee||Knoxville, TN||40 miles Fully mobile-- will travel up to 1.5 hours from Knoxville TN|
|2269||Linzy Mittleider||Birth and Blessings Doula Services||$700||25||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.birthandblessings.com||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula||1 years and 4 births attended||1 years and 0 families served||Childbirth International, March 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI will not attend an unassisted home birth.||I charge $700 total for birth services and $25/hour for postpartum services. I also offer birth/postpartum combination packages.||(865) 382-6766||Tennessee||Powell, TN||10 miles|
|2270||Brenda Allen CD (HERBAL) PLC (HERBAL)||Mom 2 Mom Doula Services||$525 to $650||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://momtwomomdoula.wixsite.com/mom2momdoula||H.E.R.B.A.L. - Certified Holistic Birthkeeper & Doula||3 years and 4 births attended||H.E.R.B.A.L., January 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI don't attend unassisted home births.||9312670777||Tennessee||Livingston, TN||30 miles I don't take toll roads or ferries. Travel time can be anywhere from 1-2 hours|
|2271||Monique Miller||Serene Birth LLC||$600 to $800||Solo practice||DONA International, March 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersMake sure that your doctor or midwife is aware you have hired a doula||Attends home births? Any Home BirthOnly if midwife is present||443-207-7140||Tennessee||Clarksville, TN||50 miles|
|2272||Maria Lopez||Love Doula Services||Not specified||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.lovedoulaservices.com||DONA International, February 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||A medical assistant in OBGYN since 2014, Interpreting for Spanish mothers and being a support person.||I have worked as a medical assistant since 2001. In 2014, I found my passion in women's care - OBGYN. I have been in a few births as a support person or translator. Decided to change the pace and become a birth doula, As I work on my certification- my goal is to give birthing families amazing, unbiased support throughout their pregnancy, labor, and postpartum time. As I will be 24/7 call support, breastfeeding support,||865-309-5439||Tennessee||Knoxville, TN||50 miles|
|2273||Amanda Dowd||Amanda Lyn Dowd Doula Services||$600 to $1000||2 to 4||Solo practice||DONA International, February 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthHome birth must be attended by a midwife.||MA/MS||As a former forensic clinician and advocate, I am very excited to start a new chapter as a Birth Doula. I am offering a discount special to the first three (3) families who sign contracts as I work towards certification. I also have discounts available for First Responder families as well as need-based scholarships. Please contact me for more details!||(843) 619-1287||Tennessee||Brentwood, TN||40 miles|
|2274||Melissa Wood, CLD, HCHD||Start In Love||$650 to $1200||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://www.startinlove.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula||4 years and 20 births attended||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), September 2017,Hypnobabies, February 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have experience assisting clients at Johnson City Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Indian Path Community Hospital, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Holston Valley Medical Center, Greeneville Community Hospital East||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI will support you no matter where you choose to give birth. However, I will not attend a home birth without a CPM or CNM present.||~I am a Peer Facilitator with Cherished Mom; facilitating perinatal support groups in the Tri-Cities area. ~I am on the committee for The Walk to End Alzheimer's Tri-Cities. ~I am a member of the Doulas of Northeast TN.||I want to make sure there is an option for everyone by offering 4 different packages, ranging from $400-$1200 - Pregnancy, Virtual, Classic & Pampered. Check out my website for detailed information. Do not let economic issues keep you from hiring a doula. Contact me and we'll see what we can work out so you can have the support you deserve. Payment plans are available.||423-328-6733||Tennessee||Johnson City, TN||35 miles I will travel physically within the 30-35 miles radius; but I can provide my services virtually to anywhere in the United States.|
|2275||Hillery Potter||Birth With Grace||$375 to $1475||$15 to $20||1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||Https://www.birthwithgrace.net||Birth Boot Camp - Certified Birth Doula||2 years and 14 births attended||1 years and 5 families served||Birth Boot Camp, July 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers, no cry it out sleep training, no babysitting of siblings.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Some Home Births||I serve on the board for Doulas of Northeast Tennessee, a doula collaborative. I volunteer at church and at my children’s school.||4235780326||Tennessee||Blountville, TN||60 miles|
|2276||Korey Sheridan||Innate Birth Services||$500 to $650||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://innatebirthservices.com||Harbor Birth Institute, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home Births||PhD||-2 1 Hour prenatal planning sessions to assess your desires for birth, define our expectations of each other, & provide you and your partner with tools for birth. Unlimited phone & email support to answer questions & remind you of your options throughout pregnancy & early birthing. Continuous physical, emotional, & informational support for you & your partner for the duration of your birth. Staying for 1 - 2 hours after birth to ensure you have postpartum support. One postpartum visit around 10 days later to celebrate the birth of your new arrival & answer any questions you may have for the early postpartum period. -Optional : Chiropractic care utilizing the Webster Technique given at each prenatal visit. Gentle, specific adjustments administered during labor & delivery to ensure proper nervous system function & pelvic balance. The option to provide a gentle adjustment to your new little one is also offered after delivery if your family so chooses.||Tennessee||Murfreesboro, TN||40 miles|
|2277||Kristina Richart||Kristina's Peaceful Care||$550 to $900||1 to 3||Solo practice||http://kristinaspc.com||DONA International, May 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI absolutely love homebirth and specialize in home births! Please reach out if you are considering!||BA/BS||Chicago Volunteer Doulas (CVD)||My services include one initial consultation, 2 Prenatal visits, support during and after labor, and 1-2 postpartum visits. I look forward to talking with you and your family!||320-309-6640||Tennessee||Chattanooga, TN||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 Tennessee by city:
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