Hiring a doula in Wisconsin
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 Wisconsin
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Wisconsin:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Mothering The Mother||Lactation Services, Childbirth Education||+14143789524||1588 S 81st St, West Allis, WI 53214|
|Authentic Birth Center * Wellness Collective||Midwives, Chiropractors, Yoga||+14142319640||530 N 108th Pl, Wauwatosa, WI 53226|
|Down To Earth Wellness||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Massage Therapy||+12622032262||5 Ridgway Ct, Ste B, Elkhorn, WI 53121|
|Bliss Newborn Care||Doulas, Sleep Specialists, Parenting Classes||+13128028830||70 W Madison, Ste 1400, Chicago, IL 60602|
|Holly Rogalski||Parenting Classes, Doulas||+13126131734||Chicago, IL 60614|
|Manipura Healing Therapies||Massage Therapy, Doulas, Skin Care||+14142419174||9141 W Lisbon Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53222|
|Stars Above Birth Services||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+18473224546||Chicago, IL 60644|
|Your Doula Dawne||Doulas, Midwives||+12624849876||Los Angeles, CA 90065|
Individual Doulas in Wisconsin by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin
|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||Jo Ann Bishop CD/PCD(DONA)||Jo Ann Bishop, Doula LLC||$850 to $1000||$25 to $35||0 to 3 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://joannbishopdoula.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||3 years||3 years||DONA International, December 2018,International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), October 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: Non-smoking household. Postpartum plans vary from $300 to $800. Fees may vary based on location and situation.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? No Home Births||Military Birth Resource Network, Waukesha County Breastfeeding Coalition||414-301-7729||Wisconsin||Milwaukee, WI||100 miles Services provided anywhere in the U.S virtually|
|2269||Marcia Barritt||Nurturing Transitions: Birth Doula Services||$950||2 to 4||Solo practice||http://www.nurturingtransitions.org||DONA International, October 1998||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsAs a certified Birth Doula with DONA International, I practice in accordance with DONA standards||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersAs a certified Birth Doula with DONA International, I practice in accordance with DONA standards.||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsAlthough I have studied midwifery I omly provide doula spport at home births with a certified professional midwife present||BA/BS||Past Director of Education and Board President Childbirth Education Association of Milwaukee, Member: International Lactation Consultant Asso.,Wisconsin Asso. of Lactation Consultants, La Leche League International, DONA International, International Childbirth Education Asso., Lamaze International, CARE (Childbirth, Assistance, Resources, Education) Network - Milwaukee, Doulas of South Central Wisconsin, CAPPA, Informed Beginnings.||One half due at the time the Letter of Agreement is signed (when prenatal education meetings are begun) prior to the birth and the other half payable one week prior to the birth. A payment plan for all or a portion of the fees may be arranged without additional interest. Lactation Consultation and education during pregnacy are included in the Birth Doula package of services.Provider Number for insurance coverage is available upon request. A lactation service package is available that is not part of the birth doula service package and includes one or more breastfeeding classes customized to meet your individual needs, and home visits to provide in home lactation assistance following your baby's birth.||(262) 853-6267||Wisconsin||Brookfield, WI||85 miles None|
|2270||Kimberly Duran: Sacred Time Birth Services||Member of Faithful Haven Collective||$1,000||25||0 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.sacredtimebirthservices.com/||DONA International, December 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: no in home smokers||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsAs long as hospital policy allows||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersAs long as birth center policy allows||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthMidwife needs to be present||I offer a military discount as well as a pay it forward service for clients upon inquiry.||4144184260||Wisconsin||Milwaukee, WI||60 miles|
|2271||Martha, birth-keeper Doula, PNYI, Reiki Practitioner||Doula Woman LLC||$1000 to $1700||$25 to $50||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://doulawoman.com||Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,Well-Rounded Maternity Services - Certified Doula||6 years and 138 births attended||4 years and 47 families served||DONA International, May 2013||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: 8 to 5 day-time. Breastfeeding support included in postpartum offerings.||Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals I've doula-ed in 16 hospitals. I share specifics of hospital protocols with my clients.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI'm happy to share my Birth Center experiences with you.||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthFreebirth (unassisted) clients are welcome here. Midwife managed clients are welcome here. My homebirth preparation package covers wild birth.||-Radical Birth-keeper (completed course summer 2020) -Reproductive justice advocate Doulas of Racine/Kenosha. Listed at Authentic Birth Center as a doula. Loving person. Work the system for family members/friends.||262-902-8714||Wisconsin||Milwaukee, WI||100 miles Homebirth clients, I can potentially travel up to 4 hours from Milwaukee.|
|2272||Abby Williams||Abby the Birth Worker||$550 to $750||$25 to $35||1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.abbythebirthworker.com/||DONA International, January 2016,Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), October 2017,Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), October 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: I don’t do overnights, unless the birthing parent does not have a partner and needs assistance.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||For 3 years I volunteered with an organization that provided free doula care to families in Philadelphia who could not afford doula care. I also currently teach childbirth education at Options for Women. It’s an organization that supports families who are facing abortion and need more information on their choices (either counseling, financial support, adoption support, etc...). They provide free childbirth and breastfeeding courses to those in the community who are interested. They also offer free pregnancy testing, STD screening, and have free formula, diapers, wipes, and maternity clothes for anyone who needs it.||6199723450||Wisconsin||Prairie Du Chien, WI||40 miles|
|2273||Lydia Trandahl||Among Women Doula Services||$500||1||Solo practice||https://amongwomendoula.wixsite.com/amongwomendoula||DONA International, March 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI only attend home births with a Midwife present.||AA/AS||$500 fee includes two (2) prenatal visits, on call and email support, continuous in person support during your entire labor and birth, and one postpartum visit.||Wisconsin||New Richmond, WI||35 miles|
|2274||Malissa Turner||Dragonfly Birthworks||$200 to $900||$20 to $35||1 to 3 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://dragonflybirthworks.com/||DONA International, March 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Check my website for packages and/or contact for details.||608-206-6297||Wisconsin||Dane, WI||50 miles|
|2275||Kiara Schott||For The People Doula Services||$750 to $900||$25 to $30||0 to 3 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.forthepeopledoulaservices.com||DONA International, June 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I am the project director of the WeRISE program through the African American Breastfeeding Network - a program of black doulas supporting black birthing people. I also do births through them. DONA International trained Certified Lactation Specialist - Lactation Education Consultants Certified Holistic Birth Doula - HealthConnect One Lifetime Certified Birth Doula - Doulaing The Doula Student Midwife, SWTC. Full Spectrum Doula - BeboMia Placenta Encapsulation Specialist - Woman's Choice Perinatal Services Bereavement Doula - StillBirthday||1/3 of the total charge is due at the time of signing the contract – with the rest being due by 36 weeks gestation. Please note: my philosophy is a doula for every birthing person who wants one. I will work with you on a sliding scale if you need financial assistance. Please email me @ email@example.com if you have any questions! 🙂||9203764840||Wisconsin||Waukesha, WI||30 miles|
|2276||Rebecca Kirchberg||On Call Doula-Dodge County||$250 to $750||Not specified||1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||On-call doula service||Centre of Excellence - Certified Birth Doula||1 years and 3 births attended||1 years and 1 families served||Centre of Excellence, March 2021,Centre of Excellence, July 2021||Type of practice: On-call doula service||Attends hospital births? Some HospitalsI have attended both hospital and home birth settings.||Attends birth center births? Some Birth CentersAny location you prefer, I am CPR and NRP certified.||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI have attended both hospital and home birth settings.||Birth Only $250.00 / Prenatal + Birth $500.00 / Prenatal +Birth +Postpartum $750.00 Prenatal Only $250.00 Postpartum Only $250.00||19203820642||Wisconsin||Columbus, WI||60 miles When booking from further distances pre-arrangements must be made. Thank you.|
|2277||Aubrey Wenger, CD||Belly Sprouts||$150 to $550||0 to 2||Solo practice||https://aubreydoula.wixsite.com/bellysprouts||New Beginnings Doula Training - Certified Birth Doula,Well-Rounded Maternity Services - Certified Doula||2 years and 3 births attended||Well-Rounded Maternity Center, September 2019,New Beginnings 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||AA/AS||A meet and greet or phone chat is always free. Signed agreement and 50% deposit required to reserve your position on my calendar. Birth package includes two prenatal visits, on-call beginning at 38 weeks and support throughout labor, up to 2 hours following the birth and one postpartum visit. Available six weeks postpartum. Photo/video documentation services available. Check website for package inclusions.||2622036758||Wisconsin||Williams Bay, WI||40 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 Wisconsin: Business Spotlight
Doula in Southeastern Wisconsin
Business Name: New Life Birth Services
I have supported 40+ births, am a mother of 8, am DONA-trained and a certified birth doula through Southwest Technical College, Spinning Babies certified, and will be a certified Fit for Birth Pre- and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist in 2017.
I offer discounts for military families, provide birth photography, general breastfeeding and post partum support, childbirth education (for an additional fee), keepsake birth story (for an additional fee). I’m blessed to serve you in the birth you want to achieve!
Doula in Kenosha, WI
Mary Manthei CD(DONA)
Business Name: The Labor Lady
I am a DONA International certified birth doula, and this is my mission: to help women fulfill their labor and birth goals, however they define them, in order to achieve a positive birthing experience.
I provide birth doula services in the southeastern Wisconsin/northern Illinois area. I plan to provide childbirth education classes starting in 2017.
Doulas in Wisconsin by city:
To see the full list of doulas in Wisconsin by city, see some of our other posts: