Laurels
Best Doulas in
Hollywood
2017

Why These Doulas?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored doulas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best doulas in Hollywood, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Dana Nassau

Dana Nassau is a birth doula in Los Angeles, who holds a certification from DONA International. Ms. Nassau is a mother, who knows how important it is to get constant, compassionate support from family, friends, and qualified providers, and it was her personal experience that inspired her to train in helping pregnant women through their journey to parenthood. Ms. Nassau has years of industry exposure, and her focus areas include HypnoBirthing, home and hospital deliveries, and postpartum adjustment. Ms. Nassau also engages in birth photography to capture precious maternity moments and make touching visual stories of these, and her professional website contains a gallery of photos and a series of interesting articles. The company sells essential oils that aid in relaxing the body, mind, and spirit.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 993-7238

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Embracing Childbirth

Based in Los Angeles, Embracing Childbirth strives to provide conscious childbirth education and family support. They offer in-home childbirth preparation courses, a hospital-based childbirth education series, professional placental preparation, birth doula services, postpartum doula services, and lactation consulting. Founder Kimme McGuire has been assisting with home births since 2012. This business has earned perfect overall customer ratings of five stars on Yelp and 10 stars on Mapquest. Reviews say that hiring McGuire as their doula was the best decision one couple made regarding the birth of their child. Clients note that she is compassionate, motivational, and dedicated, even when attending the longest labors.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 963-7929

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Gentle Birth Doula Services

Gentle Birth Doula Services is a Los Angeles business that provides support and education during pregnancy and labor. The business offers birth doula packages which include services such as a free consultation, two prenatal visits starting during the 30th week, email and phone support during the pregnancy, on call availability from two weeks before the due date, support throughout labor, support immediately after birth, two postpartum visits starting within the first week, and postpartum email and phone communication. Gentle Birth Doula Services also offers another package which includes a childbirth session. The business offers payment plans and sliding scale. Clients appreciate their professionalism, knowledge, listening skills, support, open-mindedness, honesty, and positivity.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 244-8571

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L.A. Doula Care

L.A. Doula Care offers doula support to families throughout the Los Angeles area. Services include registry planning, nursery prep and organization, all newborn care, support for breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and pumping, light meals and snacks for mom, and emotional support for both mom and dad as well. Clients also have access to local referrals and other critical information as may be required. The owner has an extensive background as a babysitter and nanny and is today a Certified Postpartum Doula through DONA, a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and a Certified Newborn Care Specialist. Interested parties can review a series of FAQs on doula care on the group's website as well as a list of recommended products for baby.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 908-5486

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Nesting Instincts

Nesting Instincts is a professional doula service located in Los Angeles, California that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area as well as in Seattle, Washington. The company is experienced in both birth and postpartum doula work as well as childbirth education and emotional support in the event of the loss of a baby. Additionally, Nesting Instincts is also available for photography sessions, including maternity, newborn, and family portraiture. Nesting Instincts offers a free "meet-and-greet" initial consultation service to decide if its services are right for each client. The company can be contacted by phone, via email, or through its professional website.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 522-4399

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The First 42 Days

The First 42 Days is a birth doula agency located in Los Angeles, California and facilitates the necessary nurturing for the new family through its postpartum doula services. Services include emotional support during this transition, helping with the birthing parent's postpartum physical recovery with sitz baths, gentle massage, etc., support with breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding, and more. The First 42 Days also offers help with baby care such as diapering, bathing, teaching baby soothing techniques, facilitating sleep for baby and parents, and helping the clients trust their instincts in reading the baby's cues. The doula, Madison, earned a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management.

Los Angeles, CA(818) 813-2503

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the womb

The Womb is a Los Angeles business that supports women through pregnancy and birth. The business offers birth doula services, postpartum doula services, lactation consultations, nursing supply delivery, and late-night breastfeeding assistance. Birth doula service includes ongoing email, phone support and on call availability until two weeks postpartum, prenatal appointments, attendance at doctor appointments and childbirth classes, and a postpartum follow-up visit. The Womb also offers postpartum doula packages, placenta encapsulation services, lactation consultations, and private and group breastfeeding classes. In-home lactation consultations are available for areas including Burbank, Pasadena, North Hollywood, Calabasas, Studio City, Marina del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista, Santa Monica, Culver City, El Segundo, Studio City, Mar Vista, North Hills, Malibu, and other areas. The Womb’s services are covered by insurance and the business offers those without insurance coverage a sliding scale.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 595-4006

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