Best Doulas in Irvine

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Babylove, serving new families in Orange County, California, is a doula service. Christy Gochez, who heads the company, is a certified doula, as well as a childbirth educator who teaches The Bradley Method. The family-owned business supports the family members as they decide on a birth plan and philosophy on parenting. Services include prenatal support, a guaranteed back-up doula, the use of a birth ball, support during labor for both parents, a postnatal visit, and more. Reviewers mention that Christy is excellent all around, first as a childbirth educator, then as a doula, and finally as a placenta specialist. Childbirth classes can be condensed to six weeks, if desired.

Ladera Ranch, CA 92694



Previous clients recommend HypnoBirthing to other expectant mothers because of the reassuring and knowledgeable characteristics of the teachers, the friendly and relaxing environment, and the emotional relationships students can develop with their mentors and fellow learners. HypnoBirthing offers classes to expectant parents to help them deliver their children in a natural, stress-free environment. The practice teaches students about the muscles involved in the birthing process and believes that eliminating stress will result in easier births than modern medical practices. Clients can also receive doula services, where a trained professional will provide emotional, physical, and informational support to families before, during, and after birth. The practice works with people in Orange County and the nearby region, and primarily works with women.

Lake Forest, CA 92609


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