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Best Doulas in Los Angeles

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Los Angeles 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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Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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5.0 (33)

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Serenity Birth is a professional doula business in Redondo Beach California that provides top-notch childbirth and postpartum services at reasonable rates. Their services include childbirth education, prep coaching, virtual birth consults, doula birth, and yoga. Owner Patricia is a certified labor doula and childbirth educator who is committed to ensuring a safe and knowledgeable childbirth process for her clients.

1171 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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Based in Los Angeles, Doula Support provides hands-on support and emotional preparation for birth. The owner, Raizy Hines, is a certified birth doula. She services parents and families in giving intimate care, guidance, and encouragement throughout the whole birthing process. She offers customized doula support to meet the client's specific needs. She provides evidence-based birthing education and prepares parents for a more comfortable and confident pregnancy, labor, and delivery. As a mother of six children, Raizy has expertise in birthing and parenthood.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Dream Team Doulas is a professional doula business in Sherman Oaks California that provides top-notch childbirth and postpartum services at reasonable rates. Their services include lactation education, placenta encapsulation, colic treatment, and baby hygiene to name only some. Owner Shannon is an experienced an educated doula who has been helping mothers in maternal health since 1997.

Alhambra, CA 91803

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5.0 (23)

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B*E*S*T Doula Service is a professional doula business in Alhambra California that provides a wide range of top-notch childbirth and pregnancy consultation services throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The caring and experienced doulas are committed to educating their clients and ensuring a safe calm childbirth process in any birth setting or location. Clients have praised the business for their highly knowledgeable staff.

Los Angeles, CA 90066

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the womb is a professional doula business in Los Angelas California that provides a wide variety of reputable services. Their services include lactation consultations, birth doula, late-night breastfeeding help, and nursery supply deliveries amongst others. Nicole Peluso is an experienced caretaker who is certified by the National Institute of Midwifery. Clients have lauded her knowledge and genuine passion for helping her clients.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

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5.0 (17)

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Gentle Birth Doula Services is a professional doula business in Los Angelas California that provides top-notch childbirth and postpartum services. Owner Brana is an knowledgeable and experienced Doula who is well-equipped to support and educate her clients throughout the entire birthing process. Clients have praised her quick response time, gentle nature, and in-depth knowledge.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

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5.0 (1)

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Jessica Diggs is a professional doula in Los Angelas, California that provides top-notch childbirth education, birth support, and postpartum support services. Jessica is a certified and educated doula who is well-equipped to provide clients with an in-depth understanding of the birthing process. Clients have praised Jessica for her kind nature and her wide breadth of knowledge.

Torrance, CA 90502

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4.6 (10)

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BioMama Birth and MamaCare is a professional doula business in Torrance California that provides highly reputable childbirth and postpartum services at reasonable rates. Their services include birth doula, postpartum doula, breastfeeding consultation, babywearing, and photography services. Owner Erin is trained and certified doula who has a genuine passion for ensuring that her clients are comfortable and informed throughout the birthing process.

Lomita, CA 90717

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Beautiful Birth is a professional doula and childbirth education business in Lomita, California that provides top notch doula services and prep for childbirth education classes for expectant couples. Owner Holly is a Certified Natural Childbirth Instructor and Birth Doula who is committed to educating and supporting her clients, providing a fundamental and thorough understanding of the pregnancy, birthing and postpartum process, and providing knowledge that helps reduce fear in one of life’s most thrilling and uncertain seasons. Clients have consistently praised the business for its knowledge and friendliness.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A doula is an excellent choice for individuals looking for extended support when dealing with pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. Unlike a doctor, a doula will be more regularly available for their patient.

    However, to be clear, a doula is not a midwife and doesn't provide medical care. People typically choose to work with a doula while still regularly checking in with a doctor or midwife. A doula is an investment in additional emotional support for the mother, the baby, and any other close family members who need it.
  • What is a doula?

    A doula is a trained professional who gives informational, emotional, and physical support to a mother (and potentially others) going through pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion, stillbirth, birth complications, and more. While most doulas work with clients for reproductive health conditions, some doulas also help with other life experiences, such as hospice or terminal illness.

  • How to become a doula?

    You don’t need a certificate to be a doula, although this can help your career by verifying legitimacy. Regardless of a certificate, you do need to complete training through a qualified doula training program. The program usually takes between three and five days. After training, most programs require you to attend a few births with paperwork to prove your attendance.

  • How much do doulas make?

    The annual salaries of doulas in the United States range from $28,000 in smaller towns to $96,000 in major cities. A doula’s salary can depend on their experience, where they work, and how much work they take on. Most doulas handle an average of four births per year.

  • How much does a doula cost?

    The national average hourly rate for doulas is $45. Additionally, doulas charge a “flat fee” per birth that can range from $600 in small cities and towns to $2,000 in larger metropolitan areas. As a doula gains more experience, they typically raise their rates to reflect their expertise.

  • What is a death doula?

    A death doula assists with the dying process. Death doulas empower, educate, and encourage clients and their loved ones to make decisions and reach acceptance about an upcoming death.

    People who may benefit from working with a death doula include:
    • Individuals with a terminal illness
    • People nearing the end of their lives
    • Those with a loved one about to pass
  • Are doulas covered by insurance?

    Most insurance providers don't cover doulas. However, some states offer coverage for birth doulas under Medicaid programs. To check if you have coverage, contact your insurance provider directly. It's also essential to ask for more details, such as if you get partial or full coverage, if there's a maximum, and if you have to work with a certified doula.