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Best Doulas in Torrance

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Torrance 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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Torrance, CA 90248

Why choose this provider?

Labor in Love Birth Services, located in Redondo Beach, California, is a doula service by Brieana, who doubles as a birth photographer. She offers to support women and their families with education and an encouraging atmosphere surrounding the birth process. She believes that women already know how and when to give birth. She sees her main work is to support them while they are involved in their intuitive process. Brieana is a certified lactation educator (CLE) and has experience with Hypno-birthing, home birth, special circumstances, essential oils, single moms, Rebozo, Spinning Babies, and more. She works with each family to help them reach their particular goals in the process.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Sara Rosenfeld Birth Doula is a provider of non-medical maternity care in Redondo Beach that helps pregnant women through their challenging but remarkable journey into motherhood. The practice nurtures and protects the “profound experience” of delivering the miracle of life, and it prepares clients by guiding them in designing their birth plan and empowering them with the knowledge to deal with various situations. The practitioner, Ms. Rosenfeld, holds a certification from DONA International, and she has years of professional experience. Ms. Rosenfeld draws inspiration from clinical research about the benefits of doula care, and her goals include reducing the need for pain medication and increasing the possibility of a spontaneous, natural birth. Sara Rosenfeld Birth Doula offers unlimited communication via e-mail and phone.

Torrance, CA 90502

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BioMama Birth & MamaCare is a doula agency that serves the Torrance area. They offer a wide range of services including birth doula services, placenta encapsulation, postpartum doula services, and photography. They also offer classes on belly binding and the Rebozo technique. BioMama Birth & MamaCare meets with clients twice before birth and can provide massage therapy sessions and breathing instruction. They have staff who are certified in CPR and can provide on-call services from 38 weeks until two weeks after birth. BioMama Birth & MamaCare encourages clients to reach out via the internet for a free introductory consultation. They have received positive customer feedback for their customer service.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

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5.0 (16)

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Doula Briana works with many people in South Bay and the surrounding area by providing full doula services. She understands that many people struggle with the changes that come with pregnancy and strives to help people become comfortable with the process. Potential clients can receive a free consultation in person or over the phone for busy people. Individuals who register for services get two to three in person meetings where their doula can explain all of the changes involved in childbirth and answer any questions about the procedure. The doula will be present during labor and delivery and offers postpartum lactation coaching for mothers who struggle. Each client receives one final meeting several weeks after birth to discuss any additional concerns.

Los Angeles, CA 90001

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Elena Vogel is a birth doula and lactation consultant that is located in Los Angeles, California. Her birth doula services include 2-3 prenatal visits, prenatal binder, unlimited phone/email support, 24-hour on-call availability, labor support at the time of the birth, assistance with initial breastfeeding, plus more. She also conducts 2-3 postpartum visits. Elena Vogel is a certified birth doula through DONA International, a home birth midwife assistant, and became a certified lactation educator in 2005. Since 2002, she has assisted more than 300 births at hospitals, homes, and birth-centers. Elena Vogel completed her lactation consultant training in the spring of 2011.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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4.0 (26)

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South Bay Nannies, based in South Redondo, California, offers doula services and lactation specialists, among its other services. The company works with professional doulas in the area, people who are intuitive, family-first-oriented, supportive, and understanding. A birth doula will first meet with a family and block off dates where she will be needed later for practical and emotional support before, during, and directly after the baby is born. A postpartum doula will be available for a wide range of supportive services for a family after the birth of the baby. Office hours for South Bay Nannies are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.