Expertise.com

Best Doulas in Miami

Laurels
Laurels

We did the research for you!

Learn more
  • checkboxLicensing
  • checkboxUser Reviews
  • checkboxMystery Shopping Calls

Doulas FAQs

Learn more
Amazing Births & Beyond logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Amazing Births & Beyond

Hollywood, FL 33020
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Amazing Births & Beyond is an innovative, full-service childbirth and wellness center with a warm, comfortable facility and a team of caring professionals dedicated to making birth a natural and wonderful experience. The company's doulas work with the customer's doctors to provide the highest level of care as parents welcome a new baby into the world, beginning with a free initial consultation to discuss the mother's plans and needs. The doulas also provide postpartum support visits to give parents time to adjust to the new routine and ensure mother and baby are healthy. Customers can enjoy a range of spa and therapy services like prenatal chiropractic care, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and specialty massages, as well as fertility therapies for couples having trouble conceiving. Customers can contact the company on the website to get more information and schedule a complimentary consultation.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (55)
Google
5.0 / 5 (11)
Blissful Mommy logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Blissful Mommy

Aventura, FL 33180
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Blissful Mommy is an Aventura natural birthing and education center dedicated to providing the highest quality of support to customers during one of life's most important events. Customers can attend hypnobirthing classes designed to give mothers essential skills and tools they can use during labor and delivery to reduce pain, stress, and tension without drugs. The company's doula works with expectant mothers and partners to design a customized birthing plan and provides complete support and coaching throughout the birth to give mothers the best possible experience. The company also provides postnatal doula support to help new parents adjust and recover. Additional services include prenatal massage therapy, yoga classes, and Pilates classes, as well as expert lactation and newborn care counseling. Customers can contact the company on the website to get more information and schedule a consultation.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (15)
Doula Anasuya logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Doula Anasuya

Lauderhill, FL 33319
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Doula Anasuya is a caring and experienced childbirth professional dedicated to supporting mothers during one of life's most extraordinary experiences. The doula provides a range of services for expectant mothers and partners and helps parents design a customized birthing plan to meet their unique needs and vision. The doula offers emotional support and coaching throughout the birth to help the mother stay relaxed and safe and ease pain and stress, and gives parents and partners guidance as they adjust to breastfeeding and bond with the new arrival. Additional services include VBAC classes that prepare parents for a natural birth after a caesarean as well as a range of yoga classes like couple's childbirth yoga to prepare couples for the big day, conscious pregnancy yoga to give expectant mothers a sense of calm and balance, and Sivananda yoga that blends physical practice with meditation.

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
––
Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center

Miami, FL 33157
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center is designed to provide women of all ages with the finest quality of health and wellness care through every stage of life. The company's Nurse Midwives and doulas support expectant mothers throughout the prenatal period and perform important tests and screenings to ensure mom and baby are healthy and safe. Pregnant women can enjoy special prenatal yoga classes to relax away aches and pains and receive caring and soothing natural pain relief from the company's experienced acupuncturists and massage therapists. The doulas provide coaching and comfort throughout labor and delivery, as well as postpartum support as new parents adjust, including home visits to help with chores while mom recovers. The company also offers childbirth, parenting, and Hypnobirthing classes to give mothers a complete holistic experience in a warm and supportive environment.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Google
4.5 / 5 (15)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (9)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
––
Mother's Care Doula Services logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Mother's Care Doula Services

Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Mother's Care Doula Services provides a safe and compassionate environment for mothers and partners to find the support they need to make the big day an unforgettable event. The company's caring, knowledgeable doulas provide judgment-free coaching and support to help customers design the ideal birthing plan for their unique needs and stay with the mother throughout labor and delivery to ensure mom and baby are healthy and safe. The company also provides postpartum care and has a team of experienced Baby Nurses that come to the customer's home and give parents emotional support and advice on topics like breastfeeding and sleep schedules and take care of chores like cooking and cleaning to give parents time to rest and adjust. Additional services include prenatal massage therapy, belly dancing classes, and fun belly henna and belly casting to make pregnancy a beautiful experience.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Prenatal Plus Yoga logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Prenatal Plus Yoga

Miami, FL 33157
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Prenatal Plus Yoga is a premier Miami wellness center that offers and extensive range of classes and services for expectant and new mothers and partners. The company's doulas are fully certified and support mothers no matter what their ideal birthing plan looks like and provide coaching throughout the birth to help mom stay focused and relaxed, as well as postpartum care to help parents adjust to breastfeeding and new sleep schedules. Expectant mothers and parents can attend childbirth preparation and parenting workshops or enjoy a range of classes like Prenatal Belly Dancing and postnatal yoga. The company also sells products like soothing music for babies and mothers, yoga mats, and baby slings. Customers can call or fill out the contact form on the company's website to get more information about doula services, yoga classes, or Prenatal Yoga teacher training courses.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (14)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Wisdombirth logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Wisdombirth

Miami, FL 33137
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Wisdombirth is a Miami doula service that gives expectant mothers complete holistic care during one of life's most exciting and challenging times. Doula Amanda Fischer is passionate about giving mothers compassionate and knowledgeable support throughout their birth experience and providing expert coaching and emotional strength during one of life's most challenging and rewarding experiences. The doula works with expectant mothers, partners, and doctors to design an ideal labor and birthing plan for each family's needs, always free of pressure or judgment. The company also serves expectant mothers and offers prenatal yoga classes and prenatal massage therapy to keep mothers active and flexible and provide natural relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy. Customers can call or email the doula to schedule a consultation.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Back to Providers

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is a postpartum doula?

Postpartum doulas are trained to help mothers and babies in the weeks or months immediately after birth. They may answer specific questions, help the mother with breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, explain how to soothe the baby, and more. This can be especially helpful for new mothers who are going through the process for the very first time.

What is the difference between a midwife and a doula?

Doulas don't provide medical care and don't deliver babies. If a medical emergency arises during pregnancy or birth, a doula doesn't have the medical training to help. A doula provides emotional support, usually working as part of a team along with a doctor or midwife. In contrast, a midwife has medical training and can deliver a baby.

Why are doulas important?

Doulas are vital because they can offer emotional support during a very challenging time in person's life. Birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and death doulas all act as supportive, objective third-parties who can offer comfort to individuals going through a challenge. This is important because family members and friends are often too busy processing their own emotions to provide proper support.

What do doulas do before, during and after labor? 

  • Before: A doula can help mothers prepare for an upcoming birth. They can answer any questions the mother may have, be available for emotional support, and offer tips on having a relaxed mindset toward birth. This is important because other medical professionals, such as doctors, don't have time to indulge a patient's every worry and concern.
  • During: A birth doula can act like a birthing coach. The doula will support the mother during the birth, remind her of any training, such as breathing tips, and bring soothing materials, such as music or tokens. A good birth doula will never get in the way of a midwife or doctor's work during labor.
  • After: A postpartum doula will be available to the mother after the labor. When a mom brings her baby home, she may struggle with feeding or understanding the baby's needs, or have concerns about the baby's health. A doula is available to support the mother emotionally through this new, challenging time.

What is it like to be a doula?

Being a doula can be a very rewarding experience. You support people during a challenging time in their life. A doulas should be calm and have a soothing presence. Additionally, a good doula knows how to act under pressure and understands their limitations. Doulas are not medical professionals, so they should defer to a doctor or midwife when necessary.

Are doulas licensed?

Doulas need to complete a training program but don't have to have a certificate to practice legally. A doula's work is primarily hands-on, so practice is what makes a good doula. That's why many training programs ask that doulas attend several births after completing their training.

Are doula-assisted home births safe?

A doula-assisted home birth is only safe if a medical professional, such as a doctor or a midwife, is present. As a doula doesn’t have medical training, they can't step in and help if a medical emergency arises.

What do you need for a homebirth?

Basic supplies to have on hand for a home birth include:

  • Water bottle
  • Pillows
  • Bowl for vomiting
  • Ice chips
  • Ice pack
  • Extra-large overnight pads
  • Ibuprofen
  • Dramamine
  • Washcloths
  • Fluid replacement drinks
  • Heating pad or hot water bottle

How do you get a birth certificate if you give birth at home?

The physician or the midwife who attended the home birth is responsible for registering the delivery with the local Health Department. You can ask your midwife or physician when you can expect to get a copy of the birth certificate.

Who is eligible for a home birth?

Although the medical community’s stance is that births at a hospital are the safest, any mother has the right to decide to give birth at home. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice considers multiple gestations, a prior C-section delivery, or fetal malpresentation reasons to avoid at-home labor.

Read all FAQs