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Best Doulas in Sacramento, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Sacramento 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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Folsom, CA 95630

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5.0 (9)

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Gaia Care by Jessica Thomas is a doula business is located in Folsom, California and serves Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Solano, and the neighboring counties. Services include doula services, placenta encapsulation, breastfeeding and lactation services, and art and craft workshops. The agency also processes payment and insurance reimbursement. When the client has a home birth with New Earth Midwifery, the client can receive free doula services.

Sacramento, CA 95841

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My 3 Doulas is a doula service located in Sacramento, California and serves the mothers, babies, and families within Northern and Southern California. My 3 Doulas offers birth doula support services, postpartum doula services. and conducts HypnoBirthing® classes. My 3 Doulas has a team of experienced doulas.

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So Zen Birth Services

Auburn, CA
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5.0 (55)
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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (1)

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So Zen Birth Services offers complete doula service for women before, during, and after pregnancy. Services include prenatal visits, unlimited support via email or phone, continual support during active labor, and immediate postpartum support. Postpartum visits and check-ins are also available. Shalin Butterworth is a Certified Birth Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and Evidence Based Birth Instructor. She is a member of the Capital City Doula Collective.

  • Childbirth Classes
  • breastfeeding support
  • Lactation Support

Roseville, CA 95678

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5.0 (3)

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Above & Beyond Doula Services is a comprehensive doula service that is located in Roseville, California. Three packages are available to meet individual needs: an economy package, basic package, and deluxe package. Services include birth doula services, prenatal consultation and interview, multiple birth support, packages, prenatal massage therapy, postpartum massage therapy, and operation special delivery. Above & Beyond Doula Services offers a free 30-minute consultation and interview.

Davis, CA 95618

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5.0 (25)

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Birth Fusion is a holistic doula service that is located in Davis, California. The principal, Jennifer Anderson RN, BSN has been a nurse for over 25 years and is also an educator, doula, photographer, and mother. Services include a 1-hour, no-obligation meet-and-greet session, one 2-3 hour in-home prenatal visit, unlimited access to the doula’s expertise 24/7, continuous hands-on labor support, assistance in any emergent situation that may arise, and three visits during the post-partum period.

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Gaia Care by Jessica Thomas
Folsom, CA 95630
My 3 Doulas
Sacramento, CA 95841
So Zen Birth Services
Auburn, CA
Above & Beyond Doula Services
Roseville, CA 95678
Birth Fusion
Davis, CA 95618

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.