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Best Doulas in Santa Monica, CA

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Tarzana, CA 91335 Rating

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5.0 (18)

Why choose this provider?

Supported Birth Care is a Tarzana business that serves the Greater Los Angeles area and the San Fernando Valley. The business provides several services including doula service, newborn care classes, and childbirth education classes. Supported Birth Care offers a birth doula package which includes a free initial meeting, a prenatal visit, ongoing email, text, and phone support, support during labor, birth, and up to two hours after birth to help with breastfeeding, and a postpartum visit. Optional add-ons include three three-hour postpartum doula sessions, an in-home newborn care class, and an in-home childbirth education class. Clients appreciate their sense of humor, composure, knowledge, helpfulness, and passion.

Topanga, CA 90290

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Wholly Welcome Birth is a doula service established by Priya Ann Campbell to aid mothers in Topanga, California. Priya is a certified birth doula with CAPPA and has undergone various forms of training with Two Doulas Birth, BEST Doula Service, and Nourish Midwifery. She is skilled in the areas of providing expecting mothers with a broad range of support during their pregnancies and also offers specialized services alternative to other doula agencies. Priya offers placenta encapsulation, prenatal yoga, massage therapies, and movement specialties which aid mothers in staying active without causing harm to the baby. Priya is a strong believer in empowering parents to help them feel confident in their pregnancy by comprehending the new stage of life they’re about to enter and how to successfully transition.

Los Angeles, CA 90046 Rating

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Gentle Birth Doula Services is a Los Angeles business that provides support and education during pregnancy and labor. The business offers birth doula packages which include services such as a free consultation, two prenatal visits starting during the 30th week, email and phone support during the pregnancy, on call availability from two weeks before the due date, support throughout labor, support immediately after birth, two postpartum visits starting within the first week, and postpartum email and phone communication. Gentle Birth Doula Services also offers another package which includes a childbirth session. The business offers payment plans and sliding scale. Clients appreciate their professionalism, knowledge, listening skills, support, open-mindedness, honesty, and positivity.

Santa Monica, CA 90404 Rating

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5.0 (30)
5.0 (9)

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Mothering the Mothers is a doula service in West Los Angeles, featuring a team headed by Ofelia, a certified, professional doula. With approximately 25 years of experience, she has worked with new moms and their families as a non-medical support. She offers services in the prenatal to postnatal period, over the course of two to three months, if desired. These services can include prenatal visits, support during labor, massage, relaxation technique suggestions, breastfeeding consultation, postpartum support, and more. Reviewers mention that the number of years Ofelia has spent with newborn babies helps her understand them intuitively. In fact, Ofelia can educate new parents on understanding the babies’ cues themselves.

Los Angeles, CA 90066 Rating

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5.0 (58)

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The Womb is a Los Angeles business that supports women through pregnancy and birth. The business offers birth doula services, postpartum doula services, lactation consultations, nursing supply delivery, and late-night breastfeeding assistance. Birth doula service includes ongoing email, phone support and on call availability until two weeks postpartum, prenatal appointments, attendance at doctor appointments and childbirth classes, and a postpartum follow-up visit. The Womb also offers postpartum doula packages, placenta encapsulation services, lactation consultations, and private and group breastfeeding classes. In-home lactation consultations are available for areas including Burbank, Pasadena, North Hollywood, Calabasas, Studio City, Marina del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista, Santa Monica, Culver City, El Segundo, Studio City, Mar Vista, North Hills, Malibu, and other areas. The Womb’s services are covered by insurance and the business offers those without insurance coverage a sliding scale.

Van Nuys, CA 91406 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Located in California's San Fernando Valley, Green Hugs is a professional doula service that accepts clients throughout the wider local metropolitan area. In addition to birth doula services, Green Hugs offers clients healthy home consulting and detoxification visits, Green Registry consulting, and baby care classes on the support and rearing of new children. The company is BINI birth trained and is trained as a Birth Doula through DONA (with certification pending). Owner and operator Rachel Miles can be contacted by phone or email for booking purposes. Previous clients praise Green Hugs for its comforting and calming presence as well as its guidance during birth.

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Supported Birth Care
Tarzana, CA 91335
Wholly Welcome Birth
Topanga, CA 90290
Gentle Birth Doula Services
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Mothering the Mothers
Santa Monica, CA 90404
the womb
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Green Hugs
Van Nuys, CA 91406


  • 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.