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Best Doulas in Washington DC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Washington DC 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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Providers

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North Bethesda, MD 20852

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4.9 (192)
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5.0 (76)
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5.0 (52)

Why choose this provider?

Birth You Desire offers professional services to clients in the Washington, D.C.metro area and the Phoenix Metro area. The center offers both local and virtual birth services for national and international clients. It also provides fertility, birth, and postpartum doula support. The center rents out TENS units and trains aspiring doulas as part of its other services. Its CEO, Ursula Sabia Sukinik, has been featured in podcasts and in print, including Bethesda Magazine and BabyCenter.

Bowie, MD 20721

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5.0 (1)

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Mama Namaste is a professional doula business in Bowie DC that provides top-notch doula services at affordable rates. The business provides full-service support to ensure that clients have a smooth and pleasant birthing experience Owner Cameo is certified and trained doula with a genuine passion for supporting her clients both physically and emotionally.

Bethesda, MD 20814

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5.0 (53)
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4.9 (29)
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5.0 (6)

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Metropolitan Doulas commit to providing growing families with the care, support, and education to feel relaxed and ready to take on the challenge of new parenthood. The DC-area company features an extraordinary team of professionals consisting of Certified Postpartum Doulas, newborn care specialists, and Certified Lactation Counselors with a passion for helping families transition from pregnancy to parenthood. The dedicated, compassionate professionals have thousands of hours of experience working with new parents as they ease into a new family dynamic. Metropolitan Doulas also extends services that include support during the postpartum period. Many families benefit from the additional in-home support that allows moms to rest, learn infant sleep strategies, and receive help with light household tasks.

Buckeye Ct, Fairfax, VA 22033

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5.0 (5)

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Anna Isaiko offers comprehensive support to expectant parents in Washington, D.C. As a certified birth and postpartum doula, she assists expectant mothers in a variety of situations, including cesarean deliveries, inductions, vaginal unmedicated births, and VBACs. She teaches hypnosis techniques to help people prepare for labor and holds lactation classes for mothers who have difficulty breastfeeding. Through photography and filming services, she also aims to capture the beauty and emotion of childbirth. Isaiko is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.

Alexandria, VA 22301

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Bon Fête Doula Services is a professional doula business in Alexandria DC that provides top-notch pregnancy and childbirth support services at reasonable prices. Owner Chandler is a trained and certified doula with a genuine passion for ensuring that her clients have a happy and healthy birthing experience. Clients have praised the business for their friendly and reliable services.

Washington, DC

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5.0 (2)

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Balanced Bellies is a child-care service that serves Washington, D.C., and other areas on the East Coast. It provides birth and postpartum doula services, including virtual doula support. It also does birthing classes, consultations, and midwifery care. The company has been in business for 15 years and is run by an experienced Midwife who have worked with home and OR births. Its team includes members who are certified by Dona International and ProDoula.

Silver Spring, MD 20815

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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Silver Spring Doula is a professional doula business in Silver Spring DC that provides a wide variety of excellent childbirth support services at reasonable rates. Owner Jenny is a DONA certified birth doula with a genuine passion for helping her clients craft their own best birthing experience. Clients have praised the business for their dependability and top-notch services.

Alexandria, VA

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5.0 (62)
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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (1)

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Balanced Birth Support is a professional doula business in Alexandria DC that provides a wide variety of top-notch childbirth support services at reasonable rates. Their services include breastfeeding consultations, childbirth workshops, birth doula support, placenta services, and postpartum doula services to name only some. Customers have consistently praised the business for their high-quality services and friendly doulas.

Washington, DC 20002

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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DC Doulas is a professional Doula business in Washington DC that has provided top-notch childbirth support services for over 9 years. The friendly and experienced doulas are trained and certified by ProDoula. All of their doulas are dedicated to ongoing studies in order to provide the most up-to-date care available. Clients have praised their reasonable prices and their excellent services.

Washington, DC 20020

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4.9 (39)
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5.0 (24)

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Doulas of Capitol Hill is a professional doula business in Washington DC that provides excellent childbirth support services at affordable rates. Their services include birth doula support, postpartum services, lactation consultation, car seat installation, and childbirth education services amongst others. Clients have praised the business for their friendly doulas and the personalized support that they provide.

Arlington, VA 22206

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5.0 (14)

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District Doulas is a professional doula business in Arlington DC that provides a wide range of top-notch doula support services at affordable rates. The talented and experienced doulas have supported over 400 total pregnancies and are considered among the best doulas in DC. Clients have praised the business for their reliable services and their friendly doulas.

601 13th St NW Ste 900, Washington, DC 20005

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5.0 (41)
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4.9 (27)

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NOVA Birth Partners in Washington, D.C., offers personalized doula services for expecting mothers and their partners and families. In business for two years, NOVA Birth Partners offers a range of services during pregnancy, labor, and post-partum. Baby planning, childbirth education, sleep training, sibling doula, cleaning services, mother's helper, and babysitting services are available. In addition, NOVA Birth Partners offers family and newborn photography, placenta encapsulation, and lactation support for new mothers.

Washington, DC 20010

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5.0 (161)
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5.0 (59)

Why choose this provider?

dc birth doulas is a professional doula business in Washington DC that provides a wide range of excellent childbirth support services at reasonable rates. The business offers birth doula support, childbirth classes, and private consultations amongst other services. Clients have consistently praised the business for their friendly doulas as well as their top-notch services.

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Birth You Desire
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Mama Namaste
Bowie, MD 20721
Metropolitan Doulas
Bethesda, MD 20814
Anna Isaiko
Buckeye Ct, Fairfax, VA 22033
Bon Fête Doula Services
Alexandria, VA 22301
Balanced Bellies
Washington, DC
Silver Spring Doula
Silver Spring, MD 20815
Balanced Birth Support
Alexandria, VA
DC Doulas
Washington, DC 20002
Doulas of Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20020
District Doulas
Arlington, VA 22206
NOVA Birth Partners
601 13th St NW Ste 900, Washington, DC 20005
dc birth doulas
Washington, DC 20010

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.