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Best Doulas in Louisville, KY

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Louisville 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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Mount Washington, KY 40047

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High Expectations Birthing, located in Mount Washington, Kentucky, was founded by Christy High. Christy is a Certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor and is Becoming Dad certified. Expectant mothers who implement the Hypnobabies method of hypnotic childbirth often times experience peacefulness and relaxation, confident and comfortable, and even pain-free births. Services offered at High Expectations Birthing include private and group classes, a Home Study Advantage course, private Hypnobabies sessions, and hypno-doula services.

Louisville, KY 40142

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Doulas of Kentuckiana was founded with a passion to provide mothers and families with professional and reliable care. They offer continued support for families as they navigate the processes of pregnancy and childbirth. They fully understand how many decisions accompany the transition into parenthood, and they offer their suggestions, support, and encouragement based on past professional experiences. Doulas of Kentuckiana specializes in birth doula services, lactation support, postpartum care, placenta encapsulation, and childbirth education. Doula services include supporting women and families both in home and hospital settings, continuous labor support, in-person consultations, physical and emotional support, and postpartum visits and care.

Louisville, KY 40202

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5.0 (22)

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Dandelion Birth Services, located in Louisville, Kentucky, specialized in childbirth preparation and education classes and doula services. Founder Jenny Hoffmann is a professional doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. Jenny teaches classes that are based on healthy birth practices and holistic philosophies. Dandelion Birth Services offers comprehensive doula services including prenatal visits, unlimited phone and email support, continuous labor support, breastfeeding support, postpartum check-ins, and physical and emotional support throughout all stages of pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period.

Compare our Top Doulas

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High Expectations Birthing
Mount Washington, KY 40047
Doulas of Kentuckiana
Louisville, KY 40142
Dandelion Birth Services
Louisville, KY 40202

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.