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Best Doulas in Jersey City, NJ

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Jersey City 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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Rutherford, NJ 07070

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5.0 (5)

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Mamma Mia Doula is a provider of non-medical birth care in Rutherford. The practice offers gentle, respectful, and professional labor support to pregnant women, and it also engages in childbirth education, lactation counseling, and optimal fetal positioning. Mamma Mia Doula welcomes the participation of the infants’ fathers and other family members throughout the maternity experience, and it does not charge for the initial meeting. The doula serves clients in several New Jersey and New York areas.

Montclair, NJ 07028

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Sweet Births is birth doula service provider in Montclair. The practitioner guides anticipating mothers through maternity, and she creates a sincere and nonjudgmental atmosphere that helps her clients to stay strong despite the physical and emotional challenges that they may experience during this period. Sweet Births also engages in life casting and photography, which both aim to preserve the glorious moments of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. The company website features a photo gallery, as well as interesting articles and guides.

Jersey City, NJ 07304

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Mamarama is a perinatal provider serving new and expecting families in and around Jersey City, New Jersey. Jayne Freeman is a CEA/MNY Certified Childbirth Educator, breastfeeding counselor and postpartum doula who has been in business since 2012. Jayne created a public access television show called "Mamarama" on a local cable television channel when her children were still small. She turned that interest into a variety of services including postpartum doula support which includes breastfeeding & bottle-feeding counseling, practical newborn advice, and support for postpartum mood disorders. She also provides a variety of comprehensive group and private childbirth classes.

Montclair, NJ 07042

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5.0 (6)

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Montclair B.A.B.Y. is wellness center in Montclair that supports “the well-being of expectant moms, new parents, and their families.” The facility holds classes that prepare women for their journey to motherhood, and it also offers labor and postpartum doula services, massage and healing therapies, and yoga sessions before and after the delivery. Montclair B.A.B.Y. provides instruction to aspiring teachers, and the well-designed programs draw from the founder’s more than two decades of professional experience.

Chatham, NJ 07928

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5.0 (1)

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Holistic Beginnings is a maternity wellness practice in Chatham that offers natural childbirth and doula services. The founder helps clients maintain their health and positive attitude despite the physical and emotional changes that take place during pregnancy and after giving birth, and she also provides information for the father of the baby and other members of the family. Holistic Beginnings also engages in lactation counseling, and it has training programs for aspiring doulas.

Hoboken, NJ 07030

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The Midwives of New Jersey is a provider of professional care for anticipating and new mothers in Hoboken, Madison, and Hackettstown. The team commits to “serving women, honoring birth,” and it consists of midwives and doulas with decades of combined experience in efficiently handling deliveries at home or in the hospital. The Midwives of New Jersey also offers WellnessCare Pediatrics for infants and young people up to 21 years old, and it gives away birth plans through its website.

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Tenafly, NJ 07670

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5.0 (11)

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Labour Day Doula Support is a non-medical provider of labor and postpartum care in Tenafly. The practice offers “information, intuition, and inspiration for a truly transformative birth experience,” and the owner holds certifications from DONA International and Lamaze International. Labour Day Doula Support has appeared in Orgasmic Birth, a film, and it caters to individuals, couples, and families in several New Jersey and New York communities, and. The company website features helpful guides and important client information.

Compare our Top Doulas

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Mamma Mia Doula
Sweet Births
Mamarama
Montclair B.A.B.Y.
Holistic Beginnings
The Midwives of New Jersey
Labour Day Doula Support

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.