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Best Doulas in Pittsburgh, PA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Pittsburgh 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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Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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5.0 (4)

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Pittsburgh Doula Network is a doula agency that is committed to empowering women and their families, and to providing exceptional, professional doula services to women from any and all socio-economic backgrounds. Pittsburgh Doula Network consists of independent doulas who work for the family they are assisting, not for a caregiving agency or hospital. Pittsburgh Doula Network is a highly respected agency that specializes in postpartum care such as newborn care, postpartum mother recovery, breast and bottle feeding, and family support. Doulas from Pittsburgh Doula Network help new families through gentle reassurance and encouragement as the mother gains confidence, allowing her to get rest to facilitate the healing process, giving attention to basic family needs, assistance with practical chores and light housekeeping, breastfeeding support, and prenatal in-home help for mothers on bedrest.

Pittsburgh, PA 15202

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5.0 (20)

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Golden Lotus Doula Services supports families in and around Pittsburgh who are expecting a baby. The doulas from the company assist families, from pregnancy until the baby's birth. Doulas from Golden Lotus can help parents in labor through the contractions using various techniques, such as massages and positioning. They teach childbirth education and also provide placenta encapsulation services. They also have experience supporting birth in birthing centers, hospitals, and home births. Golden Lotus support all kinds of families—single parents, adoptive families, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Pittsburgh, PA

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5.0 (14)

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Riverbend Birth offers doula support to expectant mothers and families in Pittsburgh. Its team consists of wife-and-wife duo Marlee and Megan. The pair have been in childbirth services since 2014, supporting clients with high-risk pregnancies, parents in complex fertility situations, and members of oppressed groups. They offer birth preparation classes to help expectant parents understand the birthing process and equip them with coping techniques to deal with labor pain. They also offer support services to new mothers struggling with infant feeding and sleep issues.

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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5.0 (2)

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Growing Love Birth Services offers Full Spectrum Doula and Lactation support in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company provides online and in-person consultation to plan births and guide the health and wellness of parents-to-be from fertility through postpartum. They offer to meet with clients and advise them on how to be more comfortable and relaxed while in labor, how to prepare for their birth prenatally, how to care for themselves and their new baby, and more! The company also offers postpartum visits to provide care for all new families in a multitude of ways. Its founder, Tal (they/them), started back in 2009 and believes in helping people of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic status.

4070 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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5.0 (2)

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Bloom Birth Concierge is a professional doula and childbirth education business that serves families and expectant parents in Pittsburgh. It works closely with clients to create personalized packages that best suit their needs. Its team of professional doulas provides evidence-based informational and educational classes for expectant parents, as well as labor and postpartum support, lactation counseling, and placenta encapsulation. Bloom Birth Concierge is owned by Bethany Brown who also has a background in mental health and family therapy.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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4.9 (32)

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Shining Light Doulas employs a team of professional, certified, and fully insured doulas who have all received training through reputable sources such as DONA and CAPPA. The doulas work within their capabilities and use evidence-based methods to facilitate a mother's birth experience. Each meeting with a doula is in a private and comfortable space, where all information is provided to the mother and her birth partner. When a family signs up with Shining Light Doulas, they are given exclusive access to a number of classes and workshops surrounding pregnancy, the postpartum period, and general parenting. The doulas provide complete and compassionate care throughout the pregnancy process, and they proudly support all women and their families. They attend natural and induced labors, cesarean sections, epidural births, home births, and hospital births.

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Pittsburgh Doula Network
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Golden Lotus Doula Services
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Riverbend Birth
Pittsburgh, PA
Growing Love Birth Services
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Bloom Birth Concierge
4070 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Shining Light Doulas
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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.