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Best Doulas in Tacoma, WA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tacoma 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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Puyallup, WA 98371

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Why choose this provider?

Lynn Evans Doula & Birth Services is designed to provide complete education and support to mothers and families during one of the most exciting and challenging events in life. The doula believes that every mother has the right to experience birth her way and is a caring and knowledgeable guide every step of the way, whether the mother prefers a hospital birth a water birth, or a home birth. The company offers a range of professional services, including labor and delivery support, private childbirth classes, breastfeeding support, and birth photography.

Olympia, WA 98501

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4.9 (67)

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The owner of Blissful Birth Initiations is a licensed massage therapist, Reiki Master, and Certified Holistic Doula with a passion for guiding women through the magical process of childbirth. The doula is committed to being a supportive and active coach to expectant mothers and strives to make pregnancy and birth a comfortable and unforgettable experience. The company provides doula support during labor and delivery, as well as add-on services like breastfeeding counseling, infant massage classes, and Bengkung belly binding, all designed for the benefit and health of mother and baby.

Tacoma, WA 98405

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4.9 (22)

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Baby Blessings Doula Care was founded to give mothers the confidence and knowledge they need to enjoy childbirth their way. Tacoma Doula Sarah Osborne is a strong and compassionate supporter to parents before, during, and after the birth, beginning with a no-obligation consultation to talk about the parents' expectations and childbirth plan. The doula also offers professional photography during the delivery, as well as a detailed written record of the birth, to help save those precious memories so parents can share and enjoy them for years to come.

Seattle, WA 98101

Why choose this provider?

Serene Doulas is a Seattle childbirth service that offers free consultations, competitive pricing, and the support of a team of birthing experts. The doulas understand that welcoming a new baby is an exciting and overwhelming time in life and work to prepare parents with all the tools and knowledge they need to feel confident, secure, and in control. Customers receive compassionate attention and care before, during, and after the birth, free from judgment and pressure, whether they choose to deliver in a hospital or at home, with or without medications.

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New Blessing Doula

Seattle, WA 98101

Why choose this provider?

When customers want to feel empowered to enjoy childbirth their way, New Blessing Doula is there to help. The doula works with expectant parents as a compassionate and informed guide and provides education and emotional support before, during, and after the birth, backed by more than 15 years of experience in helping families during one of life's most challenging and magical events. Customers can contact the doula on the website to schedule a no-obligation consultation and get more information about fees and services.

Bremerton, WA 98337

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5.0 (3)

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Angie Hotz Kitsap Birth Doula takes pride in being a calm and powerful guide to women and families as they prepare to welcome a new baby. The doula offers childbirth classes to teach parents about topics like nutrition, lactation, and labor and delivery. No matter the mother's birth plan the doula provides non-judgmental support throughout the big day to ensure parents have the most positive experience possible from beginning to end. Angie Hotz also serves as a facilitator for the Kitsap Cesarean and VBAC Support Group.

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Olympia, WA 98501

Why choose this provider?

The Olympia Doula Circle is a team of independent childbirth experts, lactation consultants, and educators with a fierce passion for supporting mothers. The company's doulas work hand-in-hand with mothers and partners to ensure they have the knowledge they need to feel confident, educated, and secure about the upcoming delivery. When parents need help adjusting after the birth, the doulas provide in-home care and support, always customized to the individual needs of each family. Additional services include lactation support, belly binding, and placenta encapsulation.

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Lynn Evans Doula & Birth Services
Puyallup, WA 98371
Blissful Birth Initiations
Olympia, WA 98501
Tacoma Doula Sarah Osborne
Tacoma, WA 98405
Serene Doulas
Seattle, WA 98101
New Blessing Doula
Seattle, WA 98101
Angie Hotz Kitsap Birth Doula
Bremerton, WA 98337
Olympia Doula Circle
Olympia, WA 98501

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.