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Best Doulas in Madison, WI

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1162 Cathedral Point Drive, Verona, WI 53593 Rating

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5.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Birthside Doula Care is a provider of doula services that helps Madison area families and individuals navigate childbirth. It is run by Anya Wait, who focuses on empowering new mothers from pregnancy through the postpartum phase. Wait's team assists new mothers during labor by using tools and providing guidance on birthing positions. Anya works with pregnant families during labor utilizing her knowledge as both a doula and non-practicing midwife to help create a positive birthing experience. She also offers bereavement support to parents who have lost their babies to miscarriage, stillbirth, and perinatal death. Anya has been providing birthing support for 30 years.

Madison, WI 53558 Rating

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5.0 (28)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Align Doula Services caters to clients in the greater Madison area. The group offers a birth doula package, which includes prenatal visits, continuous labor support, golden hour care, and a postpartum visit. Other services include virtual childbirth classes, postpartum doula support, placenta encapsulation, lactation support, and birth photography. The owner is a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International and has completed additional birth-related training courses, such as Hypnobabies, Spinning Babies, placenta encapsulation, and breastfeeding support.

Madison, WI 53711 Rating

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5.0 (5)
5.0 (4)

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GentleSurge is a Madison doula center. Services include private, semi-private, and group HypnoBirthing classes, labor support and prenatal and postpartum doula services using the HypnoBirthing method, an Empowered Parenting class for newborn basics and breastfeeding, and prenatal and postpartum Reiki and EFT. Interested parties can look through the six components involved in the center's HypnoBirthing classes as well as other perks such as a personal check-in close to their due date and four relaxation tracks. The team includes certified HypnoBirthing Practitioners via the HypnoBirthing Institute, one of which is also a Reiki Master who was trained in Emotional Freedom Technique and founded BabyMoon Retreats as well for pregnant women and new mothers.

Oregon, WI 53575 Rating

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5.0 (7)
5.0 (7)

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Holistic Homebirth Madison, LLC is an Oregon doula center backed by over 15 years of experience in the field. Couples hire the group for home birth support, water births in the home, prenatal education and monitoring during the pregnancy, postpartum care via two visits after baby arrives, newborn care and check-overs after birth and during visits, and assistance with breastfeeding as well. The owner is a Certified Nurse Midwife, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and Licensed Midwife, focuses on a holistic approach in all of her work and women's natural abilities, and has children of her own via birth, adoption, and foster care. Referrals to other other healing arts professionals are also available.

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Madison, WI 53703 Rating

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5.0 (11)
5.0 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Empowering Birth Services (Tammy) has been a Madison, WI doula provider for over 16 years. Individuals have access to a DONA-trained Doula, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, and Certified Dancing for Birth Instructor who has attended over 350 births and can sign up for private guided relaxation sessions, HypnoBirthing support during labor, and private sessions for fear release, regulating blood pressure, and scripts for turning breech babies. A reference for a local HypnoBirthing instructor is also available, and the doula offers Birth movement classes on zoom or outdoors when weather permits as well. The owner has also completed Advanced Doula Training, Acupressure training for Doulas, lactation training, and Advanced Positioning Strategies Workshops for Birth Professionals.

Madison, WI 53558

Why choose this provider?

Infinite Hope Birth Services is a professional doula service serving the greater Madison area, as well as Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Owner Tiffany Wogsland trained at DONA International in 2010 and completed Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula Training at Stillbirthday University in 2014. Tiffany offers prenatal support to help new parents plan their ideal pregnancy and birth experience, and she aids in preparing for the baby. She also offers labor support during birth and postpartum support for directly after labor and continuing through discharge.

Compare our Top Doulas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Birthside Doula Care
1162 Cathedral Point Drive, Verona, WI 53593
Align Doula Services
Madison, WI 53558
Madison, WI 53711
Holistic Homebirth Madison, LLC
Oregon, WI 53575
Empowering Birth Services
Madison, WI 53703
Infinite Hope Birth Services
Madison, WI 53558


  • 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.