Laurels

Best Doulas in Louisville
2021

Why These Doulas?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. 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.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 119 74 7

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Ashley Benz IBCLC

Ashley Benz, MA, CD (DONA), LCCE, IBCLC is a Certified Birth Doula and Certified Lactation Consultant. She has also finished the Lamaze International Childbirth Educator training, and is co-president of Birth Care Network. Doula services offered by Ashely include prenatal and postpartum support, continuous labor support, community resources, physical and emotional support, informational support, and breastfeeding support. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Ashley works to ensure the mother's breastfeeding goals are achieved, and the experience is enjoyable for mother and baby. Ashley also offers a number of education courses such as prenatal breastfeeding classes, Gently Ending Your Breastfeeding Journey, Starting Solids, New Baby 101, and private childbirth classes.

Louisville, KY 40214

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Birth Walk

Birth Walk was founded by Emily Whitsett-Pickett in Louisville, Kentucky. Emily is a certified birth doula, as well as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and a certified lactation counselor. She is a birth and reproductive advocate, and firmly believes that all families should feel supported in their unique journey of childbirth. Emily runs a private doula practice, and is also an integral member for the non-profit organization, Mama to Mama. She has experience in supporting those who struggle with substance abuse, emotional wellness, sexual assault, homelessness, and perinatal mood disorders. Emily offers full-spectrum doula services including free initial consultations, prenatal and postpartum visits, birth plan development assistance, continuous labor support, emotional and physical support, and breastfeeding support.

Louisville, KY 40214

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Dandelion Birth Services

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.

Louisville, KY 40202

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High Expectations Birthing

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.

Mount Washington, KY 40047

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Joyful Birth

Joyful Birth is a doula service for mothers in Louisville, Kentucky. Its doula, Abbie Gibitz, is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and also a Certified Birth Doula by DONA International. The practice offers prenatal and postpartum care along with guidance during the mother's labor and birth. Ms. Gibitz also provides scheduled transitional care after birth to help moms ease into life with their new baby. This care includes light household chores, baby care, and postpartum education.

5303 Chenoweth Park Ln
Louisville, KY 40291

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Louisville Area Doulas

Louisville Area Doulas is a premier, full-service doula agency serving mothers and families throughout Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. They specialize in labor and birth doula support, postpartum doula support, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, and baby planning services. They offer unbiased support and encourage families to make decisions that are in their best interests. Louisville Area Doulas offers educational workshops that cover topics like new parent preparation, birth partner preparation, sibling preparation, and preparing for multiples. Labor doula services include prenatal and postpartum meetings, and continuous physical and emotional labor support.

Louisville, KY 40202

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