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Best Doulas in
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2020

4 Best Independence Doulas

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We scored 27 Doulas in Independence, MO and Picked the Top 4

Birthing Beyond LLC is a professional doula and childbirth education provider in Kansas City. The practice was founded by Vanessa Flood in 2002 to provide support in areas of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, breastfeeding, and parenting. Flood has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Kansas and holds an international board certified lactation consultant designation, a childbirth educator certification through Lamaze, birth doula certification from DONA International, and the Happiest Baby on the Block certification from Dr. Harvey Karp. Birth doula packages include a free initial consultation, in-home childbirth class, unlimited phone and email support, continuous support during labor, postpartum support, breastfeeding assistance, birth photos, written timeline of the birth, and a discount on lactation consulting. In addition to doula services, the practice also offers a certified private Lamaze childbirth class and a private IBCLC breastfeeding class.

Heartfelt Dimensions is a professional doula in Kansas City. The practice was founded by Denise “Nadah” Cartmill, who earned her certification in 1997 from the Academy of Certified Birth Educators and Labor Support Professionals. She also has more than 30 years of experience in massage and assisted in establishing the massage program at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Professional doula services at Heartfelt Dimensions include facilitation of communication between the woman and healthcare providers, continuous support throughout birth, alternative pain relief measures, emotional support, prenatal massage therapy, postpartum massage, and aftercare work. The practice also offers personalized one-on-one childbirth education classes on the subjects of pregnancy, labor, comfort measures, and breastfeeding.

Kansas City Doulas is a professional doula service in Kansas City and providing services to Mission Hills, Brookside, and Johnson County. All the doulas at Kansas City Doulas are trained and certified by ProDoula and have a combined 25 years of experience in the field. Members of the practice have experience in the Bradley Method, Lamaze, Hypno-birthing, natural birth, birth assisted with medication, cesareans, multiple, induction, attachment parenting, scheduled parenting, and breastfeeding. Labor services include on-call availability, emotional and physical support, and postpartum care. The practice also offers placenta encapsulation and lactation consulting. The center also provides childbirth education classes including information on creating a birth plan, positioning of mom and baby, the labor process, nonmedical pain relief options, medical pain relief options, delivery of the placenta, and postpartum expectations.

The MOM Center is a community center that provides birth and bereavement support to families in the Kearney area. The center provides doula services to serve during birth in any trimester and was founded by Heidi Faith. For expecting families, the center provides doula services, breastfeeding support, and childbirth education. The center also assists families enduring pregnancy and infant loss with free birth and bereavement doula services and free long-term bereavement support groups. Online and on-site doula training is also offered.

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