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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored doulas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best doulas in Independence, MO.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Birthing Beyond LLC

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.

Olathe, KS(913) 485-0298


Black Rabbit Doula

Black Rabbit Doula is a collective of professional doulas in Kansas City offering a full spectrum of support to pregnant, laboring, and postpartum women and their partners. The practice was started by Jessica Walker, who is a labor and postpartum doula, placenta specialist, and childbirth educator. The practice offers several doula service packages. The pro package includes on-call support, monthly in-person meetings, access to exclusive digital information, exclusive labor support, and postpartum support. The preparedness package also includes three extra birth preparation sessions and attendance in the practice’s parenting 101 class. The passionate package includes a consultation with BirthFit KC and a consultation with Honeybee Maternity. The practice also offers childbirth preparation and parenting classes, as well as placenta encapsulation.

Kansas City, MO(816) 810-6922


Dayna Doula

Dayna Doula is a professional doula in the Kansas City metro area providing doula services and in-home childbirth education. The practice was started by Dayna O’Gorman, who is a certified doula and childbirth educator with more than 14 years of experience in the field. She offers labor services and private childbirth education classes to the entire metro area, including Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Mission, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Leawood, Lees Summit, Kansas City, North Kansas City, Liberty, Belton, Independence, and all other communities in a 50-mile radius. Dayna Doula offers two doula packages, which include prenatal meetings, birth plan preparation, phone consultation, labor support, and postpartum support. Education services are also available and include information on end-of-pregnancy health and comfort, stages of labor, labor comfort measures, pain management, postpartum, and infant care.

Kansas City, MO


Heartfelt Dimensions

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, MO(913) 634-2059


Kansas City Doulas

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.

Kansas City, KS(913) 333-6239


The MOM Center

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.

Kearney, MO(816) 343-4615


Wonderfully Made Beginnings

Wonderfully Made Beginning is a professional doula service serving the Kansas City area. The practice was founded by Nikki Jaspersen, a CAPPA-trained natural childbirth educator and labor doula. She is a midwife’s birth assistant at A Mother’s Love Birthing Center and is in the process of obtaining certification from Professional Midwife. Doula services offered include support during labor and delivery, emotional and physical support, birth photography, breastfeeding assistance, prenatal and postpartum visits, a written birth story, and partner support. The practice also offers natural childbirth education classes discussing nutrition, prenatal exercise, stages of labor, comfort measures, pain management options, postpartum care, and newborn care. Payment plans and discounted rates are available upon request.

Raymore, MO(816) 896-4554


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