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Best Doulas in
St. Louis
2020

Why These Doulas?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored St. Louis 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 78 49 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.

Ashley Filippi

Located in Saint Louis, Ashley Filippi is an Ayurvedic and postpartum doula providing families with compassionate energy restoration in the form of holistic advice and exercise. Using her professional experience as a certified doula alongside her personal prenatal and postnatal journeys, Filippi offers her clients a variety of physical, emotional, and dietary plans and techniques, each one individually designed to help them make the transition to motherhood a rewarding and relaxing one.

St Louis, MO 63110

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Birth Wisely

Birth Wisely offers inspired and empowering childbirth services to mothers and families throughout Creve Coeur, Missouri. They specialize in childbirth education and birth doula services. Founder Jen Jester, IBCE, CD(DONA), is not only an Informed Beginnings Childbirth Educator and Certified Doula, but is also working towards becoming a professional midwife through Midwives College of Utah. Birth services offered by Jen at Birth Wisely include customized care, emotional and physical support, birth plan development and implementation, assist with difficult decisions and situations, prenatal visits, community resources, assistance with labor and birth positions, basic massage, acupressure, and facilitating communication between the mother and her birth partner.

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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Bright Blessings Birth Services

Bright Blessings Birth Services offers birth, loss, and postpartum doula care for mothers and families throughout East St. Louis. The service provides full-spectrum doula services including mother blessing celebrations, acupressure, cloth diaper education, antepartum doula services, miscarriage support, aromatherapy, abortion support, birth pool rental, belly casting, placenta encapsulation, sibling support, and stillbirth bereavement doula services. Bright Blessings Birth Services attends VBAC, cesarean births, and home and hospital births. They provide courses that cover topics such as certified doula training through the Madriella Doula Network, sacred pregnancy, breastfeeding, preparing for birth, and thoughtful childbirth. Director Annie Hill is a Madriella Certified Labor Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, a Certified Birth, and Bereavement Doula with more than ten years of experience. Bright Blessings Birth Services is a proud member of Doulas of Greater St. Louis and the American Pregnancy Association.

Circle of Life Doula Services

Circle of Life Doula Services, located in St. Louis, Missouri, honors unique birthing experiences. They specialize in labor support, education classes, breastfeeding education, bellycasting, and postpartum support. Founder Julie Guttmann is a professional doula who received her training through the Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators and the Doulas of North America International. She has prior experience as a breastfeeding counselor through WIC and is taking steps towards becoming a Certified Professional Midwife. Circle of Life Doula Services offers prenatal and postpartum visits, unlimited phone and email support, birth plan development assistance, community resources, continuous labor support, breastfeeding assistance, photography and videography assistance, back-up doula arrangements if necessary, and an insurance reimbursement option.

St. Louis, MO 63146

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Confluence Midwifery Center

Confluence Midwifery Center offers individualized birth care to women and families throughout St. Louis, Missouri. Co-founders Linsey and Susan had years of independent midwifery experience before establishing Confluence Midwifery Center. The facility was first opened in 2015 as a way to provide more options to local families. Linsey Kornya, CPM and Susan Mickley, CPN have nearly 20 years of combined experience, and complement each other's strengths and provide their clients with a safe and relaxing birthing experience. Confluence Midwifery Center specializes in midwifery care, home birth support, hospital birth support, water birth support, doula services, and woman care.

St. Louis, MO 63116

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Olive Roots Birth

Olive Roots Birth, located in St. Charles, Missouri, offers traditional doula services. They provide unbiased, respectful support to the mother and her birth team. The team of highly experienced and trained doulas implement evidence-based methods and techniques in order to facilitate an enjoyable birth experience. Services offered by Olive Roots Birth include free initial consultations, prenatal visits, community resources, birth attendance and continuous labor support, postpartum visits, basic infant care instruction, and babywearing education. The doulas firmly believe giving birth is unique to each mother while also being transformative and extremely personal, and they work with their vast experience to deliver the best results possible. They encourage families to educate themselves so as to make intuitive and informed decisions.

Saint Charles, MO 63301

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Spectrum Birth Services

Spectrum Birth Services, located in Richmond Heights, Missouri, offers full-spectrum pregnancy, birth, and postpartum services. They believe in delivering calm and confident parents to babies, and they lend their services to women and families from pre-conception through birth. They boast more than 30 years of experience and bring a myriad of support options that embrace nearly every birthing philosophy and circumstance. Spectrum Birth Services is committed to a foundation they refer to as R.A.N.E.S.; reassure, advocate, normalize, encourage, and support. They offer each of these ideals to every mother and family so as to facilitate an exceedingly positive birth experience. Spectrum Birth Services offers birth planning, adoption support, childbirth education, birth and postpartum doula services, placenta encapsulation, and newborn nutrition services.

Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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