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Ashley Filippi LLC

Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139
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Ashley Filippi LLC offers doula services to clients in St. Louis. Using her Ayurvedic, yoga, and personal training, Filippi provides holistic care for supporting women from their pregnancy to their new lifes as mothers. Her services include educating moms about prenatal and postnatal cooking with herbs and foods that nourish women's minds and bodies. She also provides Abhyanga treatment with Ashwagandha or Bala oil to cover the entire body for replenishing strength and energy. Postnatal snacks and herbal teas are also available.

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Circle of Life Doula Services

St. Louis, MO 63146
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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.

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Jamaa Birth Village

40 N Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135
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Jamaa Birth Village is a maternal health organization that provides doula care. Its team of childbirth professionals provides doula care as part of the company's midwifery care program. This program covers prenatal and postpartum care that includes 45-60 minute visits with midwives, childbirth and nutrition classes, chiropractic care, and newborn feeding support with a lactation specialist. The midwifery care service also includes access to Jamaa Birth Village's organic community garden. The organization has assisted over 500 mothers since 2015.

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Labor of Love Doula Care

3655 Bellerive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63116
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The Labor of Love Doula Care guides parents near St. Louis from pregnancy to early infancy. Kitty Curtin is a birth doula and a former RN with two decades of experience in different medical areas, including NICU and postpartum. Her knowledge in nursing helps her in assisting women during pregnancy and birth, especially those who are going through pregnancy for the first time or having special health concerns. She counsels the birthing person regarding birth options and their partner's participation.

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Purple Lotus Doulas

12401 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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Purple Lotus Doulas in St. Louis provides education, support, and training services throughout the different stages of pregnancy and birth. It offers physical and emotional support for individuals and families of diverse backgrounds. Its birth doula services include in-home support and presence during childbirth. Its postpartum doula services offer assistance in newborn feeding and provide information on normal newborn behavior. The business also offers birth photography, as well as raw encapsulation, and placenta encapsulation using the traditional Chinese method.

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Southwest Illinois Birth

Shiloh, IL 62269
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Annie Hill, the Executive Director of Southwest Illinois Birth, provides Doula services to the greater St. Louis Region and beyond. With over 35 years of experience, she holds credentials from multiple Doula organizations and has experience with singletons, multiples, VBAC, and breech births. She is also certified in Childbirth Education and Placental preparation/preservation. Formerly Bright Blessings Birth Services, Southwest Illinois Birth provides personalized services both in-person and online, including but not limited to Doula care (birth, postpartum, infant and adult loss/bereavement, and end-of-life planning and support/care).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it legal to give birth at home?

A: Six states consider home birth midwifery illegal, including Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Recently, Michigan passed legislation allowing at-home births. Additionally, 23 other states allow at-home deliveries but only under severe restrictions.

Q: Who is eligible for a home birth?

A: Although the medical community’s stance is that births at a hospital are the safest, any mother has the right to decide to give birth at home. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice considers multiple gestations, a prior C-section delivery, or fetal malpresentation reasons to avoid at-home labor.

Q: How do you get a birth certificate if you give birth at home?

A: The physician or the midwife who attended the home birth is responsible for registering the delivery with the local Health Department. You can ask your midwife or physician when you can expect to get a copy of the birth certificate.

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