Laurels
Best Doulas in
St. Louis
2017

Why These Doulas?

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 St. Louis, 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.

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(314) 374-8901

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Bread and Roses Midwifery

Bread and Roses Midwifery was founded by Sarah Michelson in St. Louis, Missouri. Sarah has dedicated her career to fighting for women and reproductive justice, labor rights, and human rights. She is a Direct Entry Midwife and is a proud member of the Midwives Alliance of North America, the Missouri Midwives St. Louis study group, and Friends of Missouri Midwives. She works in conjunction with Confluence Midwifery Center and has attended over 100 births. Services offered by Bread and Roses Midwifery include well person care, prenatal and postpartum care, labor support, partner support, newborn physical examinations, breastfeeding and lactation support, and doula services. Sarah attends waterbirths and home births.

St. Louis, MO(314) 600-2762

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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.

Shiloh, IL(314) 328-9662

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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(314) 608-9854

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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(314) 677-9998

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MamaWise Birth LLC

MamaWise Birth LLC was founded by the certified doula, Sylwinn Tudor, with a goal to support mothers and better equip and prepare their partners. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, she began attending births in 2001. Sylwinn believes every woman deserves the best support during labor as well as during the postpartum period, also known as the fourth trimester. She has extensive experience assisting with miscarriages, inductions, VBAC, natural births, single mothers, homebirths, and epidural births. She tailors her services to meet the unique needs of her clients so as to facilitate enjoyable birthing experiences. Sylwinn offers comprehensive doula services including prenatal visits, continuous phone and text support, backup doula services if necessary, continuous labor support, immediate postpartum care, breastfeeding assistance, and postpartum doula care. She also offers private and semi-private Your Birth Experience (YBE) classes and a Supporting Her class.

St. Louis, MO(314) 669-1827

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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(636) 720-9994

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Sage Moon Doula

Sage Moon Doula offers full-spectrum doula services to families throughout St. Louis, Missouri. They offer safe, supportive, competent, and inclusive support for women and families during their childbearing year. Simiya Sudduth is an experienced and trained ICTC Full Circle Doula. She believes in breastfeeding, holistic nutrition, social justice, and herbalism. Her primary objective is to help underserved and low-income communities. She is a trained yoga instructor and Full Circle Doula. Services offered by Sage Moon Doula include free initial consultations, prenatal visits, physical and emotional support, informational support, birth plan preparation assistance, breastfeeding assistance, holistic nutrition counseling, community resources, and Reiki. Simiya also offers massage for both mother and baby, aromatherapy, sibling care, meal prep and light house work, herbal baths, babywearing and cloth diapering education, newborn care instruction, and private postnatal yoga instruction.

Maplewood, MO(314) 482-5868

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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(314) 265-7407

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St. Louis Doulas

St. Louis Doulas is a growing and respectable doula agency that serves mothers and families throughout the Greater St. Louis area. They specialize in birth and postpartum doula services, belly binding, sibling support, and placenta encapsulation services. Every doula on-staff has successfully completed doula training, has a Family Care Safety Registry, has CPR and First Aid certifications, and regularly participates in professional development opportunities. Doula care services include belly binding, daytime postpartum care, relaxation and guided meditation, essential oil usage, emotional wellness sessions, breastfeeding assistance and encouragement, placenta encapsulation, Parents' First Date Night, and aromatherapy. St. Louis Doulas also hosts professional development courses covering labor doula training, postpartum doula training, advanced comfort measures, and a trauma workshop for doulas.

Saint Charles, MO(314) 399-8457

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