Laurels
Best Doulas in
Charlotte
2018

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 Charlotte, NC.

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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 Elements

Birthing Elements offers doula services for Charlotte, NC as well as surrounding areas. Owner Melissa Fehr is DONA trained and is a member of CAPPA, the American Pregnancy Association, BirthPartners, Charlotte Doulas, and DOCA. Birthing Elements offers free personal meetings to acclimate both parties to one another, in addition to reiki and homeopathy services and placenta encapsulation. The practice strives to educate and empower expecting women, aiming to ensure a more positive, successful birth. Melissa Fehr hopes to provide women with emotional, physical, and intellectual support by giving them the information and tools necessary to feel confident throughout their pregnancy and into the postpartum period. She advocates for partners to participate and get more involved in the doula process at their own comfort level.

Charlotte, NC(704) 756-8147

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Complete Joy Birth Services

Complete Joy Birth Services serves the Charlotte, NC area and aims to offer help, support, and encouragement to expecting mothers. Founder Andrea Gerdes was awarded a birth doula certification by Birth Arts International and has been pursuing her certification as a postpartum doula as well. She has also received certification in aromatherapy for pregnancy on top of her Novice Rebozo certification. Her services extend through the pregnancy period and beyond, providing advice, expertise, and a wealth of resources to aid women as they prepare for childbirth. Andrea Gerdes is an Evidence Based Birth Professional Member and Complete Joy Birth Services is proud to be a Heart Doula Business. Complete Joy Birth Services offers a free consultation to all prospective clients to discuss their pregnancy and birthing needs.

Charlotte, NC(540) 226-1312

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Doulas of Charlotte

Located in Charlotte, NC, Doulas of Charlotte aims to provide exceptional care for growing, expecting families and mothers. Co-owners Emily Knight and Elizabeth Eschete are both labor and postpartum doulas, certified by ProDoula, with years of education and training between them. Doulas of Charlotte offers a wide array of services, including on-call birth support, postpartum consultations, safe, personalized placenta services, and education and workshops for expanding families. The doulas that work in partnership with Doulas of Charlotte have been hand-selected by Emily and Elizabeth to ensure that they reflect the values and professionalism the practice holds dear. The agency promotes these partnerships and long-term relationships to help raise the current standards of the doula community so they can best serve their clients.

Charlotte, NC(980) 349-6769

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Holistic Birth Doula Services

Holistic Birth Doula Services is proud to serve the Charlotte, NC area by providing evidence-based information for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods. Owned by Sarah Cashman, a CAPPA-trained labor and postpartum doula, Holistic Birth Doula Services offers free consultations to prospective clients seeking advice. Sarah aims to give pregnant women access to the tools and information necessary to ensure they are confidently making the best decisions for themselves and their families. The practice offers emotional, physical, and informational support for families and expectant women before, during, and after birth, and the postpartum services extend to overnight visits to ease the transition into life with a newborn. Sarah Cashman believes in a positive approach to labor and childbirth, providing comfort and care to women during their delivery.

Midland, NC(919) 741-7214

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My Darling Doula

My Darling Doula seeks to aid expecting mothers in the Charlotte, NC area by providing a holistic approach to developing confidence during a pregnancy. Founder Fametta Darling works with families in the area to provide satisfying, empowering birthing experiences. My Darling Doula specializes in homebirth, induction, VBAC, planned cesareans, natural birth, and supporting first-time parents throughout the pregnancy. Fametta Darling also proudly serves the LGBTQA-members of Charlotte's birthing community with a philosophy that emphasizes specialized, individual care for all of her clients during their labor and delivery. She has access to varied resources, including community-based professionals and international organizations to ensure that her clients are informed and confident throughout their birth experience, labor, delivery, and beyond.

Charlotte, NC(704) 255-5132

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Natural Abundance Health & Birthing

Natural Abundance Health & Birthing, a Charlotte, NC doula service, is owned and operated by Laura Speece, a certified birth doula and childbirth educator. Laura has been working as a doula since she relocated to North Carolina in 2008, having earned her CAPPA certification and childbirth education training under Tracy Wilson Peters, CAPPA's founder and CEO. Natural Abundance Health & Birthing offers labor doula services, prenatal doula and birth classes, and natural childbirth education classes. Previous clients have enjoyed Laura's sweet, caring demeanor and her wealth of knowledge when it comes to natural birth. She has also studied nutrition, herbs, aromatherapy, nutrition, sleep coaching, exercise, and alternatives to over-the-counter medicine, combining her intellect with compassion to aid families during the labor, birthing, and postpartum process.

Charlotte, NC(704) 502-9409

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Queen City Newborn Care, LLC

Queen City Newborn Care, LLC specializes in all things baby in the Charlotte, NC area. A team of seven women, coordinated by owner and founder Meg Hendery, all members are trained in SIDS, trained in infant and child CPR, have passed a background check, come highly recommended, and have 3+ years of infant care experience. As Charlotte's first, and only, agency to specialize in newborn and postpartum support for the whole family, Queen City Newborn Care, LLC offers live-in, daytime, and overnight support on a 24/7 basis. Services also include placenta encapsulation, lactation consultation, and sleep coaching for new mothers. The practice supports all families in the area, regardless of race, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation and provides a free consultation to discuss potential client needs.

Charlotte, NC(704) 594-1349

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Sage Mama Doula

Sage Mama Doula, owned and operated by Sarah Eiley Cowherd, serves the Charlotte, NC area with a combination of maternal instincts and belief in the wisdom of women. Sarah's birth and postpartum doula services encompass 10+ years of experience, as well as numerous certifications from organizations such as The White Ribbon Alliances, CIMS, International Midwifery Training, and Doula Training International. Her services include 24/7 on-call availability during labor and birth, continued text and email support for six weeks postpartum, access to a wealth of parenting, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and birth resources, and 1-2 hours of immediate postpartum consultation. Sage Mama Doula provides continuous support during the pregnancy and beyond, aiming to help ease the minds of expecting families throughout the metro area.

Charlotte, NC(315) 744-0579

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South Charlotte Doulas

South Charlotte Doulas is comprised of several independent doulas working in the greater Charlotte, NC area. A team made up of experienced, highly qualified birth and postpartum professionals, the women of South Charlotte Doulas have joined up to provide reliable, consistent support to each of the families they serve. Each of the women, as well as the businesses they each own and operate, have earned doula certifications, with some members of the team attaining CAPPA certifications. They believe that every pregnancy can benefit from the knowledge, compassion, and care a doula provides to a family during the birthing and postpartum period. Their commitment to their clients, as well as to one another, is the cornerstone of their work at South Charlotte Doulas.

Charlotte, NC(980) 406-2782

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TJack Doula Services

Since 2013, TJack Doula Services has been based in Charlotte, NC and aims to support families and expecting mothers in a variety of settings. Owner Kira Kimble's doula package includes prenatal visits, a 24-hour on-call period from 38 weeks into the pregnancy to two weeks after the delivery, phone, email, and text support, birthing and breastfeeding support, a postpartum follow-up, and a lending library comprised of numerous titles relating to pregnancy support. Previous clients say that Kira Kimble's doula services were everything they could've hoped for and that she eased several expecting mothers' anxieties through trying, difficult periods. TJack Doula Services offers a free 30-minute consultation to all prospective clients to learn about their birthing goals and how they can be achieved.

Charlotte, NC(704) 661-2278

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Your Birth Helper

Your Birth Helper, a Charlotte, NC doula service, is owned and operated by Pamela Sauls, a certified childbirth educator and doula with over 24 years of experience, having started by teaching The Bradley Method® in 1991. Pamela Sauls is also certified in massage/bodywork and spa therapies. Your Birth Helper specializes in easing labor through numerous methods, including natural birth services, coach training, the art of relaxation and massage, low-intervention birth, positive communications, and more. Some of the women Pamela has worked with commend her on how relaxed and confident she was able to make them feel, all while ensuring their labor went smoothly. Pamela's knowledge and commitment to safe, natural births make her a great resource for expecting mothers in the area.

Charlotte, NC(678) 614-5604

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