Laurels
Best Doulas in
Raleigh
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 Raleigh, 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.

Amanda Hilderbran Birth Services

Amanda Hilderbran Birth Services is an independent doula in Raleigh, North Carolina. Amanda Hilderbran Birth Services provides prenatal support, labor doula services, birth photography, and visual birth plans. Their services include an initial free consultation, two prenatal visits, continuous telephone and email support, continuous on-call status starting at 38 weeks, labor support, and postpartum follow-up.

Raleigh, NC(703) 395-1603

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Andrea Dixon

Andrea Dixon is a doula, yoga instructor, and health coach in Durham, North Carolina. She supports women throughout every phase of their motherhood journeys, helping women to embody and embrace their transformations with strength and power. She offers prenatal yoga classes, private prenatal yoga, and prenatal partner yoga. Andrea Dixon has taken DONA-approved birth doula training.

Durham, NC(919) 452-0536

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Birth and Breath Doula Services Devon Linton Handel

Birth and Breath Doula Services, Devon Linton Handel, is an independent doula in Pittsboro, North Carolina who provides prenatal, labor, and birth support for expectant parents, with services ranging from birth doula to prenatal yoga. Birth and Breath Doula Services, Devon Linton Handel, is fully Rebozo Certified.

Pittsboro, NC(828) 280-8854

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Birth is Beautiful

Birth is Beautiful is a doula business in Apex, North Carolina. Birth is Beautiful offers birth services, postpartum services, and Hypnobabies classes. The principal of Birth is Beautiful, Jamie B. Jackson, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), HCHI, HCHD was certified as a birth doula in 2006 and became a postpartum doula in 2008.

Apex, NC(919) 387-3705

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Carolina Birth and Wellness

Carolina Birth and Wellness is a doula business located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Carolina Birth and Wellness offers doula support, massage therapy, and family infant massage classes. Their services range from birth doula, postpartum doula, and sibling doula to birth planning consultation, belly casting, belly binding, and special deliveries. Carolina Birth and Wellness offers support to all families in North Carolina, including the LGBT communities.

Chapel Hill, NC(919) 480-1423

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Daphne Flowers Birth Education and Doula Services

Daphne Flowers Birth Education and Doula Services is an independent doula in Raleigh that provides support to women throughout the entire pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. Their services include birth doula services and postpartum doula services. Daphne Flowers Birth Education and Doula Services is DONA certified, and follows the DONA Code of Ethics.

Raleigh, NC(919) 805-4707

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Doulas of Raleigh

Doulas of Raleigh a full-service doula agency serving new parents and families in the Triangle Area. Co-owners Kelly and Heather are both highly educated and certified doulas. Heather is a DONA certified Birth Doula, a PreCertified Postpartum Placenta Specialist, a PreCertified Postpartum Doula, and has completed HypnoBabies training. Kelly is a DONA certified Postpartum Doula, a ProDoula pre-certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, and a ProDoula certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist and has also completed CAPPA Working with Multiples Advanced Training.

Raleigh, NC(919) 424-6068

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Emerald Doulas, LLC

Emerald Doulas, LLC is a full-service doula agency in Durham, North Carolina. They serve new mothers and their families in the Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Graham, and Burlington areas. Their services include birth doulas, postpartum doulas, sibling doulas, placenta services, lactation support, photography, and community prenatal meetings. Emerald Doulas, LLC offers an enriching, experienced, and exceptional journey!

Durham, NC(919) 864-8361

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First Daze & Nightzzz, LLC

First Daze & Nightzzz, LLC is a postpartum doula agency located in Cary, North Carolina. First Daze & Nightzzz, LLC provides postpartum doula services and sleep coaching. Their services include an initial free consultation, ongoing in-home support, breast or bottle feeding consultations, twin/ multiples boot camp, and Skype or phone consultations.

Cary, NC(919) 274-0445

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Gentle Transitions

Gentle Transitions is a doula service in Apex, North Carolina. Their services include physical and emotional support to the new mother, basic infant care education and soothing techniques, baby sleep education to support healthy sleep habits, and more. The principal of Gentle Transitions Karen J. Baker, MSW, PCD obtained her postpartum doula certification from DONA International.

Apex, NC(919) 604-3402

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Heart in Hands, LLC

Heart in Hands, LLC is a doula business in Durham, North Carolina. Heart in Hands, LLC has a doula, lactation counselor, and family photographer on staff to serve all your needs. Their photography sessions include Newborn Session, Maternity Session, Family Life Session: Sketches, and Family Life Session: Full Palette. Heart in Hands, LLC is passionate about creating a safe environment for birthing mamas.

Durham, NC(919) 701-8808

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Journey of Motherhood

Joanne Dahill, of Journey of Motherhood Massage and Doula Services, is an independent birth doula offering care to Triangle families since 1998. In addition to her doula services, Joanne offers pregnancy and postpartum massage and is trained in the Arvigo® Method of Maya Abdominal Therapy. She teaches both Calm Birth® Meditation and Hypnobabies® Hypnosis for Childbirth classes. As a certified teacher of both Baby’s First Massage® and HUG™ Your Baby, she enjoys sharing tips that will make the transition to parenting a bit smoother. In 2006, she and five other doulas joined to form the Triangle Doula Collective; together they have supported over 1,250 families. Joanne completed her DONA International training in 1999. Her goal is to bring greater ease and comfort to women and their families during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

Durham, NC(919) 698-9110

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Oaks Doula Services

Oaks Doula Services is a doula service in Raleigh, North Carolina that serves the entire Triangle area. The doula of Oaks Doula Services, Caitlin Guy, provides all the information the client wants and needs in order to have the best choices for her birth. Offering an initial free consultation, Oaks Doula Services provides the highest quality birth services.

Raleigh, NC(919) 703-7408

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Peace and Serenity Birthing Services

Peace and Serenity Birthing Services is a doula service in Raleigh, North Carolina. They provide birth, postpartum, and sibling doula services. Peace and Serenity Birthing Services specializes in VBAC’s or vaginal birth after cesarean, LGBTQ births, plus-size births, multiples births, first-time births, natural/unmedicated births, and water births. For new clients, Peace and Serenity Birthing Services offers an initial free consultation. Melissa Bailey, lead doula, is a DONA international trained birth doula.

Raleigh, NC(919) 902-0672

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Raleigh Doula

Raleigh Doula is a doula business in Raleigh, North Carolina. They serve the areas of Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, and neighboring cities. Raleigh Doula offers birth and labor doula services, postpartum services, placenta services, and postpartum packages. Krista Kearney Florwick, CD, PPD and Sherrie Deans, PPD have attended the DONA training.

Raleigh, NC(919) 961-7350

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The Birth Library

The Birth Library is a doula service in Durham, North Carolina. They serve the entire Triangle Area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Creedmoor, Cary, Oxford, Henderson, and Wake Forest. The Birth Library provides childbirth education and doula services. The principal of The Birth Library, Tara, began her journey as a birth worker in 1994 and attended her first DONA Birth Doula workshop in 1997.

Durham, NC(919) 961-0602

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The Whole Bundle

The Whole Bundle is a doula business in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their services include physical and emotional support for new families, newborn care education, greater breastfeeding success, improved recovery period for the mother, easing the stress of new families, empowering mothers with evidence-based information and more. Cindy MacKinnon, the founder and president of The Whole Bundle, is a CAPPA certified postpartum doula.

Raleigh, NC(919) 609-0869

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Triangle Mothercare, Babie Bunnie Enterprises Inc.

Triangle Mothercare, Babie Bunnie Enterprises Inc. is a doula business founded in 2002 in Raleigh. They offer postpartum doula daytime and overnight services, postpartum packages, breastfeeding support, and lactation counseling. Triangle Mothercare, Babie Bunnie Enterprises Inc. is a Better Business Bureau accredited business that has been granted with an A+ rating.

Raleigh, NC(919) 225-2493

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Wanda's Work

Wanda's Work is a doula service in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The founder and owner of Wanda's Work, Wanda Sundermann has been serving the community for over 20 years. Wanda's Work offers childbirth education classes, doula services, bodywork, quilts, and other creations. Wanda Sundermann is a licensed massage therapist, certified childbirth educator, and professional doula.

Chapel Hill, NC

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