Tennessee Doulas Association is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate people about doulas and promote the use of doula care to improve pregnancy, birth, and postpartum outcomes.

Hire a Professional Doula (doo-luh)

At the Tennessee Doulas Association, we are honored to be a part of your birthing journey, providing unwavering support, guidance, and advocacy every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support you during this transformative time in your life.


General role of the doula:


**Before the Birth: Coaching for Confidence and Preparedness**


Long before the first contraction, the journey of childbirth begins with preparation and anticipation. Here, a doula's role as a birth coach truly shines, offering invaluable guidance and support as you navigate the maze of pregnancy, labor, and delivery.


**Prenatal Coaching:** From the moment you enlist the support of a doula, their role as your birth coach begins. Through personalized prenatal sessions, they provide comprehensive education on childbirth, exploring topics such as stages of labor, pain management techniques, and birth preferences. Together, you'll craft a birth plan that reflects your values, desires, and aspirations for the birthing experience.


**Emotional Preparation:** Pregnancy is a time of profound transformation, both physically and emotionally. As your birth coach, a doula offers a compassionate ear and a safe space to explore your hopes, fears, and expectations surrounding childbirth. Through open dialogue and supportive guidance, they empower you to approach the birthing process with confidence, courage, and a deep sense of self-awareness.


**Partner Coaching:** Birth is a journey shared not only by the birthing individual but also by their partner. Recognizing the vital role partners play in the birthing process, doulas provide specialized coaching and support to partners, equipping them with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to actively participate in the birth experience. From massage techniques to communication strategies, partners receive personalized guidance tailored to their unique needs and preferences.


**During and After the Birth: A Doula's Guiding Hand**


As the moment of birth draws near, the presence of a doula becomes even more invaluable—a steady anchor amidst the swirling currents of labor and delivery. With unwavering support and expertise, they guide you through each contraction, offering comfort, encouragement, and advocacy every step of the way.


**Labor Support:** From the first twinge of labor to the exhilarating moment of birth, a doula remains by your side as a steadfast source of support and reassurance. Through massage, positioning techniques, and soothing words, they help you navigate the intensity of contractions with grace and resilience.


**Advocacy:** In the birthing room, voices may falter, and doubts may arise. Here, a doula shines as a fierce advocate, championing your rights, preferences, and dignity amidst the whirlwind of medical interventions and protocols.


**Postpartum Assistance: Nurturing the Transition**


As the intensity of labor subsides and the euphoria of birth settles, a doula's role transitions seamlessly into the postpartum period—a time of healing, adjustment, and profound transformation.


**Recovery Support:** In the tender days and weeks following birth, a doula offers compassionate support and practical assistance to aid in your physical and emotional recovery. Whether it's providing breastfeeding guidance, assisting with newborn care, or simply lending a listening ear, they are there to nurture and empower you every step of the way.


**Emotional Well-being:** The postpartum period can be a rollercoaster of emotions, marked by joy, exhaustion, and everything in between. As your trusted confidant, a doula offers a compassionate presence and a safe space to process your feelings, fears, and triumphs as you navigate the joys and challenges of new parenthood.


**Partner Support:** Just as during labor, a doula extends their coaching expertise to partners in the postpartum period, offering guidance, reassurance, and practical support as they navigate their role as a new parent. From diaper changes to midnight feedings, partners receive personalized coaching and encouragement to help them feel confident and capable in their caregiving responsibilities.


In every moment, from the first flutter of anticipation to the tender embrace of new life, a doula's presence is felt—a guiding light, a steady hand, and a compassionate heart, walking alongside you on the journey of birth and beyond.


The doula fee is a sliding scale model based on your income. Your doula could cost from $50 to $1500. Contact us for more information.

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