BIRTH DOULAS

Please feel free to contact doulas that you wish to interview. We recommend that you not contact more than 4 people to start. LOOM cannot guarantee availability, pricing, or specific services, as each doula practices individually and independently of LOOM.
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Cassie Cherney

Cassie Cherney
ckcherney@gmail.com
cassiecherney.com
(917) 902-9319

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Hi there, I'm Cassie! I began my journey into the birth world as a pre/postnatal yoga teacher. Inspired by the strength and intelligence of the human body, I found my calling as a birth doula! I bring humor, compassion and evidence based knowledge to each birth I have the honor to be a part of. I believe that every family deserves an empowered and optimal birth and look forward to being a source of support during this life changing experience.

Catalina Clark

Catalina Clark
catalinaclark.birth@gmail.com
(310) 867-0769

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

It is an honor for me to serve families through the miracle of birth and early parenting. With my background in prenatal yoga, I've seen the ways in which a person’s emotions link directly to their physical being. Therefore, a peaceful mind is a peaceful body, thus leading to a graceful birth and transformation into parenthood. As a birth doula, I focus on prenatal education and preparation to create a sacred space surrounding the experience. As a doula in the postpartum space, my goal is to nurture the entire family with loving support so that they may feel empowered. I am also a placenta encapsulation specialist and offer out-of-hospital birthing options as a student midwife.

Rebecca Coursey-Rugh

Rebecca Coursey-Rugh
awonderedlife@gmail.com
awonderedlife.com
(310) 528-0133

Please email me for the most current rates and packages.

I am a birth worker, mother, lover of humanity, and documentary photographer. As a doula, I see myself as a space maker, map-reader, labyrinth walker. I often use the term “birth sherpa” or “guide” as I believe I cannot cross the threshold of parenthood for you; rather help you navigate the terrain and map out the best course for you. I not only believe in advocacy, education and evidence based information, but I also draw on fairytales and ancient myths in our prenatal appointments as a way to look into the metaphorical journey of birth and transformation. I love diving into the anthropology of birth itself and exploring what we need to feel safe and secure during our birth, not just as humans but as mammals as well. I truly believe birth is both an art and science—it speaks its own language.

Attending births remains as much an honor and privilege now as it was at my very first birth. No matter how your path to parenting unfolds, I truly believe that our bodies and our babies deserve to be surrounded by a chorus of love and respect as we welcome our children into this world.

Kate Danson

Kate Danson
kate@katedanson.com
(310) 686-2535

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

I am a birth and postpartum Doula, lactation educator-counselor, and birth and postpartum photographer. I believe that birth is a rite of passage and however you choose to birth should be honored. For a woman the transition into motherhood is an opportunity to let go, listen, and receive. My intention is to inform and empower women to trust their inner knowing and support them through the transition from pregnancy to motherhood.

As a doula, I work with women from early on in their pregnancy through their birth and postpartum experience, and have expanded my practice to include postpartum support focusing on the principles of Ayurveda to heal and nourish women after birth with food and massage. As a birth and postpartum photographer, it is an honor to capture those intimate moments of labor, birth, and the bonding between mother and child.

Amanda DeBacker

Amanda DeBacker
info@ladoula.org
ladoula.org
@theladoula
(480) 220-4102

Rate: $1500

I have been doing Doula work for over 3 years from hospitals to birth centers. I have taken classes with the LA Doula Project and LOOM in Los Angeles. I have also had 1 unmedicated birth at Del Mar Birth Center as well as lost 4 pregnancies. I have a deep love for Mothers and Birth. I am here to provide resources, support, understanding and wisdom to families.

I have knowledge of Hypnobirthing, essential oils, and breastfeeding. I am also just a woman who adores other women and wants to be a part of this divine miracle called birth.

I started a foundation called Wyatt James Foundation after the loss of my son to Trisomy 13. Profits go to providing Comfort Bags to mothers also suffering pregnancy loss and providing loss doula services to anyone in need.

I am a spiritual Christian, and this may or may not be a part of my service to you, depending on your preference.

Katharine Deeb

Katharine Deeb
dareallaluce@gmail.com
dareallalucedoula.com
(310) 528-7753

Please contact me for current rates.

I’m Katharine Deeb, a birth doula trained by the incredible Judy Chapman, and have been actively attending births since 2009.

I have had the great privilege of receiving incredible mentorship and attending numerous trainings from many of my birth heroines along the way, however, my clients are my true gurus.

It is an amazing gift to hold space for new lives arriving earthside and bear witness to the profound and often cathartic journey into parenthood. I will support you and your choices at the hospital, birthing center, or at home. My hope for you and your family is a gentle, positive, empowering birth experience where you feel safe, supported and heard.

I believe that every birth I attend is an honor, and am grateful to be of service here in Los Angeles. I am a voracious reader, an aspiring nomad and the proud parent to two grown sons (and two big dogs).

Jessica Diggs

Jessica Diggs
hello@jessicadiggs.com
jessicadiggs.com
(336) 540-4888

Rate: $3000

I am a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator and student midwife. My studies in biology and anthropology ignited my awe of the human body; essentially studying the vastness of humankind at the micro and macro level. The trainings, my mentors, and my first birth (as a doula) honed my interest in maternal health, childbirth education, and holistic practices. This has led to my current endeavor: to become a midwife who works alongside the obstetric and doula communities for collaborative maternity care. My goal is to provide evidence-based information and compassionate care to the expecting family.

Haize Hawke

Haize Hawke
unfoldingevolving@gmail.com

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Haize Hawke is a Certified Doula and a Student Midwife, Life Coach, Mentor and Community Leader. As an advanced Doula she honors birth as a sacred Rite of Passage and the womb as its Temple. Haize supports the belief that pregnancy is a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical journey where the Family’s thoughts and emotions, the emotional changes witnessed by the Partner and the physical/emotional changes the Expectant Mother feels within her body, all impact how a woman chooses to birth her baby. Haize provides mothers with a safe haven where they can ask questions, speak freely, and gain advice and support - a sacred counsel for women in their journey at this most sacred time of life, giving guidance through the emotional aspect of pregnancy and labor. She also offers counseling for birth related issues, including fear in labor, birth traumas throughout the matrilineal ancestry, and postpartum concerns.

Haize Hawke

Allegra Hill
allegra.hill@gmail.com
radianttransitions.com
(323) 313-2388

Rate: $3500 - $5500

I am a mother, midwife, doula/ monitrice and lactation consultant currently serving in the greater Los Angeles area. I also provide ala carte placenta medicine and postpartum midwifery care. I am a third generation Los Angelino with a lifelong passion for the magic of birth - specifically supporting individuals and families through fertility, pregnancy, birthing and parenthood. I began my path to birthwork as a doula in 2010 and quickly entered midwifery school. In 2014, I completed midwifery school, was licensed by the Medical Board of California and found out I was pregnant! My daughter was born gently at home with my community of skilled and and wonderful birth workers. The care I received in my own experience continues to inspire the way I care for my clients. It is my honor to support families as they make, grow, birth and nourish their children with confidence and support. I am committed to peace on the earth and living in a world that works for everyone, including babies.

Ivy Joeva

Ivy Joeva
ivyjoeva@gmail.com
ivyjoeva.com
(310) 634-8192

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Pregnancy and birth hold the power to heal and transform and can bring forward emotions, past experiences and fears. I’m called to this work because I believe thriving parents create happier families and a kinder, more peaceful world.

I specialize in providing support throughout the childbearing year including fertility counseling, loss support for pregnancy release, comprehensive preparation for labor, and assistance integrating the birth experience. Having attended both home and hospital deliveries since 2009, I've witnessed first-hand how the journey of pregnancy and labor impacts life for years to come.

Our work together is supported by my decades of experience in the fields of holistic health, family dynamics and women's wellness. It's my privilege to hold the lantern light as your unique needs and desires lead the way. I’m a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and hold a degree in Psychoneuroimmunology from UC Berkeley.

Imogen Ker

Imogen Ker
idgie.ker@gmail.com
(323) 573-0745

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

I am a certified DONA birth doula and have been practicing for four years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I graduated with a bachelors from University of California Los Angeles. Additionally, I spent four months studying under Reiki master Ken Klee.

I am calm and confident by nature. If that is what you think you want in your birth experience, I am your lady! It is important to me that all pregnant persons know what their choices are, have those choices available to them, and are supported through and empowered in their choices. I am here to support, adorn and inform you through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience!

Daniele King

Daniele King
sdanielleking@me.com
(310) 663-9608

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

I’m Daniele King, a trained birth and postpartum doula. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and have lived my life as a free spirit. I seek to create loving and peaceful environments where life and nature are one.

I have had the privilege of attending many births over the years and it would be my honor to assist you in your birth and in the postpartum period. Every birth is unique to each family. My role is to guide and support your personal wishes, be it at the hospital, birthing center or at home. My hope for you is an empowering birth experience where you feel safe and heard.

Karla Leng

Karla Leng
hello@douladoulabirth.com
(213) 321-0706

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

I attended my DONA International birth doula training in November of 2014 and postpartum doula training in May 2016, but my path to birth work really started 15 years ago with the birth of my daughter. It was then I realized birth can be a transformative experience. I am passionate about supporting families to honor their instincts, make informed decisions and maintain their place as the impetus of their birthing experience. My postpartum doula practice focuses on the nurturance of new parents in many aspects including food, guidance, listening and creating a space free of judgment to enjoy your new baby.

Carson Meyer

Carson Meyer
carsonmeyer@ymail.com
(310) 804-9846

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Hi, I am Carson Meyer, a DONA certified Birth Doula from Malibu, California. I attended New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where my interest in both Alternative Medicine and mental health led me to pursue studies in Child Development, Art Therapy and the mind-body connection. I became fascinated with how the creative process can be used to heal the mind and body. After getting my degree I returned home to Los Angeles. There, I began my journey as a birth and postpartum doula where I have the privilege of supporting families throughout pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period.

Miranda Maday & Krystal Simpson

Miranda Maday & Krystal Simpson
mkdoulas@gmail.com
mkdoulas.com
(323) 449-8381

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

We are mkdoulas; two DTI trained birth and postnatal doulas who work as a partnership. By sharing our commitment to your growing family, we are in the ideal position to serve you.

Partners supporting partners!

Miranda: I’ve always marveled at the strength we women have to grow humans and birth them into the world. Helping create a safe and comfortable birth experience by supporting, educating and advocating for birthing people is my main goal. In my free time I am enjoying life with my partner and all things peanut butter!

Krystal: My love for birth work came out of the birth of my daughter in 2016. I had an incredible doula that offered me the extra knowledge and support I needed to navigate my experience. I know first hand how valuable and sacred a birth worker is and feel privileged to be one myself. Aside from my work, my loves are dogs, music, sunshine and living life with my incredible partner!

Adela Mora

Adela Mora
adelamora.doulaservices@gmail.com
(213) 926-7884

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Hola! I’m Adela, an LA native; born and raised in South LA. My passion for birth work started through my own experiences in pregnancy, and postpartum. My own experiences made me realize that although people have been giving birth for centuries there is no standard for the way birthing people are treated. This drives me to advocate for change, and remind people of how strong they are. I believe birthing people from all backgrounds should be trusted, treated with kindness, and empowered through their experience. When I’m not doulaing you can find me sharing snacks with my crazy toddler, or telling my partner something about the current moon phase.

Judit Nemesvolgyi Paynter

Judit Nemesvolgyi Paynter
info@newkidontheblock.com
newkidontheblock.com
(323) 642-0084

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

I grew up in Hungary and have been amazed by the beauty of pregnancy, birth, newborns and nursing mothers since I was a teenager. In college, I studied to be a bilingual nursery teacher and specialized in infant and newborn development. While pursuing my degree, I started to work with families privately as a mother's helper (I was a postpartum doula before I even knew the official name of the practice!) I provided postpartum help in Hungary for 8 years, before moving to the US in 2014.

Here, I officially trained as a Postpartum Doula, a Birth Doula, a Teen Educator, and a Lactation Educator and Counselor.
I passionately serve in the above-mentioned professions in the greater Los Angeles area and I am always pursuing ways to expand my training and deepen my knowledge about how to better support parents through their pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.

Keya Nkonoki

Keya Nkonoki
keya@keyankonoki.com
(323) 523-5392

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Keya Nkonoki, (E-RYT, RPYT, RCYT) is a joyful and encouraging Birth & Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, and Pregnancy & Postpartum Yoga Specialist, with a passion for nurturing women through their entire birth process.

She has been passionately working with pregnant families for the past 14 years, and lives in Culver City with her husband and two children.

Andrea Pongo

Andrea Pongo
andreapongo@ymail.com
milkandhoneyservices.com
(805) 231-6745

Rate: $2,000

I am a DONA certified doula, student midwife at the National College of Midwifery and a mother of 3.
I developed a passion for supporting birthing moms and their families through childbirth after experiencing extreme differences in my own childbirth experiences. I believe that every person should have complete autonomy over their body and my goal as a doula is to equip mothers with the tools to exercise that autonomy in their childbirth experiences. I am excited to expand my support to Los Angeles families by serving them as an evidence based, inclusive midwife in the next year.

Patti Quintero

Patti Quintero
patti.quintero@me.com
(310) 717-8002

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Patti is passionate about working with individuals and couples in helping to empower women to trust their bodies as well as their instincts throughout pregnancy and into motherhood, serving as their advocate during this sacred transition. Patti is also a highly experienced yoga and meditation instructor, specializing in pre- and post-natal practice.

Brandi Sellers Jackson

Brandi Sellers Jackson
celebrate@notsoprivateparts.life
http://notsoprivateparts.life
(323) 533-3967

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Brandi Sellers-Jackson is a birth and Postpartum Doula, Baby Wearing Educator, and the founder of #NotSoPrivateParts, a women’s lifestyle blog centered around removing the shame and stigma surrounding women’s issues. “I enjoy serving women and mothers, being a link in connecting women with each other and with themselves.” Brandi lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and their three boys, Jax, Jedi, and Jupiter

Nicole Sessions

Nicole Sessions
thesweetyogini@gmail.com
lovebloombirth.com
(323) 633-2441

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Nicole Sessions is a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula and certified practitioner in HypnoBirthing. She is also a certified yoga instructor, herbalist and Reiki practitioner. She has been serving families since 2012. Nicole’s initiation into motherhood was empowering and humbling, and inspired her to become a birth worker. She is also dedicated to improving birth outcomes for birthing people, and this desire drives her practice.

Nicole believes in every person's right to have the birth that they desire. Whether that be unmedicated or medicated, in a hospital or at home, she serves and educates clients from all walks of life. Her goal is to support, encourage and educate the expanding family, while creating a safe space for families to bloom.

Tia Stark

Tia Stark
tiastark@gmail.com
tiastark.com
(503) 806-0836

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Greetings! I am a Doula Trainings International (DTI) trained birth and postpartum doula. I want to be an advocate for birthing people and babies and also empower you to be an advocate for yourself. Birth is an extraordinary way to bring people together and create community. I utilize the DTI Slow Doula Method and am also a level 2 Reiki practitioner.

Julia Underwood

Julia Underwood
littleblessingsdoula@gmail.com
littleblessingsdoula.com
(626) 216-8665

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

My name is Julia and I live in Southern California with my husband and two children. I began my birth work in 2012. I am a certified birth doula, student midwife, LOOM childbirth educator and placenta encapsulator. In my experience, I have found that most families who feel supported during pregnancy and birth have more confidence and make informed choices that best support their family individually.

My philosophy as a birth worker is to empower families with the knowledge and support needed to write their own story. Through compassionate guidance, I hope to assist families in having a safe, comfortable, and joyous parenting experience.

Lauren Veca

Lauren Veca
laurenveca@gmail.com
laurenveca.com
(917) 445-0840

Please inquire for rates, packages, and availability.

Hi! I’m Lauren Veca, a DONA Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. I started my practice in 2003 in New York City. After the birth of my son in 1999, I realized how important it is to support new families through birth and postpartum. Not only am I able to help support new parents, but I always learn something new through their process.

I have had the privilege of running a New Parents group, and taught an Infant Care class for Spence Chapin Adoption Agency.

Being able to be present at a birth, and to be able to support and nurture these families as they navigate being parents is truly a gift.