Midwives and doulas may seem similar, as their roles both include helping women throughout their pregnancy. But, there are some key differences between their titles.
A midwife is a healthcare provider who has the education and training similar to a nurse. They can deliver babies in hospitals, birthing centers, and most often, for women who want to birth in the comfort of their own homes.
Doulas, on the other hand, aren’t healthcare professionals, but they are trained to help you throughout your pregnancy. They offer techniques to help manage pain during birth and pregnancy, labor, and postpartum support. Some can also offer breastfeeding support, among other things.
For pregnant mamas in Montgomery, there are several options for midwives and doulas to help you throughout your pregnancy journey. We’ve compiled a list of them below to make it easier for you to find the best fit for you and your needs.
Midwives in Montgomery
Nurse-Midwifery at OB-GYN Associates
Vicki Brooks has been a CNM at OB-GYN Associates since 1999. She provides obstetrics care for women and has attended over 5,000 births. You can learn more about her here or by calling 334-271-2593.
Doulas in Montgomery
Full Circle Doula Services
Iman is a doula based in Montgomery who provides her services throughout central Alabama. Her packages include options for her support throughout your entire pregnancy, just during labor and delivery, or with postpartum assistance. She also offers belly casting and breastfeeding support. For more about Iman, you can check out her website here or call her at 334-220-5956.
Southern Charm Doula Services
Juanita has been a doula serving the River Region since 2016. As a birth doula, she offers support throughout your pregnancy, labor, and birth. She also provides breastfeeding support to new moms. Along with her birth doula services, she also provides postpartum support and placenta encapsulation. You can contact Juanita at 619-632-2173 or through her website.
Maternal Instincts Doula
Traci Weafer has been serving families in the River Region for over 20 years. She offers doula services and she’s a Spinning Babies Parent Educator. You can learn more about her here.
Sarah has been a doula serving the Auburn/Opelika area since 2017. As a doula, she offers a variety of different services to women who are pregnant. If you want her as a birth doula, she offers a package that includes support during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. If you’re not sure if you want a doula, she also offers a mentoring option where she’ll come in and teach you and your partner different techniques and what to expect during birth. Among her other services are different postpartum care packages and lactation support. To learn more, you can call her at 254-723-7438 or check out her website here.
Integrative Wellness & Natural Care Center
Integrative Wellness offers pre and postnatal doula services, as well as yoga, massages, and more. You can learn more about their services here or by calling 334-333-1632.
Tinyfeet & Heartbeats
Tinyfeet & Heartbeats offers birth and postpartum doula services, lactation consultations, and childbirth/parenting classes. She serves families in Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, and Wetumpka. Learn more about her here or call 770-866-6943.
Do you know any other midwives or doulas in Montgomery moms should know about? Let us know so we can add them to the list!