Houston Doulas to Support You Through Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond

Shannon Reece Jones Photography

Pregnancy is such an exciting time! As a Houston maternity and newborn photographer, I love helping mothers capture the memories of their pregnancy and those first days with their baby. However, I also know that beautiful portraits are only one way to celebrate and care for yourself and your little one. Those photo-worthy memories happen when you’ve created a pregnancy and birth experience that feels supported and empowering—and Houston doulas are key to helping you create that experience!

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The entire pregnancy and birth journey is filled with the unexpected, which is why I feel it is so important to have an incredible support person by your side to answer questions, provide reassurance, and be your advocate.

Choosing a Doula

Choosing a doula is a very personal thing. Of course you want someone who is educated and experienced. But you are also going to be spending a lot of time with them, so you want someone you trust and whose personality fits well with yours. You also want someone who will be supportive of your vision and birth journey. If a holistic and natural approach is important to you, make sure your doula embraces those same values. If you want a doula who will also provide postpartum support, it may be a good idea to choose a doula who provides prenatal, birth, and postpartum services, so you don’t have to develop a relationship with a new person at every new stage.

There are so many amazing Houston doulas to choose from! I’ve done a little bit of the legwork for you and listed a few highly-rated doulas in Houston, Texas:

Houston Pregnancy Massage and Doula Care

This full-service birth practice specializes in pre-birth education and providing physical comfort and emotional support during the birthing process. Their team of doulas is happy to attend births at home, in the hospital, or at a birthing center.

Houston Womb Service

Alexandra Tran has years of experience in advocating for women and families with informational, emotional, and physical support. In addition to support during the birth itself, this doula also provides fertility and postpartum support to help families navigate through the many changes and challenges that a new baby can bring.

Premier Doulas of Houston

This collective of experienced doulas provide support for your family from pre-conception to the fourth trimester. They are there to be an extra set of hands, a pair of listening ears, and a caretaker to parent the parent during the sometimes hectic and exhausting postpartum months.

Marley and Moo Maternity

This team of professionals offers nurturing and supportive resources for new and expecting mothers. They provide childbirth and new parent education, birth and postpartum doula services, and additional services such as meal prep and breastfeeding support.

The Motherhood Center

Houston’s premier “mommy country club” is a complete wellness resource for expectant mothers and young families. They provide a wide range of services, including prenatal and parenting classes, massage, yoga, baby doulas, and help with finding childcare.

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I hope this list gives you a place to start as you search for the perfect Houston doula for your needs. But don’t stop here! Keep exploring until you find the perfect fit for you. It truly will make all the difference.