Rise Mamas Doula

Professional home birth doula support

Your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey are part of a sacred rite of passage into motherhood, whether this is your first child, or whether you have five! I am so honored to be part of your experience. My promise is to support your unique choices and preferences with a gentle approach.

**Currently I am only providing virtual 1:1 support for the sacred portal of maiden to mother.**

Contact me at the bottom of this page.

Why do I need a birth doula?

A birth doula is professionally trained to provide continuous, one-on-one care, information, physical and emotional support to a woman and her birth partner.

She is typically present during the actual birth.

Studies show that birthing women with doula support are less likely to have pain medication, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and Cesareans.

In addition, labors are shorter by about 40 minutes and their babies are less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth.

There is no evidence for negative consequences to continuous labor support. (Source

Doulas & Partners 

The doula will support you as well as your partner, as he or she is most likely working through some big emotions. With so many love hormones flowing during your birth, it is an ideal time for bonding and falling in love, and doulas can support this bonding time.

Doulas Reduce Preterm & Cesarean Birth Rates, Reduce Cost of Care

“The clinical evidence of the health benefits of doula support are very clear and not in dispute.” (source)

You’ll get:

  • Prenatal visits in your home or over the internet (we will discuss priorities, preferences, birth plan, fears, concerns, how to cope with pain and fatigue, how you and your partner work best together)
  • Unlimited emotional, spiritual, and informational support via text, phone, email for the duration of your pregnancy and birth.
  • Labor and delivery support I’ll be on call before & after your due date until your baby is born.
  • Postpartum support Immediately after the birth for 2-3 hours. We will also set up a postpartum visit within 2 weeks of your birth.
  • Birth photography gifted to you as part of your package

My birth doula packages start at $1075.

Carrie Barad, Birth Doula

I have been working with families since 2016 with the mission to help my clients and their partners create long-term satisfaction and joy with the memory of their child’s birth. To support your preferences, I offer the information you need to make decisions, and techniques to calm and resource birthing mothers such as positions, movement, sound, and visualization. I incorporate my background in ceremony and ritual into my commitment to holding space for women and their partners at home.

My gentle yet confident nature creates a supportive and calming atmosphere.

I am a homebirth/homeschool/homestead mother of two daughters.


“A big part of me getting a Doula was because my mother has passed and I was looking for a Feminine energy to be by my side and a source of guidance. With every meeting I developed a stronger bond with Carrie. She has a calm and caring demeanor and she far exceeded my expectations as a doula. I would give this experience five stars. I have many favorite moments: Carrie asked insightful questions about our birth plan and during labor she asked questions that I was not in the right state of mind to think of. Her support during contractions and suggested use of different pain management techniques were supportive. Having Carrie around was such a source of relaxation preparing for the birth and in labor. My husband and I felt this was so valuable and necessary.”

“Carrie is a good listener and helped us discuss what we wanted during our birth. During the birth Carrie was confident, calm, and very prepared to support us.”
Madelyn & Vince

“We loved Carrie’s presence. I loved the photos that she took and Carrie’s words during the labor were supportive.”

Kate & JR

“We felt so lucky to work with Carrie. After each prenatal appointment with her I was feeling much more relaxed and excited! Everything about my daughter’s birth was perfect, and the support Carrie gave both me and my husband was such a blessing.”


“The prenatal appointments with Carrie really prepared me to be the birth partner who could support my wife through our daughter’s birth. The resources that Carrie provided and her knowledge were really helpful. I’m so happy she was there for us on the day our baby came in to the world.”


“Carrie is the most knowledgable doula I have worked with.”

Keri, Nurse at Rose Medical Center

“I was a high-risk pregnancy so I was concerned about what might happen during labor. Carrie was a good advocate and was super respectful & empowering of me. She was supportive and present without being pushy.  I had to make some difficult choices during labor and Carrie huddled with me to help me tap into what I wanted, affirmed me, & then advocated for me with the medical team.”


I’d love to hear from you!

Check my availability by filling out the form below and I’ll be in touch  within 48 hours. 

Next steps:

1. Meet & greet preliminary interview

2. I will provide a contract and invoice

3. Schedule our first call

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