Indy Doula Associates
Courage. Compassion. Commitment.
Central Indiana, Indianapolis, Carmel, and surrounding areas
Indy Doula Associates (IDA) was founded in 2014 by Patti Rice, CD(DONA). As the first doula agency serving Indianapolis and the surrounding areas, Indy Doula Associates (IDA) is now a thriving source for pregnancy, birth and postpartum support for Indy families. Tamrha Richardson CD, CBE (CBI), IPS joined the team in 2015, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience and soon became the Director of the Agency.
WITH OVER TWENTY YEARS OF BIRTH AND LACTATION EXPERIENCE COMBINED, THE DOULAS OF IDA HELP YOU PREPARE FOR PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND POSTPARTUM WITH COURAGE, COMPASSION AND COMMITMENT.
Imagine entering parenthood full of confidence and joy. We support expectant and new families through their diverse experiences in pregnancy, birth, and parenting without judgment or an agenda—it’s our pleasure and our passion to serve you and your individual needs during this tender and important time of your life.
WHEN YOU CHOOSE IDA, YOU GET YOUR OWN PERSONAL DOULA—WHO IS SUPPORTED BY THE FULL AGENCY OF INDY DOULA ASSOCIATES.
IDA doulas are professionally-trained and maintain certification from Childbirth International (CBI) or DONA International, two of the leading certifying agencies for doulas. We always practice with the utmost in professionalism and care, from consultation to postpartum.
We might be your doulas if:
You’re feeling a bit scared about labor and birth and want a trusted companion to guide you
You’ve done a lot of research, but aren’t sure how to put what you’ve learned into practice to ensure a great birth
You know there’s amazing resources right here in Indianapolis, but need help finding the right ones for your specific needs and goals
You want a caring birth team who trusts you know what’s right for your birth and baby
You want to know which hospitals have the “good ice” ;)
You value experience, knowledge and consistent compassion”
Indy Doula Associates provide non-judgmental emotional, physical and mental support to navigate you through uncertainties surrounding pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting. We help families feel secure in their birth choices by fostering their ideal birth experience, educational opportunities, and introduction to a community network of professionals. Our goal is to clearly outline the options of expectant parents, some they might not know they have. Indy Doula Associates’ mission is ensure a knowledgeable experience with continuous support and personal commitment during pregnancy, birth, postpartum & parenthood.
Yes | Childbirth International (CBI), DONA International | Jul 2007
- Birth Doula
- Antepartum Doula
- Postpartum Doula
Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses
- Certified Birth Doula
- Certified Childbirth Educator
- Lactation Consultant
- Postpartum Doula
- Abortion Support
- Antepartum doula
- Baby-led weaning
- Babywearing education
- Belly binding
- Belly casting
- Breastfeeding Consultant Services
- Childbirth Educator
- Henna belly designs
- Military families
- Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
- Mother blessing celebrations
- Placenta encapsulation
- Reduced rates for women considering adoption
- Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
- HypnoBirthing® Practitioner
- Fertility Doula
Special Training & Experience
- Cesarean birth
- Families conceiving with ART and IVF
- Home Birth
- LGBT Families
- Over 40
- Plus size mothers
- Postpartum mood disorders
- Single parents
- Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Women and Families of Color
- High risk
Birth Prices Starting At
Mentee, Highly Skilled and Advanced Doula tiered birth packages ranging from $750-1300
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IDA is great!
I was an IDA client this year working with Tamrha for the birth of my first child in June. I cannot express how helpful and amazing it was to have her support as a doula (both pre- and post-baby). She walked my husband and me through all of our options along the way and helped us feel informed and equipped to make decisions during one of the most stressful experiences of our lives; we felt confident and prepared having her in our corner. She was an amazing advocate for me during my labor and delivery, and supported us after we came home from the hospital. I wouldn’t change a thing about how we welcomed our son into the world, and IDA helped us get there… every family deserves a doula like Tamrha!
Worth Every Penny
As a first time mom having Tamhra by my side every step of the way was invaluable! She is full of information, encouragement and support! She was always respectful of the decisions I made surrounding my birth and was one of my biggest cheerleaders before, during and after birth! She also helped my husband the day of (food, coffee, hot towels, etc)! Just take my word for it IDA is awesome and you won’t regret it!! Honest, genuine support from someone who has attended numerous births is the number one thing every mom should have access to! Thanks IDA! <3