Our Labor Doulas

Get to know our amazing Doulas serving Upstate South Carolina

Meet the Team

2 Great Choices for Doula Support

There are many factors to consider when choosing doula support, so we offer different options in order to meet your unique needs. You deserve amazing birth doula support!

Your Exclusive Doula

When you choose an Exclusive Doula you have the opportunity to build a connection with your chosen doula.

  • Complimentary consult to choose your Exclusive Birth Doula
  • Exclusive Doula for unlimited Prenatal Support via phone/text/email
  • 1.5+ hours of Prenatal Sessions with your Exclusive Doula
  • Support in desired location when requested
  • Your Exclusive Doula attends your birth
  • Backup Doula on call to support you
  • Postpartum Session with your Exclusive Doula

Your Doula Circle

When you choose The Doula Circle you have a team of three doulas who will share in your support.

  • Prenatal Support via The Circle Support Line
  • Recorded Prenatal Sessions and 30 minutes virtual session
  • Support in your birth location when in active labor
  • On-call Doula attends your birth

Exclusive Doula Group

Dana Patterson

Dana Patterson

Owner and Doula

Lydia Vance

Lydia Vance


Lisa Eckhardt

Lisa Eckhardt


Leah Kilmer

Leah Kilmer


The Doula Circle

Doula Bios Coming Soon

Let’s Meet

We love meeting and encouraging new families! It’s important for you to choose a doula who you feel comfortable with and wholeheartedly believe will give you the support you are looking for.

The best way to get to know us is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Cradled in Love Doula. Simply complete our contact form and we will be in touch to schedule your complimentary initial consultation.

Ready to Serve You

​Our amazing doula team is ready to serve you in the Upstate area of South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Anderson). You will be in good hands whether you are birthing at the hospital, a birth center, or at home. Your doula will give you peace of mind whether this is your first baby, a rainbow baby, a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), a planned cesarean, or even if you are already a seasoned mother.

With The Doula Group, you have a whole team to support you! You will choose your Primary Doula and you will have a dedicated Backup Doula. Your Primary Doula will facilitate your Prenatal and Postnatal Visits, but you will have the opportunity to meet your Backup Doula during one of your Prenatal Visits. While your Primary Doula will make every effort to attend your birth, if the unforeseen happens, you will have the peace of mind that you will still have an amazing doula attending your birth and she is someone you already know. ​

Your Doula Group doula meets the highest stands of care, knowledge, support, and compassion.  

The Doula Group supports families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.


From Our Clients

“Dana was an intuitive, calming presence as my doula. By the time we called her, she was already almost to the hospital, which was way earlier than the nurses had predicted. She gently talked me through the contractions and just soothed me as it was my first baby and it was all new to me! In the end, though I had to be induced (and she helped talk me through some things in regard to my options), I was able to have a natural delivery, which was my hope. I highly recommend Dana!”
Jennaca B (Mom)

“Dana is a caring, supportive, and wonderful doula. She recently attended my home birth and was such a blessing to us. Since my birth happened so fast my midwife’s birth attendant couldn’t make it. Dana stepped right in and helped the midwife with whatever she needed as well as supporting me, encouraging me, rubbing my back, and reassuring my daughter that everything is fine with mommy. I look forward to some after birth care from her too. I highly recommend Dana.”

Sarah G. (Mom)

“I was very blessed to have [our doula] assist me while in labor with our first child, in 2011. I hadn’t known her for very long, but her professional and warm approach, combined with her skill in helping to alleviate pain and problem solve were so very helpful. She truly helped to make the labor more bearable with her knowledge and support. I am so glad that she is pursuing doula training in a more professional capacity, as this is truly a gift she possesses, and she will be able to bless many others with her training.”

Anne-Marie F. (Mom)

“Dana talked over what we wanted at our birth, different laboring positions, and kept in touch, throughout all of my pregnancy. She was a phone call or text away. When the time came to have our baby, Dana went with us to the hospital and encouraged me during contractions, asked if I needed or wanted to try anything different periodically, and—most important of all!—alternated with Tommy in rubbing my abdomen during contractions to ease the pain. I was in labor for a total of 5.5 hours and she was amazing to have from labor to birth! It was a privilege to have Dana as our doula and would love to hire her again in the future.”

Julie C. (Mom)

Explanation of Doula Care Services

Unlimited Support via phone/text/email

Your doula is available to you for questions or concerns that you have and will make every effort to return messages within an hour. If you have an urgent need, please contact your care provider first.

Prenatal Visits

Prenatal visits last for 90 minutes each. During your prenatal visits, your doula will answer questions and share information about labor and birth. As time allows, your doula will share comfort measures for labor.

Continuous Labor Support

Your doula will come to your home and/or the hospital/birth center to help you labor and will remain with you until you deliver and up to 2 hours after your birth. You are asked to contact your doula when you believe labor is starting, even if you are not ready for support yet.

Birth Plan Assistance

​Birth Plans can be overwhelming to write. They need to have specific information, but not too long to read at a glance. Your doula will help you decide what is most important to you during your labor and delivery and offer assistance in writing a clear, concise birth plan.

Private Childbirth Education Class

This is a nuts and bolts class that covers the basics of labor and delivery. This private three hour class can be held in the comfort of your home. If you are interested in the full course, please check out our group classes or contact us about a full private class that works around your schedule.

Dedicated Doula Team

​You should have complete peace of mind when it comes to your labor and delivery. That is why you will have a Primary Doula and a Backup Doula on your Doula Team. You will have extra confidence in knowing that you have a doula team supporting you.

Postpartum Visit

Being a new mother with a new baby is an important job! I will assist you with the “little things” that can help make a big difference. I am there to help you! Here are tasks that I can assist with: birth recovery, breastfeeding support, baby care, baby laundry, light housework, and meal preparation. If there are other tasks that you need, please just ask.


For those who enjoy the benefits of essential oils, we are happy to use our oils, or yours, as you labor. We practice the safe use of essential oils and are happy to help you find the right oils for your birth.

Reference Library Access

Our clients are welcome to borrow books from our reference library. If we don’t have a book listed that you are interested in, please ask us about adding it to our library.

Additional Prenatal or Postpartum Visits

$30 per hour (minimum 2 hour per visit)

Custom Packages

If one of the above packages will not meet your needs, then let’s talk. Together, we can devise a custom package that will give you the support you need. If you are planning to take a Cradled in Love Childbirth Class, please be sure to ask for a doula discount!​

Services Your Doula Cannot Provide

* Your doula cannot provide clinical tasks such as those performed by a doctor, midwife, or nurse.
* Your doula cannot make decisions for you.
* Your doula will not discuss your care with the staff in your place.
* Your doula will not coerce you in your labor and birth decisions.

Payment Terms

A $250 retainer fee is due when you sign a contract. Once you sign a contract, your doula will be available to attend your birth during the 5 weeks surrounding your due date (from week 37-42).  The remainder of the doula fee is due by the start of your 36th week of pregnancy. We are happy to discuss payment arrangements and set up a payment plan to help you budget for services offered by Cradled in Love Birth Services.

How Can We Help?

Contact Information

Please complete the short inquiry form to the left. We strive to respond within 24 hours. ​If you would prefer to call/text, we can be reached at 864-735-8838.

Call: (254) My Doula

Proudly Serving the South Carolina Upstate

We serve in the following Upstate locations in SC:  Greenville Memorial Hospital,  Greenville Midwifery, Saint Francis Hospital (Greenville), Patewood Hospital (Greenville), Laurens Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, AnMed Health (Anderson), Easley Baptist Medical Hospital, Spartanburg Regional Hospital, Carolina Waterbirth (Simpsonville), and Labors of Love Birth Center (Spartanburg). We will also serve at midwife attended home births. If your birth location is not listed, please contact us for availability.

Childbirth classes are offered as group classes and private classes.  We currently offer the Evidence Based  Birth Childbirth Class and the Spinning Babies ® Parent’s Class at various locations in the Upstate.

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