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Doulas at Essentials - Papillion & Omaha's Best Doula Team!

Carrie Powell, Certified Birth Doula

Carrie has been interested in all things birth related since as farback as she can remember. After years of dedicating herself to her family as a stay-at-home mom of 3 boys, she decided to start her next big journey and become a certified Birth Doula. She received her certification from Dona in November of 2017.

In February of 2018, Carrie joined the Essentials family by creating and leading Doulas at Essentials. They proudly serve families and provide them with outstanding care throughout their pregnancy journey. Carrie has assisted in over 40 births!

Carrie has been married to her high school sweetheart Erin for almost 23 years. They have 3 wonderful sons and spend their summers cheering them on at their baseball games. When she is not busy bringing babies into the world and supporting her beautiful family, she helps out our front desk staff.


Jennifer Hraban Barnes, Certified Lactation Consultant and Postpartum Doula

Jenn Barnes is certified as both a Birth and Post Partum Doula. Jenn chooses to focus on supporting families in that magical time after the baby is born. Additional certification as a Lactation Counselor gives her the extra knowledge to help moms and their babies be successful in their breastfeeding journey. When she is not helping new moms and dads she is enjoys cooking, reading and spending time outside with her 3 boys and husband.


How it Works

Doulas at Essentials will first do a meet and greet with you and your birth partner. Once you've established they are a good fit, they will help educate you on your options through pregnancy & delivery. As a team, they will help you develop your birth plan, discuss and cultivate labor & delivery goals and work through what your post partum support looks like.


Momma Love Birth Class

Instructed by Doulas at Essentials in our beautiful Omaha location! At the Momma Love 3-in-1 Childbirth Class Carrie and Jen have combined 3 classes into 1 to give you the knowledge you will need to get started on your journey into parenthood.

Moms and their partners will be armed with latching techniques, alternative nursing positions and basic information on how to successfully breastfeed your baby. Expecting parents will have an entire evening dedicated to life with a new baby, including diaper options, bathing, calming strategies and safe sleep practices.

To register for your Momma Love Birth Class, click here.


Contact Information

Doulas at Essentials

1237 Golden Gate Drive

Papillion, NE 68046

Phone: (402)706-7539