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BirthWise Doula Services LLC

Charlotte, NC Service range 40 miles

Birth Fee

$2500 to $4500

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $50

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$2500 to $4500

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $50

Birth Doula Experience

26 years and 400 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years and 25 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Academy of Certified Birth Educators, October 2020
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, December 2021
  • International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), March 2022

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per month: 1 to 5 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I only provide postpartum services to current or previous clients.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Novant Verified Doula.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
A licensed midwife must be present.

College Education



Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Therapist or counselor
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

DONA DEI Black Mother & Baby Chairperson DONA IMPACT Chairperson

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Childbirth education is included in all birth doula packages. I'm an evidence-based educator with training from Lamaze, Spinning babies, Stillbirth Academy, Healthy Children's Project Inc (Breastfeeding), and Nutritional Therapy. I specialize in sleep training that allows you to identify your child's natural sleep cycle around 4-6 weeks after birth. I'm a DONA certified doula, Certified peer educator, and ICEA doula candidate. I'm a CNA and BLS trained. All of my birth packages offer a solid foundation in childbirth education from evidence-based care models, informed consent, and breastfeeding/chestfeeding. You will be well prepared from the 1st to the 4th trimester (postpartum).

Service Area

Charlotte, NC Service range 40 miles

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We had an incredible experience with Toni and her doula company, Birthwise! Toni, who owns Birthwise, was not only kind and caring but also incredibly knowledgeable. Thanks to her guidance, our baby was born safely and quickly. From prenatal to postpartum care, Toni and her team at Birthwise provided us with valuable knowledge and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. We followed their advice, and it made a world of difference. Their support was exceptional throughout the entire journey. We couldn't recommend Toni and Birthwise enough – they're the real experts in this journey.

Taja Dye


I thank God that I trusted birthwise and Ms. Toni and her team during my pregnancy and birth. I have never met a more kind and passionate soul, she TRULY cares about all of her clients. I feel more like family. She is very attentive, responsive and knowledgable. This woman knows her stuff ! My husband and I were battling a very aggressive healthcare system in the midst trying to bring our son into the world but we never felt alone. Toni advocated for me and my baby and encouraged me to advocate for myself and helped me realize my voice is powerful. I had a very scary preterm labor and she was there every step of the way and was by my side even while helping other families. The love doesnt stop after birth. She is STILL checking on me and my baby, supporting us. We will always feel part of the birthwise family. Thank you!



As a first time mom and young black female, I am so grateful to have had Toni Curtis as my doula throughout my pregnancy as well as my labor and delivery and post partum. I experienced hyoeremisis throughout my pregnancy, she was there to educate me on ways to naturally treat it and was also able to advice on nutrition. She has been my bulldog and my cheerleader encouraging me to attend each class offered. She has as there to heal and guide me through my labor and delivery process. She was not afraid to challenge and advocate for a safe delivery for me and my baby. 

Smart Family


We are so happy that we worked with Birthwise Doula Services! Toni is an incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced doula and birth educator. She provided a full suite of informative classes to empower us with the information we needed to clearly identify our birth preferences. She also brought her invaluable expertise, comfort, and guidance to our labor and delivery, and postpartum experiences. We wholeheartedly recommend Birthwise to anyone expecting a baby in the Charlotte, NC area!



Birthwise has been a blessing to my family. They provided so much support and education to allow us to the have the best possible experience with the birth of our daughter. Mrs. Toni, our Doula was / is just like an extended part of my family. She was a delightful presence for both my wife and me. I also appreciated that her husband took time to speak with me and comfort me in this path.

I am grateful to God for all of the support




Toni is very knowledgeable, caring, personable and action based.  I was introduced to her by my doula. I was very concerned about breast feeding after the birth of my son. He was born 36 weeks 4 days due to Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).  His birth weight was 3Ibs 11 oz. During our stay at the hospital, I was not able to practice latching except twice. I was told  that he was too small to really get a latch. I was advised to maintain skin to skin and to pump at least 8 times a day. He was released from the hospital 2 weeks after birth. A week later Toni contacted me. I expressed to her my frustration. I really wanted to breastfeed but was told he had to stay on a 26-calorie formula. I did not want to jeopardize his calorie intake. This is when everything took a turn for the best! Toni explained to me the importance and urgency to get him to breastfeed now, because as he gets older and continues to bottle feed he will not want to take to the breast. She told me it was going to take a lot of work but if breastfeeding is what I want, it can still be done. She advised me to breastfeed every 2 hours and pump right after. I was advised to stay hydrated and eat a lot of protein. And not to worry about the calories because breast milk has everything he needs. I did exactly what she said. Baby boy was latching, and we were able to breastfeed 15-30 mins daily. The great news came when I went to his one-month checkup. His pediatrician asked me how I  was  feeding him. I told her exactly what I had been doing. The pediatrician told me due to his weight gain being on track, I no longer have to formula feed I can now exclusively breastfeed. I was ecstatic. Thanks to Toni I was able to stick to my plan of breast feeding. Thank you, Toni, you’re the best!!

Rachel Chen


Toni was my birth Doula and Postpartum Doula. She has been nothing but amazing and support me in every way possible. Prenatally, She conducted childbirth education virtually and in person. She answered all my questions and helped me develop a birth plan. I went from feeling so lost and nervous to feeling confident, prepared and even excited about my birth. Labor: Toni’s extensive knowledge showed. She was extremely helpful in assisting me with positioning and comfort measures. I was still able to deliver naturally without significant tearing. It would have easily been a C-section without her. Also, it's worth noting that Toni was there for me from the moment I called until I gave birth (36+ hours) later. She didn't leave me for even one second. I understood informed consent and collaborative decision making. I was well prepared. Everything Toni teaches and does is evidence based and her technical ability help during birth is unparalleled. Toni gave such great emotional support to me and my husband that we felt so safe and supported the whole time. She always gave advice with my best interest in heart even if it wasn’t what I planned. Postpartum: I had lots of challenges especially around breastfeeding and sleeping. Toni helped me overcome all of my challenges. She supported me virtually and in-person, always making sure I was ok. My son wasn’t sleeping, which made my life and my husband's life a living hell. He needed to be held 24/7, cried hysterically. Toni came out and spent an hour with my son, immediately identified the issues and developed a new postpartum plan. Once implemented, my son slept 4-5 hours that night without us holding him. Prior to Toni's help, the longest my son slept on his own was an hour. Thank you, Toni! What you do makes a huge difference. With Doulas like you in the world there would be more confident mamas and happy families less unnecessary c-sections, tearing, and postpartum sufferings.



Toni was very knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive. She was available when I needed her and was integral to the birth of our first child. Our birth story would be extremely different and definitely not as positive if we did not have her with us. We are so thankful for Toni! She truly does love what she does and cares immensely for her clients.

Kayla Davis


Though my experience with Toni was short, it has forever changed the trajectory of my life & how I view childbirth, especially after a traumatic birth of my oldest. I was connected with Toni in my 39th week of pregnancy & I had no idea the extent of services that Doulas offered and was connected to her through a friend who is an aspiring Doula. Just in our first interaction, I was blown away. Toni was so passionate about childbirth and maternal health and SO KNOWLEDGEABLE about all things anatomy/physiology, labor and childbirth. In just one evaluation, Toni was able to position my son to encourage the natural onset of labor and she was able to teach me several pain management techniques. During my birth, she worked collaboratively and effortlessly with the hospital staff and my doctor and was extremely supportive of my husband and myself. During my laboring process, my body stalled after receiving the epidural and laying down. Toni quickly realized something was wrong and repositioned me and physically held me in a specific position to encourage my body to progress. She consistently asked me if I was okay and how I felt whenever a medical decision needed to be made and was so attentive to my needs, both spoken and unspoken. Though labor was hard, I credit her presence and knowledge as the reason why this birth was so beautiful, which was polar opposite from my first. Even after birth, Toni checked in with my in person after a few days of being home and set weekly video visits where we discussed post-partum care in depth. She was so observant that she realized my mental health was at risk and scheduled a couple home visits as well. She was there for me for an entire 8 weeks and is still just a phone call or text away for a quick question. Saying she is amazing is honestly an understatement and would do no justice for the gift of peace that she gave my family and I. 

Gerard Richardson


I have had the wonderful experience of having Toni support my family as a doula. She helped me prepare for the arrival of three of the five of my children. I wish I could have had her with me for all five of my children's births. She is so compassionate, patient, and willing to answer any question. She helped me understand and connect to the birth of my children in a way I'd never thought possible. I have learned so much from her. I'm incredibly thankful to have had her as my doula. As life would have it, when two of my now-adult children needed a doula, we were able to call on her again. We're so happy we did. If I was ever to have any more children I would have her with me I wouldn't trust anyone else. 

Nicole Carter


I know most reviews are going to be about Toni's support which resulted in taking home a baby. My experience with her is a little different. I birthed my first two babies without the support of a doula. At the time I didn't know how important their role was. As I learned about the way that they care for their clients and how much support they provide, I knew that I wanted the help of a doula when I became pregnant with my third child. I chose Toni of BirthWise Doula Services. Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage very shortly after I found out that I was expecting. Even then, Toni gave me more support than I knew I needed. She helped me stay calm and as comfortable as I could be as I waited for my baby to pass. A couple of months later I got pregnant again, and it too ended in miscarriage. Toni supported me through that ordeal as well. For this one I was further along and faced some complications while waiting for the baby to pass. After a trip to the emergency room where the doctor offered no support to help rectify the situation, Toni made some recommendations and I noticed relief almost instantly. Her wealth of knowledge and compassion was exactly what I needed to help me make it through such a painful and emotional situation. I WISH I had the opportunity to experience Toni's support during labor and delivery. I am extremely jealous of everyone who does! I have referred several of my friends to Toni, all of whom have become her clients. I repeatedly received feedback from them that she was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and kind. Their birthing experiences were much better than they ever expected thanks to her. I will say, she chose the absolute perfect name for her business. Toni really is indeed birth-wise. She knows what she is talking about, but doesn't talk over your head. She is passionate about her work and her clients. She also provides a level of counsel and care that makes her stand out from other birthing support workers.

Delandris Jones


Toni is extremely passionate about and skilled at what she does, and she believes in doing what is right and most appropriate for both the mom and the baby. She advocates for healthy pre-natal and post-natal care and is committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure mom has a wonderful delivery experience and recovery. She has so much experience both professionally and personally that are so invaluable.  My wife and I think the world of Toni and are planning on having her support us in our next pregnancy. 

Birth Availability for Toni Curtis, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLC, CVD(TVL), CHW, SpBCPE

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Postpartum Availability for Toni Curtis, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLC, CVD(TVL), CHW, SpBCPE

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