What is a birth doula?
A birth doula is an educated support person for you during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum who provides informational, emotional, physical, and spiritual support to empower you beyond your labor and birth based on your needs.
As your doula we work to compliment your chosen birth team and do not replace the roles of partners, mothers, sisters, or friends. We offer information and give continuous labor support throughout the entire birth. By providing love and support we aim to enhance a family's confidence and lessen anxiety.
We work to create space for laboring women and couples to have a satisfying birth experience.
“A doula has an intimate knowledge of birth. Your partner has an intimate knowledge of you. Mama and partner should connect during labor, and their doula should take care of everything else.”
— Jennifer Valencia
Why hire a doula?
“Of all the ways birth outcomes could be improved, continuous labor support seems like one of the most important and basic needs for birthing people. Providing labor support to birthing people is both risk-free and highly effective. Evidence shows that continuous support can decrease the risk of Cesarean, the use of medications for pain relief, and the risk of a low five minute Apgar score. Labor support also increases satisfaction and the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth. Continuous support may also shorten labor and decrease the use of Pitocin. Although continuous support can also be offered by birth partners, midwives, nurses, or even some physicians, research has shown that with some outcomes, doulas have a stronger effect than other types of support persons. As such, doulas should be viewed by both parents and providers as a valuable, evidence-based member of the birth care team.”
“If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it.”
help with your birth preferences + "plan"
access to our library of books, DVDS + local resources
24.7 on-call, beginning two weeks before your estimated due date
continuous support during labor and delivery
an optional postpartum visit
option to add on a MINUTES OLD photo session