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Labor & Birth Support

We attend births of all kinds in hospitals, birth centers & clients' homes, and strive to provide empowering support by valuing your goals, intuition, and preferences in all stages of pregnancy, labor, and birth.

Birth doulas offer physical support through non-medical comfort measures, like massage, counter pressure, aromatherapy, and more; emotional support and companionship beginning prenatally, through delivery; and informational support whenever it is needed. Your doula is an advocate for you and your family's autonomy. 

Evidence on Doulas & Continuous Labor Support

The following benefits are cited from the National Partnership for Women & Families 2017 review of studies examining the effects of continuous labor support for birthing people & infants [1]. The review includes 27 studies with responses from 15,858 women:

  • Benefits of a birth doula specifically:

    • 39 percent less likely to have a cesarean birth

    • 35 percent less likely to have a negative birth experience

    • 15 percent more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth (no induction)


  • Benefits of continuous labor support generally:

    • Less likely to use pain medication during birth

    • Less likely to have an instrumental vaginal birth (forceps or vacuum extraction)

Birth Doula Package


Package includes:

  • Two 1-2 hour prenatal visits (in-home or virtual), including childbirth education, discussion of birth preferences & creating a birth plan if desired

  • Phone, text & email support beginning at contract signing

  • Referrals when needed or desired for massage, yoga, pelvic floor therapy, acupuncture & more

  • Tools & supplies lists to support pregnancy, birth & postpartum preparation

  • 24/7 on-call labor support beginning at 38 weeks

  • Immediate postpartum support following delivery (body feeding, skin-to-skin, etc.)

  • One 1-2 hour postpartum follow-up visit (in-home or virtual) within first two weeks

*Sliding scale pricing options are available for BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, and lower income families. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like more information!

How do a birth doula & partner(s) work together?

Sometimes, a pregnant person's partner(s) worries that a doula will interfere with their role during labor & delivery. It is important to know that this is not the case: a doula's support comes from a deep respect for & knowledge of the birth process and does not replace or diminish the special connection between a birthing person & their partner(s). A birth doula is there to support the birthing person and their partner(s), and to help build a productive, compassionate support team.


It may be the case that labor began suddenly or progressed quickly, without time to make the proper preparations at home for your new baby. Maybe labor is lasting much longer than expected, or is progressing confusingly. Your birth doula can stay by the laboring person's side while someone else runs home to clean, walk the dog, or take a much-needed nap. Your doula can answer questions and clarify signs of labor progression without distracting or worrying the laboring person, as well as coach partners through comfort measures & support techniques.

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