What is a Birth doula?
A doula is a woman experienced in childbirth and knowledgeable of hospital procedures. Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional, and informational support during labor—from massage to aromatherapy, to continuous reassurance and coping techniques for the mother and her family.
A birth doula generally meets with you before the birth to develop a trusting relationship and will be present for your labor. They may provide childbirth education, help you develop a birth plan, and set a number of postpartum visits. Most birth doulas work for a flat fee with a sliding scale.
What is a Postpartum doula?
Being a new parent can be a challenging transition. It may start to feel like you're tipping over the edge of what you can handle. You don't need to do this alone!
Postpartum Doulas are women who are trained to support new families through the transition of having a new baby. They are here to help you make a plan and answer your questions!
The views and actions of Pacific Birth Collective do not represent the individuals and businesses listed below and vice versa. The professionals in this directory are listed here as a resource and represent a wide variety of backgrounds, training, and cultural practices.
We recommend interviewing several doulas to see how you connect. Some questions to considering asking are: