“Doulas can empower women to achieve the best birth outcomes possible, and all outcomes — for births, infants, and mothers — seem to be affected more positively if support is provided by a doula in addition to the medical personnel. The doula focuses on individualized support before, during, and after birth; whereas nurses often are attending to several women in labor and responsible for many clinical and administrative tasks besides direct labor support”

– Tumblin & Simkin, 2001
Pregnant women’s perceptions of their nurse’s role during labor and delivery.
Tumblin A, Simkin P, Birth.

Doula Services and Labor Support

What is a Birth Doula and why do you want one?

A Birth Doula offers continuous, non-medical, emotional and physical support for the birthing parents through pregnancy and birth. Here at The Doula’s Daughter our two main goals are that the birthing Mom feels confident and fully supported in her decision making throughout pregnancy and birth. And that the birthing partner feels that they were confidently able to support their loved one.

Doulas come equipped to physically support parents with comforting touches, breathing techniques, and gentle pressure to help relieve a mother’s discomfort. Emotionally, doulas encourage and empower moms to work through the birth process to find what feels best and most natural to the birthing mom.

According to the latest study by Bohren published a Cochrane review, research has found that continuous support through labor showed:

  • 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean with the use of continuous doula support
  • 15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth with continuous doula support
  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • Shorter labors by almost an hour on average
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

Birth Support

Birth Package: $600


1 Postpartum follow-up meeting lasting 1 hour to discuss the birth and answer any questions

Birth & Pospartum20 Package: $1,040

20 hours of Postpartum Doula Support in the first 2 weeks after birth

*Receive 10% discount on birth support services. Price listed reflects this discount.

Birth & Postpartum40 Package: $1540

40 hours of Postpartum Doula Support in the first month (up to 4 weeks post birth)

*Receive 10% discount on birth support services. Price listed reflects this discount. 

What’s included:

2 prenatal meetings, each lasting for 1 hour

Text, phone, and email support from time of hiring through delivery

Access to back-up birth doula

Access to all my resource lists

24/7 on-call 2 weeks before and after due date

Attendance at birth from active labor through delivery

Support for 1 hour immediately following the birth to assist with breastfeeding and answer questions

Postpartum follow-up meeting

Schedule a meeting to learn more about Doula Services and Labor Support.