Doula (“Doo-LAH”) is a Greek word that means “woman servant”. Doulas serve women during pregnancy, childbirth and in the first weeks after the birth. Doulas are trained and certified professionals who provide health education, emotional support, physical comfort and advocacy to women and birthing persons during pregnancy, labor and birth and during the first few weeks after the birth. Doulas help families have informed, empowered, respectful and satisfying childbirth experiences.
● Childbirth & Lactation Education
● Breastfeeding Support
● Labor Coping Skills & Comfort Measures
● Encouragement & Emotional Support
● Advocacy for Respectful, Evidence-Based Care
“My doulas were compassionate, knowledgeable, intuitive and led by a pure purpose to serve mothers, children and families in need. I feel completely overwhelmed with gratitude! Thank you, earth angels! — LESLIE S.
Our Doulas provide three, 1-2 hour prenatal visits in your home, our office, virtually or by telephone. Your Doula will discuss how to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, so you can have a healthy baby. Your Doula will teach you what you need to know to prepare for the big day: the birth of your child.
Our Doulas will go “on-call” for you 24/7 starting at 36 weeks until you deliver. Your Doula will meet you when you are in labor at your home or hospital. During labor, your Doula will provide you with labor coping skills and comfort measures. Your Doula will help you talk to your care providers about what you want and need, and help you make informed decisions, Your Doula will stay with you after the birth to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start.
Our Doulas will provide three postnatal visits for up to 8 weeks postpartum. Your Doula will help you with any breastfeeding or emotional challenges, teach you how to care for your newborn and yourself after the birth and help with household such as doing baby laundry, grocery shopping and meal preparation.
Your Doula will make referrals to medical professional support if needed.
For more information and to sign up contact Evelyn Salvador • (310) 664-7864