Want a doula to accompany you during your labor and birth? Call Dalia today to register for a BirrthWell Partners Volunteer Doula 205-614-3297!
Our birth doulas provide evidence-based informational, emotional and physical support before, during and after the birth of your baby.
She will meet with you before your baby is born so you can get to know each other, so you can ask her all your questions about labor and birth, so that she can learn how to best support you during your labor.
She will meet you at the hospital and stay with you until after your baby is born. While she is with you she will massage your back, help explain anything you don’t understand, encourage and reassure you, and show your family members or other support people how to help you. She will be there only for you!
After your baby is born she will stay with you until you and your baby are settled in. She will help you get breastfeeding off to a great start.
Once you are home, she will come visit you once or twice to answer any questions, help with breastfeeding, make sure you are doing well.
Why Have a Doula?
Doulas change the birth environment by providing continuous, compassionate support focused on the birthing mother. A doula’s presence can have a lasting positive impact for you and your baby:
improved birth outcomes
more positive birth experience
reduced need for interventions
less likelihood of c-section
better bonding with your baby
increased self-confidence in parenting
lowered risk of postpartum depression
Watch the documentary A Doula Story by The Kindling Group to learn more about what a doula can do to support you!
How Do I Get a Doula?
To sign up for a doula or to refer someone to BirthWell Partners go here.
If you can, try to contact us at least 2-3 months before your due date. That will give us more time to set up the best possible match between you and your volunteer doula.
If you are eligible for Medicaid, you are eligible for FREE doula services. If you are eligible for WIC you may be eligible for FREE or GREATLY REDUCED doula services. The usual cost of doula services in Birmingham is between $400 and $900, depending on the doula’s experience.