Doula Services in central Alabama

 

How a Doula helps 

During pregnancy

A doula will meet with you before your baby is born so you can get to know each other. You can ask her your birth and labor questions. She will share reliable resources and help you plan and prepare for your birth.

during Labor & birth

Call your doula when you start your labor! Your doula will meet you and stay with you until your baby is born. While your doula is with you they can massage your back, encourage and reassure you, help you get answers to anything you do not understand, and show your family members or others how to help you. Your doula will make sure to only be there for you! 

After the baby is born, your doula will stay with you until you and baby are settled in. The doula will help you get breast/chestfeeding off to a great start!  

after baby arrives

Welcome home! Once you are home, your doula will connect with you either in person or virtually, to answer any questions, help with nursing, and make sure you are doing well! 

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Doulas change the birth environment by providing continous, compassionate support focused on the birthing person. A doula's presence can have a lasting positive impact.

Benefits of Having a Doula:

  • Improved birth outcomes

  • Reduced need for interventions

  • Less likelihood of C-Section

  • More positive birth experience

  • Better bonding with your baby

  • Greater likelihood of meeting your breast/chestfeeding goals

  • Increased self-confidence in parenting

  • Lower risk of postpartum depression

"She came prepared with everything we forgot and then some. She gave us space to be in the moment but was also attentive to me when my partner needed rest."

Want a doula?

Interested in having a BirthWell Partners Doula supporting you? Or do you know someone who could really use the support of a doula, but is not able to afford it?

Call Dalia at 205-614-3297

Or

Use the registration link and we will contact you within 2-3 days.

IMPORTANT:

If possible, please try to contact us at least 2-3 months before your due date. This gives us plenty of time to set up the best match between you and your doula.

The majority of the people we serve give birth at Birmingham hospitals. But, depending on doula availability, we also serve people giving birth in Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Montgomery, Jasper, Cullman, and Huntsville. 

Eligibility Requirements:

We are a 501c3 Non-Profit. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and foundations, we are able to operate and provide doula services to those who need it most.

 

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.

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Not qualified?

Don't qualify for a doula through BirthWell? There are many doulas in Alabama, at a range of rates. Click below to search on Doula Match: