THE PHILLY DOULA CO-OP a doula collective serving the greater Philadelphia area
Our Birth Doula Services
**Please note: Some Philadelphia hospitals are not permitting doulas in hospital rooms due to COVID-19. Please check with your interviewing doula(s) and care providers to see what options are available for your hospital. Virtual packages are available for clients who are giving birth in hospitals where an in-person doula is not available.
Once hired, your doula will:
be a support person, with open ears and heart, through your pregnancy and birthing experience
meet with you and your partner for one to two prenatal visits
prenatal visits are tailored to meet your personal needs and interests and typically encompass birth and postpartum "planning", comfort measures and movement through labor, emotional grounding and preparation, and evidenced-based education for all four trimesters
offer unlimited phone and email support throughout your pregnancy
provide referrals and resources for you and your baby's needs
be on-call from week 38 of your pregnancy until your baby is born
provide backup doula coverage
join your labor when requested
have a continuous presence throughout labor and delivery
remain for one to two hours after birth
follow up with a postpartum visit within two weeks of birth
These services are provided for all clients and by all doulas. Our individual doulas offer various additional services independently- please inquire at your interview.