THE PHILLY DOULA CO-OP a doula collective serving the greater Philadelphia area
Our Birth Doula Services
You will have the opportunity to meet with one of our doulas free of charge, allowing you to ask any questions and determine whether they are a good fit for your needs. Once hired, your doula will:
meet with you and your partner for one to two prenatal visits
be on-call from week 38 of your pregnancy until your baby is born
offer unlimited phone and email support throughout your pregnancy
provide backup doula coverage
join your labor when requested
have a continuous presence throughout your labor and delivery
remain with you 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.
Our Post-Partum Doula Services
The Philly Doula Co-op believes that the post-partum period (3 months after baby's birth) is truly the 4th trimester of pregnancy and just as crucial to mother and baby as the stages of pregnancy.
Our post-partum doulas are trained, experienced, liability-insured, and passionate about helping you feel confidant and comfortable in this new phase of life. Our post-partum doulas offer hourly services (minimum of 4 hours) and overnight services for new parents and baby(ies). Below is a lost of many of the services our post-partum doulas provide:
Diapering and baby-wearing support
Emotional/physical support for recovering mother
Baby soothing techniques
Baby's first bath
Accompaniment on first outings
Light house work
LIght meal prep
Referrals for resources like support groups, lactation consultants, pediatricians, classes, etc.
The PDC doulas will meet with you free of charge and you will have the opportunity to choose the doula who is the right fit for you and your families needs. For fees and investment package pricing please see our Fee Structure page.