Our doulas offer personalized support in any birth setting – home, a hospital, or a birth center.
Your doula will provide support from pregnancy, to birth, to the immediate postpartum period.
Experts in massage, breathing, labor positions, and comfort measures, doulas provide hands-on labor support to help manage the sensations of labor.
Doulas will help you navigate your birth, whether you have a “textbook” birth or your plan deviates from what you’d planned. Doulas explain your options so you can make informed decisions.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”
– Dr. John H. Kennell, cofounder of DONA International
What is included?
- Initial consultation
- Birth plan visit at 36 weeks
- Unlimited phone/text support beginning at 37 weeks
- 5-week childbirth education series
Labor and Birth
- Unlimited phone support in early labor
- In-person support in active labor
- Basic birth photography
- No time limits or hourly rates – we don’t charge more for longer labor
- Two-hour stay immediately after birth to help establish breastfeeding
- One postpartum home visit
- Back to Work class
- A one-year membership to The Nest, Babymoon’s postpartum community
Women who received support from a doula are 31% less likely to use Pitocin to speed up labor.
Women who use a doula are 28% less likely to have a Cesarean birth.
Women who use a doula are 12% more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth.
Women who use a doula are 9% less likely to use pain medications .
Women who use a doula are 34% less likely to rate their birth experience negatively.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a doula?
Regardless of where or how you plan to have birth, hiring a doula is like having a birth expert in your pocket. Research has continually shown that birth outcomes improve when a doula is present at the birth.
When birthing in a hospital, a doula can help you work through your options and be 100% focused on you, as it is unlikely a nurse or other care provider will be present for the duration of labor. For an out of hospital birth, a doula can be another member of the birth team devoted entirely to you and your support person, while your midwives can focus on keeping you and your baby happy and healthy.
Is a doula going to replace my partner?
No! A doula does not take the place of the birth partner. A doula’s role is to support the entire family during the birth. This includes keeping the birth partner fed, hydrated, and rested as well. Your birth partner knows you best and will be your best emotional support. A doula is an expert in birth and can offer ideas and knowledge your partner may not have.
What is the cost to hire a Babymoon doula?
Our Comprehensive Doula Package, which inclues our 5-week Comprehensive Childbirth Education Series, provides support and services in pregnancy, labor and postpartum, as well as basic birth photography, is $1,575.00
If you desire just labor Doula support the cost is $1,299.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss payment plans.
How long do you stay after the birth?
The first few hours after birth are a sacred time for families and your first opportunity to bond. Our doulas are usually present for up to two hours after birth, to help establish breastfeeding, answer questions, and provide additional support. We continue to be available by phone until the postpartum visit.
How are a midwife and a doula different?
Both a midwife and a doula can provide physical and emotional support during labor. However, a midwife has clinical skills and medical training and is primarily responsible for the safety of mom and baby. A midwife will listen to your baby’s heart tones, monitor your vitals, perform cervical checks if necessary, and facilitate the actual birth of the baby. A doula does not perform any medical procedures and is strictly there for physical and emotional support.
I'm interested in hiring a doula. What is my next step?
Please call us at 602-314-775 or use the contact form below. We will schedule a complimentary consultation where you can meet our doulas, ask any questions, and determine if one of our doulas is a good fit for you!
Where To Find Us
Phoenix, AZ 85012