Our modern culture doesn't talk much about birth, particularly not with positivity or even accuracy. Families are often left feeling unsure or overwhelmed about the process and their options. With our birth doula support, you will discover how to find comfort in the intensity of labor, feel empowered to make choices that resonate with you, and be supported in this magnificent transformational time with love, and trust.
Our Birth Doula Promise
As your birth doula, we promise to use passion and love for birth to help you have a birth experience you are proud of. Wherever and with whoever, we want you to know your strength and be prepared for your journey through pregnancy, labor, birth and into postpartum. We promise to use all the knowledge, experience and incredible network of Massachusetts birth workers we have to help reduce fear and increase comfort. We promise to help you feel supported and to encourage you to find your strength in every new situation and decision that comes your way.
You deserve to feel like royalty on the day of your baby's birth, to have your words heard, your desires met, and your power witnessed.
We feel it is best for families interested in finding a doula to get acquainted and talk with the doula(s) you are interested in. Specialties in doula work are important however connection and trust in your doula is of utmost importance and determined by speaking directly to your doula of interest. When you fill out our contact form with your preferences we reach out to the team based on location and let you know who is available. Whoever you choose will be your primary doula unless you decide to work with a doula in a partnership (more info below)
To add one or more birth doulas to your team reach out through our Contact page. Let us know of any special requests for doulas or situations and we'll let you know who has availability based on your location and needs. You'll get to know each other over video chat and we'll learn about what you're looking for and how we might best support you.
Our team includes doulas from all ranges of experience. Our focuses include advanced maternal age, gestational diabetes, first-time birth, traumatic birth, pregnancy after loss, LGBTQIA, plus-sized birth, BIPOC, planned cesarean, and high-risk. Let us know what you are looking for and Bethany will find the perfect doula for you.
Our Doula Team works in Conjunction with One Another in Two Ways
Back-up - Each Golden Doula on our team has a dedicated back up doula on the team. Back-ups have similar experience levels and live in the same area with knowledge and experience at the same hospitals. Families pick a primary doula but if anything should happen they know who will likely be stepping in.
Doula Partnership - Some doulas partner up with each other which enables families to have two doulas for the price of one. The doula available at the time of your birth attends your birth but you get two doulas to support and provide resources throughout pregnancy. Families also benefit by not needing to worry about the need of an unknown backup. Please inquire if you are interested in this type of support.
Birth Doula Packages
☀️ Pricing determined by doula and based on experience and availability (please inquire) ☀️
The Full Moon Birth Doula Package
Perfect for those getting ready to experience their first labor and birth.
INVESTMENT: $1350 - $2100
The Golden Experience Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula Package
Ideal for those looking for fully rounded support throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and early parenthood. Our whole team of birth and postpartum doulas are here to hold you. - Current availability is limited so please inquire
INVESTMENT: $1750 - $2750
A Hand to Hold Birth Doula Package
Perfect for those who are experienced in the birth world.
INVESTMENT: $1100 - $1650
"[Bethany] was a quiet, strong, confident person in that room whose job was to focus solely on ME. I felt taken care of, supported, and empowered to bring my baby into the world."
- Kaitlynne Vasquez
Jen provided the calming presence my husband and I needed, ensuring we were educated about our options, talking us through our worries, and preparing us for labor and delivery. Her support during labor was essential."
Alysa was accommodating, encouraging, knowledgeable, and just plain awesome. I really felt comfortable with her and like we connected on more than just a professional level. She advocated for me, but also helped me learn to advocate for myself.
"I completely credit her for championing me throughout my labor and helping me get through it without an epidural. She came when called and was by my side the whole time, telling me I could--and was--DOING IT. My husband and I will never forget the support she provided. Even now, at five months postpartum, it brings me to tears. We are so grateful! Thank you, Amber!"
"All I can say is Thank God for Meryl! I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her by my side during my pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum!"
I am so happy and thankful we found Bethany to be my doula. I am a first time mom and think getting a doula was the best decision and investment I could have made for myself and I would recommend Bethany to everybody I know. I don’t think I could have done it without her and know my labor would have gone completely different had she not been there.
Your Journey with Your Birth Doula Always Includes
Availability throughout pregnancy for evidence-based information and resources as well as emotional support for you and your partner. We provide resources and recommendations to all things birth-related including birth education, prenatal massage, chiropractors etc., and offer a lending library of books.
A time for us to get to know one another but also to help you feel prepared. Prenatal sessions are tailored to your specific needs and package selected, but always discuss and provide a variety of evidenced-based information and birth options.We will talk about what to expect during labor, how to manage and prepare for the environment and team surrounding you during your labor (depending on where you have decided to give birth) and birth, give tips on how to stay home longer (if you have decided on a hospital birth) and review various comfort measures and techniques, e.g. rebozo, massage, etc. We will also discuss how you might mentally prepare and manage labor and birth, and how to best help labor progress smoothly.
During labor, in addition to being a source of information to help you make the right decisions for you, we offer emotional and physical support at your home or at the hospital using various tools (e.g., tea lights, TENS machine, speaker and playlist, suggestions of labor and birth positions with and without peanut or birth ball, etc.,) to help manage all the feelings, help baby to descend and help your labor to progress.
Support continues for you for 1-2 hours following birth to help get breastfeeding off to the right start (should you choose to) and to make sure the new family is situated and safe. If you choose, there is a postpartum session within 14 days following birth. This visit gives you and partner the opportunity to process your experience. We are able to answer any questions you might have regarding newborn care, breastfeeding, and postpartum body care and can give you any resources/referrals you are interested in or need in regards to infant massage, baby wearing, moms groups, postpartum recovery etc.