When giving birth, whether it’s your first time or your third, having a great support system by your side is vital. That’s where San Francisco doulas come into play. Take a look at these 3 fantastic doulas who can guide you through your birthing journey!
Doulas by the Bay are a collection of 50 birth and postpartum San Francisco doulas. Their specialists are dedicated to supporting families through the entire maternity journey. They are known as one of the most trusted practices throughout California. Doulas by the Bay provide birth and postpartum doula support to families both in-home and virtually.
Each of the doulas at Doulas by the Bay has the following certifications and clearances:
● Postpartum Doula Training Certification
● Birth Doula Training Certification
● Newborn Care Specialist Certification
● Clear Background Check
● CPR Certified
Birth doula services at Doulas by the Bay include:
● Up to 4 prenatal visits
● Up to 2 postnatal visits
● On-call support starting 37 weeks until your baby is born
● Guidance during labor and birth
● Laboring at your home or hospital
● Physical attendance at your birth
● Unlimited phone/text/email support before and after birth
Along with birth support, Doulas by the Bay also provides postpartum, virtual, live-in, and sibling support to families.
Bay City doulas is a San Francisco doula agency created by Cosima Wright and Anathea Abele. This agency was built on a passion for helping the families of the Bay Area and embracing the individuality of each baby. They have created a warm and caring team of over 24 doulas to guide you through parenthood!
Bay City Doulas offers both postpartum doulas and live-in care for expectant parents. Postpartum doulas focus on recovery and self-care after giving birth. They help you to explore parenting styles and receive support from your partner. Additionally, their services include:
● Building Routines
● Infant feeding & lactation support
● Newborn comfort techniques
● Infant sleep positioning & timing
● Newborn product and safety information
● Day-to-day light housekeeping & laundry
● Meal preparation
● Sibling care
● Daytime or nighttime shifts
● And more
You will also be able to receive 24-hour live-in care for the first 72 hours after returning home with your newborn. The doula will help you feel comfortable with the change, combat self-doubt, and celebrate the new life you’ve created. They will also give you all the tools you’ll need to develop a sense of balance.
Additionally, you can hire a live-in doula for a more extended period of time to provide full-time assistance during postpartum. In this time, they will make sure you’re establishing routines, reading cues from your newborn, and gently guiding you through the newborn phase.
Bay City Doulas offers their postpartum doula and live-in services to expecting families throughout the San Francisco Bay area and Santa Cruz.
NorCal Doulas is a birth and postpartum doulas team that ensure you are birth-ready. They strive to help you create a plan for delivery that makes you feel confident and at ease. Their team of six San Francisco doulas are highly-trained and compassionate experts. They believe in a supportive and nurturing birthing experience, helping you with every step along the way.
NorCal Doulas provides expectant parents with a birth doula, postpartum doula, and infant feeding services. These services include:
● Lending library of the best pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting books
● Education for families
● Two in-person prenatal visits
● Unlimited phone, text, email, and video chat support
● Dedicated 24/7 on-call coverage and support from 38 weeks until post-delivery
● Continuous labor support where you choose and when the support starts
● Immediate postpartum + chest feeding/bottle-feeding support
● Virtual postpartum visit
● Infant feeding plan
● And much more
NorCal Doulas currently services expectant and new families in the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County, and East Bay of California. They are a service provider that strongly believes in inclusivity and diversity. Therefore, they serve all families, from the LGBTQIA+ community to people of color, marginalized groups, and everyone in between.
As a San Francisco maternity photographer, I know how important it is to have a great support system by your side for the birth. So, check out these San Francisco Doulas to feel more relaxed about your birthing experience!
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