Planning for the birth of a baby can be a time of excitement and sometimes anxiety.  With a trained and certified labor doula at your side, you can focus on the experience of welcoming your newest addition into the world with confidence!

A labor doula provides unconditional, non-judgmental support for both you and your partner, allowing you to take on your preferred birth experience.

 
A labor doula provides unconditional, non-judgmental support for both you and your partner
 

What Do Our Labor Doula Packages Include?

  • Complimentary in-person consultation with a labor doula in your area to discuss your wishes for birth

  • Two prenatal visits (1 1/2 to 2 hours) to create a custom visual birth preferences sheet and discuss your wishes preparing for birth, aided with the knowledge from your birth doula of the policies and procedures of your birthing location, and to discuss comfort measures and logistics of laboring at home and at the hospital or birthing location.

  • An introduction to your doula's back up from the agency who will be available to you throughout your pregnancy.

  • 24/7 on call availability from moment of contracted agreement.

  • Full access through phone, text and email to your labor doula for questions, resources and information to assist you in planning for your baby's arrival.

  • Virtual and phone support during early labor and, when you are ready for your labor doula, consistent face to face labor support from active labor through the birth of your baby. 

  • 1-2 hours of postpartum support immediately after birth to allow you to transition gently to motherhood.

  • A follow up postpartum visit and, if necessary, postpartum planning to assist beyond the immediate first days of your baby's life at home.

How Much Does it Cost?

Labor doula fees are $1,400 and subject to availability of a doula.

Please ask about our FSA/HSA and insurance coverage 

FIRST TIME PARENT?

We highly recommend our Childbirth Express class for all of our first time laboring clients, or families needing a birth refresher course.

Taught at George Washington University Hospital, we specifically speak to medical interventions and procedures at a variety of area hospitals, including GWU, Sibley, Holy Cross, WHC, Shady Grove, and more. 


Client Testimonial

We hadn’t even considered hiring a doula - we had always thought of doulas as being strictly for people who want natural, unassisted home births, and we wanted to give birth in a hospital with pain management assistance. After hearing about Maryland State Doulas’ parent-centered and inclusive approach, though, we decided to hire them. We could not have made a better choice. The pre-birth visits were helpful in preparing us for the process while easing many of our fears. Knowledge of hospital operations was a godsend in helping us get the care we needed in a very busy maternity ward, and our doula’s guidance through the day and night was invaluable. Her postpartum visits have gone a long way in helping us adjust to new parenthood. I highly recommend Maryland State Doulas to every expecting parent, regardless of the type of birth they prefer.”

-Andrew K, First Time Father