SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
WHO WE ARE
East Bay Postpartum Doula Circle
We are a guild-like association of doulas who focus on the practical needs of mothers, babies and families immediately after birth through approximately 1 year. As independent care providers who are hired directly by parents, we have been meeting monthly for inspiration, support, peer consulting and continuing education since 2001.
What is a postpartum doula?
Doula is a Greek word which simply means “a woman care-giver of another woman.” In ancient times, doulas were an essential part of a woman’s birthing experience and remained with her from the beginning of labor until she integrated her birth experience into her daily life. Today, the Birth Doula supports the family during the labor and birth while the Postpartum Doula supports the entire family during the postpartum period which typically lasts three to six months.
With professional support from a postpartum doula, a family can experience success, gain knowledge and become more self-confident with the new baby.
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