Outreach Doula Project

What is a doula?

1918741_848258281953548_2469878075281600699_n-2A doula (pronounced doo-lah) is a trained professional who supports mothers during pregnancy and provides continuous physical, emotional and advocacy care during labor and immediately postpartum. Doula care has been linked to better health outcomes for both mothers and babies.

We know that the birth of a child changes everything for a family. At Mama to Mama, we believe that all mothers deserve access to loving, knowledgeable support during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum transition. Mama to mama seeks to provide that ongoing support for under-resourced mothers by providing volunteer doulas to support and advocate for their birth needs.

Mama to Mama provides doulas on an income-based sliding scale to families with a household income below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (This is the same as WIC.)

Current fees range from $0-$300.

We prioritize Free services for people who are:

  • Homeless or living in shelter
  • Current survivors of intimate partner violence
  • Receiving substance abuse treatment
  • Incarcerated
  • Teen parents
  • Disabled or intellectually impaired

Contact Emily Pickett at emily@mamatomama.us for more information about the outreach doula program or REQUEST A DOULA here.