Are you worried about navigating pregnancy, birth, and the initial weeks with your newborn?

Expecting families often navigate a sea of emotions, with anticipation and concerns about birth, labor, and the postpartum period. Our Doulas are dedicated to alleviating these concerns, providing support and guidance every step of the way.

Our mission is to provide peace of mind, empowering you to embark on this journey with confidence. Our meticulous attention to detail, extensive experience, and unwavering commitment to families have established Doulas by the Bay as the premier and most trusted doula practice in both Northern and Southern California.

Baby & Mom Doula Care

Our Doula Services

We are a team of Birth, Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists who are dedicated to supporting families before, during and immediately after childbirth.

Postpartum Support Doula

Postpartum Support

Our Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists work with couples and single parents to identify what type of support they need.

Birth Support Doula

Birth Support

Our Birth Doulas remain current in evidence-based practices & work hard to protect & support each couple or single parent’s desires for birth.

Sibling Support

Sibling Support

Our sibling support is available to care for older brothers and sisters while their parents are focused on bringing the new baby into the world.

Proudly Serving the San Francisco Bay Area Since 2009

What makes Doulas by the Bay unique is our large, diverse team that has worked with thousands of parents and babies. Our team of professionals is trained and certified, fully Vetted, CPR certified, has Clear Background Screening, Bonded, Insured and have attended the company’s occupational Health and Safety Training. We also invest in our team’s continual professional education by offering monthly educational meetings.

Our Commitments to Parents:

  • Connecting them with highly skilled professionals
  • Offering parenting education & resources
  • Top-notch customer service
  • Providing comfort and peace of mind
Shakila Marando, Founder of DOULAS by the BAY

Shakila Marando

Founder of DOULAS by the BAY

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor & Certified Lactation Educator(CLE), DOULAS by the BAY Postpartum Doula Educator, New Parent Educator, Trained Infant Massage Educator, a Parent Coach and Infant Sleep Consultant.

Educational Videos & Resources

Is It Safe To Exercise During Pregnancy

Is It Safe To Exercise During Pregnancy

Is it safe to exercise while pregnant? These are exercises that you can do if your doctor thinks it's ok. Always consult your doctor before exercise.

How To Calm Your Fussy Or Cholicky Baby

How To Calm Your Fussy Or Cholicky Baby

In this video, you will discover common reasons that makes babies cry and learn tips and tricks on how to soothe your fussy or colicky baby. Today...

"Shakila helped us sleep train our six month old baby back in April 2019. She was wonderful to work with and her methods are very effective!...I would highly recommend her services!"

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Allison G.

San Francisco, CA

"Yana was our birth doula and Shakila helped us with our newborn for three months in the fall of 2017 - they're both amazing and we loved working with them..."

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Ritu V.

San Francisco, CA

"We decided we wanted some night support just a couple of weeks before my due date and I contacted DBB. Shakila was great and quickly found some doulas that could help us..."

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Yael C.

San Francisco, CA

See how a doula can help you.

Helping families flourish with their newborn is our passion. Contact DOULAS by the BAY today to learn how we can help your growing family.

About Us

DOULAS by the BAY is a collective of Birth and Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists who are dedicated to supporting families before, during and immediately after the birth of their baby. We accept the following payments: HSA/FSA, Insurance, Fertility Payments (Carrot, etc.)


Vision Statement

Doulas By The Bay’s vision is to offer exceptional doula services to families, while also empowering them with knowledge through the provision of evidence-based educational resources. Our aim is to help families feel confident throughout their pregnancy journey, postpartum journey, and beyond.