Birth & Postpartum Support Services
Dedicated to supporting families before, during and immediately after the birth of their baby.
Providing Parents Education and Peace of Mind Since 2009.
We are the largest Doula and Newborn Care Specialists collective in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now also serving the Los Angeles Metro Area. Our careful attention to detail, depth of experience and commitment to families, has made DOULAS by the BAY the leading and most trusted doula practice in the community.
Birth & Labor Doula Support
Our Birth Doulas remain current in evidence-based practices and work hard to make sure you feel empowered and supported during your birthing journey. Through a mix of insightful lessons, evidence-based information, mindfulness practice, movement and hands-on coping techniques, you will gain the skills, wisdom, and confidence needed to experience an empowered birth.
Postpartum Doula Support
Our Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists work with couples and single parents to identify the support they need. They have experience caring for multiples, preemies and babies with special needs so we can help your family get off to a great start whatever your unique situation might be. They bring lots of love to the new family, and try to lighten the load that new parents inevitably feel.
For many families having a new baby without trusted family members living locally can bring up stress and anxiety. Whether you are planning for a home, birth center, or hospital birth, our sibling doulas are available to care for older brothers and sisters while their parents are focused on bringing the new baby into the world.
We provide expert lactation support for prenatal and postpartum parents during any stage of breastfeeding. We will cover breastfeeding education and prenatal planning, as well as breastfeeding tips and balancing life with breastfeeding and pumping to maximize your success and goals on your lactation journey.
Infant Sleep Support
As your dedicated infant sleep consultant, Shakila’s primary aim is to deliver the guidance and assistance you and your child(ren) need to reach your sleep objectives. Shakila believes that each family’s needs are unique, therefore she will ensure each sleep plan is tailored specifically to your situation. In collaboration, she will craft a strategy that respects and mirrors your personal parenting beliefs and principles.
"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!"
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..."
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..."
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.
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.)
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.