Birth & Labor Doula Support

The continuous presence of an experienced doula during labor has been demonstrated to endow the birthing person with confidence and to provide greater satisfaction in birth.

Skills, wisdom, & confidence to experience an empowered birth.

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.

Birth Doula Benefits:

  • 28% less likely to have a cesarean section
  • 31% less likely to use exytocin to speed labor
  • 9% less likely to use any pain medication
  • 34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively
  • Decreased medical intervention in labor
  • Reduces length of labor

Birth Doula Package Includes:

  • Up to 4 prenatal visits
  • Up to 2 postnatal visits
  • On-call support starting 37 weeks until your baby is born
  • Guidance & support for you/your partner during labor & birth
  • Laboring physically with you at your home or hospital
  • Physical attendance at your birth at any birth center or your home
  • Breastfeeding education and assistance
  • Photos of birth and newborn if desired
  • The story of your birth as witnessed by the doula if desired

"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.