Ready to embrace a birth experience filled with care, knowledge, and empowerment?
Doulas help make birth better!
Why Having a birth doula by your side can make all the difference in your birthing experience:
Personalized Support: A birth doula offers personalized emotional, physical, and informational support tailored to your unique needs and preferences during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
Comfort and Reassurance: During labor, a doula provides comfort measures, reassurance, and relaxation techniques to help ease any anxieties, making your birthing process as calm and empowering as possible.
Advocacy and communication: Doulas can advocate for the birthing person, ensuring that their wishes are communicated to the medical team clearly and respectfully. This ensures your preferences are honored during labor and delivery
Partner Involvement: Doulas support partners too, ensuring they feel confident and involved throughout the birthing journey, fostering a harmonious and connected experience.
Reduced Intervention Rates: Studies show that having a birth doula can lead to reduced rates of medical interventions and cesarean deliveries, promoting a more natural and holistic birthing process.
Professional Guidance: Doulas are experts in childbirth and can provide evidence-based information to help you make informed decisions about your birth plan. They offer guidance while respecting your preferences and wishes.
Unconditional, non-judgmental support, allowing you to take on your preferred birth experience.
We will find a certified birth doula in our network that fits your needs. Our doulas can help new parents with prenatal education, birth plans, and birth goals, as well as supporting mothers and their partners in their choices while providing consistent emotional and physical care during their birthing experience.
Guava Care Doulas proudly serves families in San Francisco, Alameda County, Marin County, and Contra Costa.
Birth doula package $1500
One prenatal visit (2 - 3 hours)
Getting to know one another, creating a birth plan, aligning on birth goals, hands-on birth prep, creating a tool kit for labor (affirmations, positions, and physical touch)
Continuous support upon labor and delivery
I will join you whenever and however labor begins, support you through welcoming your baby, and provide 2-3 hours of post-delivery support. Includes help with first breastfeeding and support through your golden hour.
One in-home postpartum visit (2-3 hours)
We will discuss our journey together and make space for the emotional, physical, and spiritual journey that is birth. I can answer questions about the birthing person’s recovery, newborn care, safe sleep, and more.
Unlimited phone, email, and text support upon contract and backup support from additional on-call Doula
What is a Birth Doula?
Birth doulas are women trained to accompany families in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience.
Before labor: Working on your birth plan, exploring and discussing your priorities and any fears or concerns. We define your birth plan and plan how we might best work together and how you and your partner foresee working together.
When you are in labor: Call your Doula when you think you are in labor. She can answer questions and make suggestions over the phone. She will decide if she should come right then or wait for further change. Your Guava Care Doula will meet you at your home, the hospital, or the birthing center and remain with you throughout labor and birth.
After birth: Your Doula remains with you for one or two hours after birth until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together.
What Doulas do not do?
Doulas do not:
Perform clinical tasks, such as blood pressure, fetal heart checks, vaginal exams, and others. Doulas are there to provide only physical comfort and emotional support.
Make decisions for you. Doulas will help you get the information necessary to make an informed decision. Doulas will also remind you if there is a departure from your birth plan.
Speak to the staff on your behalf. Doulas will discuss your concerns with you and suggest options, but you or your partner will speak directly to the clinical staff.
Newborn Care Specialist
An expert on your side
Having a spectacular support system doesn't have to end with the birth of your baby. The transition to parenthood and life with a new infant at home is an adjustment for everyone. The assistance of a postpartum doula, night nurse/nanny, or overnight newborn care specialist during this delicate time allows for a much smoother, gentler, and more enjoyable “fourth trimester” with your new little one!
Your Guava Care NCS cares for the needs of your infant as well as your postpartum adjustment and that of your partner and other family members.
Guava Care NCSs serves families in San Francisco, Alameda County, Marin County, and Contra Costa.
Prices start at $65/hr and can go up to $80/hr subject to:
Overnight or day service
Number of hours per day
Number of days per week
Service duration (one week to three months)
One baby, twins or triplets