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We hold space for you, laugh with you, cry with you. We squeeze your hips, rub your back, & hold your hand. We sit with you. We walk alongside you. We see you.

Virtual & Distance Doula Services

Virtual & Distance Doula Services

Flexible. Easy. Personalized Support.

Are you feeling isolated, anxious, or unsupported because of Covid-19 restrictions?

Our virtual doula package offers our clients a way to access our team of experienced birth and postpartum doulas whenever you need them.

Just like our in-person services, the virtual package is designed to help you feel supported, informed, and prepared to have your best pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.

Learn more our virtual doula package and everything that is included.

"I was so glad I chose the virtual doula package. Even though she wasn't in the room physically, I still had my doula with me the whole time. The Harmony Doula team helped me to find good positions and stay relaxed, and my partner to stay connected. It was the best decision. And I got the VBAC I wanted." - Alexandra

The Harmony Doula Group

In-person Homebirth & Hospital Birth Services

Committed. Compassionate. Expert Care.

With over 17 years in the childbirth business in the San Francisco East Bay and Central Valley, and over 40 years of combined experience, the Harmony Doula Group knows how to help you navigate all the choices and options available to you.

Planning to birth at home, at a community birth center, or at a hospital? We will be there to support you emotionally, physically, and with evidence-based information. Working together, our team of experts are dedicated to helping you have your best pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience.

No judgment, no agendas, just loving kindness, and the consideration of you.

We don't empower you. That power comes from within you. Our mission is to provide support and information, so you can make the choices you feel are right for you, respecting your individual birthing and parenting philosophies.


Postpartum Doula Services

Postpartum Doula Services

Trusted. Dedicated. Experience Matters.

In the early weeks and months with baby, when uninterrupted sleep is a distant memory, we offer gentle, nonjudgmental support and encouragement, helping you feel less overwhelmed and more refreshed, prepared, secure, and confident in your new skills!

Have questions about normal newborn behaviors or postpartum recovery? Feeling confused by everyone telling you different things that are "the right way"? We can help you sort through finding what is might work best for your unique family.

Not sure how to help settle your baby? We are experts at soothing both babies *and* new parents. Dirty dishes and baby laundry piling up? We can help with that too.

Learn more about our Postpartum Doula Support services and the benefits of having a postpartum doula (even if your mom is coming to help and sometimes especially because your mom is coming to help!)

 

About the Harmony Doula Group

Our team has specializations in:

  • a holistic model for pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation (breastfeeding and chestfeeding) education
  • pelvic floor bodywork for healthy tissues, balancing, and a better birth experience
  • vaginal births after cesareans (download our free VBAC Prep Guide)
  • supporting clients with prior birth trauma
  • supporting clients with childhood sexual trauma
Our extensive experience includes high risk pregnancies, fertility challenges, surrogacy, adoption, teens, people designed "advanced maternal age", multiples, and more.

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Our Birth & Postpartum Philosophy

It's simple. There is no right way to give birth, just the way that makes it a good experience for you. Our goal is to support you on that journey and through your postpartum.

We believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have educational, physical, and emotional support throughout the childbearing year. We encourage our clients' right and ability to make informed decisions about their care as they work with their chosen medical support team and us.

Because of our reputation for open communication, advocacy, and quality team work with both clients and care providers alike, we have many times over been invited to teach pregnant and hoping-to-be pregnant people, doulas, nurses, midwives, and other perinatal professionals in northern California and across the US.

We believe that everyone's birth and parenting experience is influenced by their cultural background and lived experience. In the days, weeks, and months before your birth, we want to get to know you so that we can support you in your unique physical & emotional needs so that you can feel confident, safe, and empowered in your experience.

All birthwork is political. Our birthwork is founded on a framework of social justice, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and affirming BIPOC & LGBTQ communities.

 

Service Area

Community Birth Centers

  • Homestead Natural Birth Center (Modesto)
  • Pacifica Family Maternity Center (Oakland)
  • Nightingale Birth Center (San Mateo)
  • Welcome Home Community Birth Center (South Sacramento)
  • Sierra Natural Birth Center (Sonora)

We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Tammukan and Yokut people.

Home Births

  • San Francisco East Bay Alameda County (Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley)
  • Tri-Valley (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Daville, Alamo)
  • Diablo Valley Contra Costa County (Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Concord)
  • Delta Valley (Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Bethel Island, Byron, Mountain House, Discovery Bay)
  • San Joaquin County (Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, French Camp, Stockton, Lodi, Linden, Farmington, Escalon)
  • Western Stanislaus County (Modesto Metro area, Salida, Oakdale, Patterson)
  • Sacramento County (Galt, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Rio Vista, Elk Grove, South Sacramento)
  • and all points inbetween!

Hospitals

  • Stanford Valley Care (Pleasanton)
  • John Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek)
  • Kaiser Medical Center (San Leandro, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Antioch, Modesto, South Sacramento)
  • Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center (Modesto)
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (Tracy)
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center (Antioch)
  • Doctors Medical Center (Manteca, Modesto)
  • Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley)
  • Highland (Oakland)
  • Alta Bates (Berkeley)
  • Mt. Rose Hospital (Hayward)
  • Washington Hospital (Fremont)
  • San Ramon Regional (San Ramon)
  • San Joaquin General (French Camp)
  • Adventist Health Lodi Memorial (Lodi)
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Martinez)
  • St. Joseph's Hospital (Stockton)