Birth Doula Support Services for Planned Hospital Deliveries

 
Birth Doula Support in the Hospital

Everyone deserves a doula. Whether you are nervous about giving birth or excited and intrigued, whether you want to know as much about the process as you can or you want to keep the mystery, the Harmony Doula Group are committed to providing you the best possible care with individualized emotional and physical support.

Relaxation. Reassurance. Guidance.

We will hold your hand, or your partner's hand, or your mom's hand, if that makes your birth a memorable and positive experience for you.

The team at the Harmony Doula Group have supported more than 500 people and families through childbirth.

We are trained in trauma-informed care and harm reduction practices, and most importantly bodywork modalities that include acupressure and pelvic floor balancing for easier, faster, more comfortable labors.

"Having a doula was an unforgettable, wonderful experience. Our experience of labor was calming, exciting, and fun. With each doula, I had a connection and feeling of safety. Having the Harmony Doula Team there made me feel confident, and allowed my partner and family to concentrate on being loving support to me rather then birthing experts." - Amy

It's normal for pregnant people and/or their partner(s) to have feelings of excitement, anxiety, and unease, even those who have already had babies. Our experienced team can guide you though it, asking questions, providing information, making suggestions, and helping you to discover what's important to you.

Less stress, less worry, more confidence, and better outcomes


Our doula support takes a collaborative approach. We listen to your values, hopes, and needs. We work together to support you in a way that you choose, so that you can have the most positive and empowered birth experience.

In the days, weeks, or months before you welcome a baby, the Harmony Doula Group is working to build a strong, connected relationship of trust with you. Whether at home in early labor and in active labor at the hospital, we join your birth care team whenever you need us.

 

Here's what you get with Hospital Birth Doula Services:

The Hospital Birth Doula package is intended for anyone planning a hospital birth who may want preparation and education for themselves and/or their partner about birth, their choices and options in a hospital setting, comfort and relaxation methods, and an expert birth doula team.

Prenatal Support

  • Initial consultation to discuss your birth plans and how we can help
  • Unlimited text, phone, and email support
  • One doula team member designated for your prenatal questions and support
  • Access to our digital lending library of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting resources
  • Welcome and encouraged attendance our group classes: childbirth education classes with relaxation/comfort measures, pelvic floor and bodywork exercises to prepare for birth, partner communication, and birth and postpartum plan counseling, as well as as lactation and newborn parenting education. Private one-on-one classes can be added for an additional fee
  • Handouts and videos on acupressure and other body balancing techniques

Labor & Birth Support

  • The Harmony Doula Team on-call 24/7 starting from 37 weeks
  • Phone, text, and video chat or in-person support during early labor
  • Continous in-person support in labor whenever needed
  • Use of the items in our Doula Tool Kit, such as a TENS unit, rebozos, acupressure, comfort touch massage and body balancing, peanut ball, our house blend aromatherapy massage oils and sitz bath herbs, and more
  • Open and respectful communication with your care providers to ask clarifying questions or to advocate for you in whatever way you request

Postpartum Support

  • Support with initial feeding (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) and early bonding in the first few hours
  • Check-ins on the first day postpartum to discuss newborn and postpartum recovery expectations
  • In-person visit on the third or fourth day postpartum to process the birth, and assist with lactation (if desired)
  • Weekly check-ins from the first through sixth week to make sure you're off to a good start, to discuss and help process your birth experience, to discuss any concerns or worries, and to offer support and guidence
  • Welcome participation in our monthly Postpartum Support Group video chat (Every 1st Saturday from 9am-10am, RSVP required.)
  • Families who want more intensive postpartum support are encouraged to consider virtual or in-person postpartum doula services

Investment: Sliding Scale $2200-3000

  • Because we understand that the needs of birthing people vary according to each person's own experience and desires, we offer a wide variety of packages, services, sliding scale fees, and payment plans. Read more about how our sliding scale works.
 
 

 

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)