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.


We have two levels of support for Birth Doula Support for Hospital Deliveries: The Basics & The Works

Here's what you get with the Basics Package:

The Basics 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
  • One doula team member designated for your prenatal questions and labor support
  • Access to our digital lending library of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting resources
  • Complimentary online 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
  • Optional lesson in stretches and exercises to facilitate labor and birth, including acupressure and "Spinning Babies (TM)"
  • Birth planning and walk-through session
  • 40-week check-in

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
  • 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-in 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)
  • Optional 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
  • Families who want more intensive postpartum support are encouraged to consider virtual or in-person postpartum doula services

Fee for the Basics Package: $3500

Here's what you get with the Works Package:

The Works Hospital Birth Doula package is intended for anyone planning a hospital birth who may want a higher level of guidance, connection, support, and education through pregnancy and early postpartum. This boutique package follows the prenatal and postpartum meeting frequency of a traditional midwifery model of care, and gives ample time for discussion of pregnancy changes and challenges, and the multifaceted aspects of birth, postpartum, and parenting. Meetings are 1-hr each. This package includes everything offered in the Basics Package, and also:

Prenatal Support

  • Monthly meetings up to 32 weeks, which includes the bodywork session as above and a nutritional assessment if desired
  • The above mentioned birth planning and walk-through session at 34 weeks
  • A postpartum planning session at 36 weeks
  • Weekly meetings from 37 weeks until birth, which includes the 40-week check-in as above

Postpartum Support

  • Two additional lactation support sessions in the first two weeks postpartum

Investment for the Works Package: $5500

Because we understand that the needs of birthing people vary according to each person's own experience and desires, we offer payment plans, as well as a package for those who may need to utilize a sliding scale fee structure.

Ask us about our payment plans and/or how you can use your FSA/HSA, Carrot, Progeny, or other fertility benefits to reimburse you for doula fees.



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!


  • 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)