Postpartum Doula Services

Informed Birth Choices offers postpartum doula services for mothers-to-be in Maryland and D.C. Our doulas are all trained though DONA International. With many doulas to choose from, IBC has a doula to fit every need.  Hiring a postpartum doula allows mothers to be supported in a variety of ways that help to ease the transition to parenthood.  

Cost for services:

Daytime: $150 + $25/hr

Nighttime: $150 + $35/hr

What you can expect when you hire an IBC Postpartum Doula:

  • An initial, no cost, consultation to discuss your post-birth expectations
  • Parents can opt for a comprehensive prenatal visit to discuss post-birth plans and cover personal preferences
  • On-call period to begin services two weeks prior to your due date
  • Flexible packages for services based on clients needs
  • Phone/email support offered from birth until the conclusion of contracted services
  • Postpartum doula support includes: non-medical physical, emotional, and informational support, help with self-care recovery, postpartum comfort measures, infant care, parenting information, assistance with learning to feed and care for baby.
  • Additionally postpartum doula support can include preparing simple meals, getting frequent drinks, light household organization, and running errands.
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Meet the Doulas

 
  • I've had the privilege of working with the doulas of Informed Birth Choices for a few years now and have recently decided to become a postpartum doula. I am excited to have the opportunity to help families adjust to their new roles as mothers, fathers, siblings, and even grandparents, as a postpartum doula. Some of my biggest strengths are being good at organization and being able to listen, both of which will come in handy while helping my new families. In my downtime, I love to spend time with my family, read, and knit and crochet.

    We had an amazing experience with Annie! She helped with positioning, reminded me to breath, supported me through the contractions, and guided my husband as he helped ease my back labor. ~J.Z.

  • Being a postpartum doula is important to me because when I became a new mom, I didn't have the support and information to feel comfortable in my new role as a mother. Making the transition into parenthood is often very challenging. I love to support and watch new mothers and fathers succeed at making that transition . Being a postpartum doula allows me to be a sympathetic ear and also a practical helper. With my background in lactation counseling, I am also able to provide support and research based information on breastfeeding. In addition to working as a doula, I am a mom of two boys, love being outside, and crafting.

    We had an amazing experience with Annie! She helped with positioning, reminded me to breath, supported me through the contractions, and guided my husband as he helped ease my back labor. ~J.Z.

  • My experience as a birth doula and mother of two has shown me the importance of postpartum support. The transition to motherhood is such an exciting and busy time and having support to empower the family makes all the difference. My goal is to nurture the family and encourage parents to develop their own rhythms with a new baby at home.

    Christina was amazing, and we are so grateful to have had her support! I truly believe she is the reason we consider ourselves to have had such a positive first-time birth experience. ~R.C.

  • It wasn't until after the birth of my own children that I understood how important postpartum care really is. I love the families I work with as a birth doula and I am so happy to be able to offer more to my clients. Having someone available that is caring, helpful, and educated in the postpartum period is invaluable.

    Lauren was very supportive and I really appreciated her words of encouragement. She had a very can-do attitude and I feel like that rubbed off on me. Before coming into the hospital I felt like I couldn't do it and I would need some pain meds... Those thoughts were chased away when Lauren came in the room and helped me through the tough contractions. ~ M.B.

  • Before being trained as a doula, I found myself fortunate enough to be surrounded by expectant and new parents through my career. Hearing each individual story and getting to share this exciting time in their lives has impassioned me to help and inspired me to become a postpartum doula. I am thankful for the opportunity to offer support to new moms and their families during this important transitional phase into parenthood. In addition to working as a doula, I have a full-time job in marketing that has allowed me to work closely with various birth and postpartum supporters, and I have loved every minute working with them. In my free time I enjoy reading, baking, Pilates and nature walks.

    Hearing each (parent's) individual story and getting to share this exciting time in their lives has impassioned me to help and inspired me to become a postpartum doula!