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Mother and Daughter

Our Doula Collective

About Us

At DOYA, our mission is to provide caring and inclusive support to birthing people and their families. We recognize that the journey to parenthood can be unpredictable and full of challenges, but we are here to provide support every step of the way. We believe that everyone deserves access to care, regardless of their background or financial situation. We collaborate with community partners to create a network of resources that supports our clients throughout their unique experience. Reach out today to learn more about how we can support you.

Mommy and Baby by the Beach

Types of Doulas..

Doula Support during Pregnancy

Doulas are trained professionals who provide support and guidance during various life transitions. There are many types of doulas; birth doulas, postpartum doulas, end-of-life (bereavement) doulas, lactation doulas, and (our personal favorite) full-spectrum doulas.

. Full-spectrum doulas:

  • Provide support that's similar to birth and postpartum doulas.

  • Offer informational and emotional support to families and individuals across various circumstances, including abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth.

  • Provide education on maternal health and wellness, perinatal nutrition, and lactation.

  • Provide pregnancy support for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, including individuals and families who wish to conceive a child or adopt.


 

Water Birth

A Birth Doula...

A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to parents before, during, and after childbirth. Doulas are not medical professionals, but they work alongside healthcare providers to support families.

A doula can provide a range of service. Our doula's offer: childbirth education, birth plan preparation, in-person and virtual visits where your concerns are heard and addressed, self-advocacy coaching, non-medical comfort measures and companionship during labor and delivery. Each doula hosts an extensive library of knowledge and valuable skills.

More Doulas

A Postpartum Doula..

Postpartum doulas provide assist you in the first few weeks or months after you've had your baby. In addition to offering emotional support to help you adjust to life with an infant, postpartum doulas:

  • Help with housework.

  • Help take care of the baby.

  • Help with proper breastfeeding techniques.

  • Advise you and the other caregivers in the household on how to care for the new baby.

  • Coordinate household responsibilities and divvy tasks among family members.

A postpartum doula's role overlaps with other trained caregivers, including maternity nurses, newborn care specialists and lactation consultants.

End-of-Life Doula..

End-of-life doulas care for a person in the days leading up to their death and assist with their passing. Our doulas also offer support services and care for families experiencing loss or grief associated with pregnancy and birth. End-of-life doulas:

  • Ensure that you're comfortably positioned in bed, keep your bedroom tidy, etc.

  • Provide companionship and emotional support to help you transition.

Lactation Doula..

Lactation Doulas provide support and guidance to mothers who are breastfeeding their babies. They are trained to help mothers overcome common breastfeeding challenges such as:

  • latching difficulties

  • low milk supply

  • sore nipples

  • education on the benefits of breastfeeding

  • proper breastfeeding techniques

  • proper milk storage education

  • how to maintain a healthy milk supply

Many lactation doulas also offer additional services such as support groups and IBCLC referrals.

Our Partners

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