Meet the Doulas

Join new and expectant parents to learn about the benefits of birth and postpartum doula services.

  • Receive an overview of what doulas do
  • Learn the benefits of doula services
  • Understand how dads/partners and doulas work together
  • Discover how to find the right doula for you

Birth and postpartum doulas will be available to answer your questions.

Time will also be provided for parents to meet individual doulas in brief ‘get acquainted’ interviews.

Eleven studies* show the benefits of working with a birth or postpartum doula include:

  • Shorter labor lengths
  • Reduction in Requests for epidural
  • Decreased use of forceps or vacuum
  • Increased confidence in husband or partner
  • Reduction in cesarean rates
  • Higher breastfeeding success rates
  • More opportunity to spend time bonding with baby
  • Easier transition into parenthood

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

~ Dr. John H. Kennell, pediatrician, author and ‘father’ of the modern doula movement

Locations and Dates: $15.00-$25.00 fee

Blossom Birth Services

505 Barron Ave
Palo Alto Ca 94306
(650) 321-2326
www.blossombirth.org
Meets on the last Sunday of the month: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month: 7:00-9:00pm
Fee $15.00
 
South Bay Homebirth Collective
 
967 W Hedding St Ste 110
San Jose, Ca. 95126
www.southbayhomebirthcollective.com
Meets on the 1st Saturday of the month: 10:00-12:00pm
Fee $15.00
 
Tiny Tots
 
138 Railway Ave
Campbell, Ca 95008
(408) 866-2900
http://tinytots.com/events/
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee $15.00
 
Harmony Birth Resources
621 E. Campbell Avenue, Suite 14
Campbell CA 95008
http://www.harmonymama.com
The Doula Spotlight
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month: 11:45am-1:15pm
*Fee $25

BABI (Bay Area Birth Information), Blossom Birth Services, and South Bay Homebirth Collective, offer Meet the Doulas as a community service and do not endorse any particular doula.

For summary study details, go here: http://www.dona.org/PDF/BDPositionPaper.pdf

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