Doulas provide services that support maternal health from before conception through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum.
SistasCaring4Sistas doulas provide support before, during, and after labor and delivery to encourage healthy outcomes for mothers and babies. Doula services are available to MAHEC patients regardless of their ability to pay. Priority is given to mothers of color and those with the highest risk who could benefit most from doula services. As we build community capacity, we hope to make our services available to all women who would like them.
Our program is located at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists, but our doulas also work with MAHEC family medicine providers. Doulas attend prenatal visits, when requested, visit clients in their homes, and attend births at the hospital.
Here are just a few of the ways our doulas can support you:
- childbirth education
- attend prenatal visits with you
- assist with birth planning
- provide support during labor and delivery
- provide breastfeeding support
- visit you at home after the baby is born
- help you access medical and community resources
- advocate on your behalf
Women who meet our screening criteria are paired with a doula who will be their primary support person throughout the pregnancy. SistasCaring4Sistas doulas provide coverage for each other during births, so it is possible that another doula will provide you with support from time to time.
All of our doulas do their best to ensure your birth goals are understood and honored by those providing your care.
Call us at 828-620-9828 or 828-216-2606 to learn how our doulas could support you or a friend or family member.