Who are Birthways’ Labor Support Doulas?

All senior doulas have received their initial training from a national certifying agency such as DONA or toLabor. At Birthways, we consider this the very beginning of doula training and education.

Our providers have also participated in at least one full series of advanced trainings. Classes include:

  • Handling Emergencies
  • Common Complications Series
  • The First Breastfeed: Protecting Innate Newborn Reflexes; and
  • The Meaning of Advocacy

Our doulas possess additional certifications, such as Hypnobirthing, Massage, Acupressure, Spinning Babies, Midwifery or medical degrees and licensure, and more.

Our senior doulas have a broad experience and wisdom to support:
• first time mothers
• women who have previously given birth
• women with vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC)
• home births
• hospital births
• common (and not-so-common) complications.

We knowledgeably support women with complex health histories, prior injuries or muscular-skeletal anomalies or weaknesses, and will work with physical therapists or other health care teams to support and protect your body during childbirth.