Birth Doula Care
What is a Jamaa Birth Village Doula?
The Jamaa Birth Village Doula Team includes highly trained, skilled childbirth professionals who are experts in culturally-led maternity care. Our Doulas provide emotional and physical support, educational and advocacy guidance, and supported navigation through the entire childbirth process. They work together with our midwifery team or your current provider to provide continuous maternal care.
We support all pregnancies, both medicated and unmedicated, and both in the hospital and outside of the hospital. Jamaa Birth Village offers extensive access to additional Doula support outside of our core Doula team through our initiative, the St. Louis Doulas of Color Collective, if you'd like to interview additonal doulas as apart of the Doula selection process.
How can our doulas improve your pregnancy and birth outcomes?
Jamaa Birth Doulas are committed to improving birth outcomes for expecting families. "Studies suggest that increased access to doula care can improve a range of health outcomes for mothers and babies, lower healthcare costs, reduce c-sections (cesarean sections), decrease maternal anxiety and depression, and help improve communication between low-income, racially/ethnically diverse pregnant women and their health care providers." (March of Dimes, 2019)
Want doula care? Here's how it works:
Doula care is available on a sliding scale or pro-bono for low-income families. To determine Doula care costs and to begin Doula care, please book a Doula consultation below.