Welcome!


Who We Are

Our Mission Statement: Ann Arbor Doulas support women and their families in a nonjudgmental way as they make their journey into parenthood. 

Congratulations on this exciting time in your life! At Ann Arbor Doulas, we offer birth and postpartum doula services. Additionally, we offer personalized home visits with our postpartum doulas. We work in the Ann Arbor area and its surrounding communities. For full descriptions of our services and classes, click here>> 

Each of our doulas subscribe to a like-minded philosophy of supporting birth and the new family. We believe deeply in supporting all women; we affirm the profound and personal experiences of birth and parenting, and we joyfully work with families who have widely different birth plans, philosophies, and approaches to parenting.

We encourage you to visit each of our pages to learn more about who we are. Our initial interview meetings are always free and offer an opportunity for everyone to meet and decide if we are a great fit. There is no obligation to sign a contract during this meeting.  To meet the doulas, click here>>



Why Hire a Birth or Postpartum Doula?

FAQ about Birth Doulas
From DONA International 

From DONA International

Effects on Birth Outcomes:
  • Labors are shorter.
  • There are fewer complications.
  • Cesarean rates are reduced.
  • Women request less pain medication and epidurals.
Effects on the Mother:
  • Greater satisfaction with their birth experience.
  • More positive assessments of their babies.
Effects on the Baby:
  • Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries.
  • Babies breastfeed more easily.
  • Mothers are more affectionate to their babies postpartum.
To read "10 Questions to Ask a Doula" by Penny Simkin, or learn more about interviewing a doula, click here>>

Looking for more? Check out our extensive resource page. We have gathered many websites, community services and groups we feel best fit our philosophy. A list of Board Certified Lactation Consultants is also provided. Click here to begin>>
Join Our Group

Ann Arbor Doulas, LLC, is seeking experienced birth and postpartum doulas to join our group.  There are many benefits to your membership in Ann Arbor Doulas: we provide a community of support, backup coverage, documents, and a web presence while you remain self-employed and independent.  If you are interested, please contact us at info@annarbordoulas.com to set up an interview.


The Birth Survey

The Birth Survey project is a grassroots organization that offers access and information on local Maternity Care Providers and Facilities. If you have already given birth, take the survey and let other mothers benefit from your experience.  

http://thebirthsurvey.com/index.html

To learn more about The Birth Survey 
project, click here