Community Doula Support Program

Offering individualized physical, emotional, and educational support throughout pregnancy, birth, and up to 12 months postpartum.

The Community Doula Support Program supports pregnant and postpartum parents, with a focus on those parents with a history of substance use disorder.

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What is a doula? A doula is a trained professional who provides non-clinical (and non-judgmental!)  support during your pregnancy, your labor, and delivery, and in the postpartum period—up to a whole year!

Doula support is provided at no cost to you. Services with your doula are voluntary.

Families we serve
  • Pregnant or postpartum parents with a history of or current substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder.
  • Pregnant or postpartum parents involved with the child welfare system, criminal legal system, who have complex medical needs, are experiencing housing insecurity, or other crises that require extended postpartum support.
  • Reach out through the Community Doula Support Program referral form.
Benefits of Doula Support
  • Increased positive overall labor and delivery experiences.
  • Assistance identifying supportive paths to care for and manage recovery from substance use while parenting.
  • Connection to community resources and referrals to other programs and services.
  • Accompaniment to medical/other appointments for you and baby.
  • Advocacy with healthcare providers, ensuring you are clear about what is happening and coming up with questions to ask.
  • Help to design a birth plan that works for you.
Doula Support includes
  • Continuous support throughout labor and delivery.
  • Lactation support and education
  • NICU/Intensive Care Nursery support if your baby is admitted.
  • Support and Advocacy for families who are DHS involved. Support in working towards reunification in the event of separation of the child.
  • Monthly diapers, wipes and other supplies for your baby.
  • Monthly virtual support group for all parents in the Community Doula Support Program ($25 gift card provided for attending).

Get in touch

Amirah Grasty
Community Doula Support Program Coordinator
Phone: 215-685-5246

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