Alameda Birthkeepers is a community of Alameda-resident doulas committed to offering birth and postpartum support to local families.  Each member of the Alameda Birthkeepers is a professionally trained doula and is actively working within the community.  We offer a range of services, specialties, and experience to ensure that each family seeking support can find the right doula.  Each doula of Alameda Birthkeepers has a private practice and offers individual in-person consultations.  If you are interested in meeting with a doula, please contact them directly to learn more about their service and to set up a consultation.


What is a doula?

A doula is a non-medical birth professional who offers physical, emotional, and informational support.  


Birth Doula 

A birth doula will work with your family before and during childbirth. A birth doula will help you plan for your labor and will be present during labor offering emotional, physical, and informational support throughout.  A birth doula adds to your birth team by giving objective and experienced support that focuses on you and your partner.  


Postpartum Doula

A postpartum doula will work with your family after your baby has been born. A postpartum doula will assist with/offer evidence-based information about birth recovery, breastfeeding, and basic newborn and birth-parent care.  A postpartum doula will also offer emotional support through the postpartum transition and will help with basic household tasks.

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