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About Us

DC Birth Doulas is a group practice of birth and postpartum doulas providing comprehensive and holistic education, information and support to families across the DC region. Since 2015, we have supported more than 2,000 families with consistent, high-quality care. 


Our clients benefit from the collective experience, wide base of knowledge and continuous training of each doula and educator in our group practice. Our group model ensures that regardless of illness, accident, travel or personal emergencies you are guaranteed the birth or postpartum support you expect. 

 

Our Values

  • Families are formed and grow in beautiful and diverse ways

  • Every family deserves access to quality health care and resources.

  • You are best cared for when each member of your team centers you and your family

  • Birth often unfolds smoothly and safely and that sometimes medical tools are necessary and desired.

  • Families deserve emotional, physical, informational and social support throughout their pregnancy, birth and transition into parenthood.

  • We center our practices, policies, and care around principles of sustainability and equity.

 

Social Justice

As a company we are passionate about reproductive health justice at the individual, community, and policy levels. We train as birth workers on how to advocate for health equity in the classroom, the birthing room, and the postpartum space. We engage with policy makers and community stakeholders to advocate for awareness and broader change in our community. 


We financially support organizations that provide midwifery care, doulas and birth education to under-resourced populations. We also provide generous scholarships for aspiring birth educators from under-resourced communities to our Lamaze Training seminars.


We also believe that social justice begins with us - and how we treat our care providers. We design our service practices and policies with sustainability as a central value. We pay our staff a fair and livable wage, limit our environmental impact, and care for our staff so they can care for you.


We are dedicated to doing our part to help make birth and new parenthood a more just experience for all - one family at a time.