How We Work

We are a group of experienced, certified birth and postpartum doulas working together to provide expectant families with birth and postpartum doula services. By Your Side Birth Services, LLC  has been serving women in the Washington DC metropolitan area since June, 2009. We provide services to families birthing at Holy Cross Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital and other DC area birthing facilities. Our postpartum doulas provide in home support throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Prior to the birth of your baby we invite you to attend one of our open houses to meet the doulas in our practice, have your questions answered and see if we are a good fit for you and those who will be with you during your labor and birth and once home with your newborn.

Our birth doulas provide continuous, one-to-one support with comfort measures, position changes and informational and emotional support. Your doula will stay with you throughout your birthing experience until a few hours after your baby is born. During that initial post-partum time, she will gladly assist you with initial breastfeeding, if you desire. Please know that the doulas of By Your Side Birth Services, LLC welcome all those whom you choose to participate in your birth experience. We strive to make sure they are included and feel well supported.

The fee for our birth doula program is $1000. Our services include:

  • Warm line and email support throughout your pregnancy and early months of parenthood

  • Continuous labor support, from early labor through the birth of your baby

  • Initial breastfeeding encouragement and support

  • A short story written by your doula to remind your baby of this special day

  • Postpartum follow-up in the early weeks after your birth

The range of services that our postpartum doulas provide depend on your individual family needs on a daily or weekly basis. We recommend more help at the start of the 4th trimester and taper off in the ensuing weeks. Some families have the support of family and friends once home with the baby and may benefit from assistance once family members and friends are no longer able to help.  Postpartum doula services can be contracted separately. 

The goal of By Your Side Birth Services is to help you achieve the goals you set for yourself and a birth experience that is empowering to the whole family.

 

 

Paperwork

These PDF documents are the three required forms needed to use our birth and postpartum doula services.

Birth Doula Services:

Birth Doula Forms


Postpartum Doula Services:
Postpartum Doula Forms

Please print, sign, scan and email the forms to byyoursidebirth@gmail.com. Alternatively, you may submit the form at one of our bi-monthly Open Houses or mail it with payment to the address below.

By Your Side Birth Services, LLC

15602 Twin Valley Court

Silver Spring, MD 20906-1042