Birth Partners is a program that supports babies in having the very best start in life through a healthy nurturing pregnancy, labor and delivery in a strong family system. Services are provided in small and large group settings or one-on-one in the privacy of your home, by skilled, experienced doulas and Lactation Educators who are trained in the physiological and emotional issues of pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, postpartum and early infant care issues. Our doulas are also resource specialists, able to assist you in finding additional sources of information or support to help you meet your family's goals.
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." — Dr. John H. Kennell
Individualized Pre– and Post-Natal Information and Resources
Labor and Delivery Support
Evidence Based Information, Guidance and Practice
24 Hour Phone Access
Home and Hospital Based Breastfeeding Support
Childbirth Education Classes
Mystery Baby Showers
Resources (such as baby clothes, toys, and blankets)
Workshops on Breastfeeding, Infant-Toddler Sign Language, Bonding and Attachment, and more
Connections with individuals and organizations to extend family support
Sliding Scale Available
Services Free for Qualifying Families
Susie Wilson, Doula, (CD , CLEC)
Doula, Lactation Educator, Infant/Toddler Specialist
Joanna DeShazer, ASL and Infant Sign Interpreter, Trainer
Alicia Carmichael, Student Doula, Mother of six.
Birth Partners represents nearly 40 years of experience helping women bring their babies into the world. Birth Partners believes that nurturing support for mothers leads to enhanced bonding and loving, responsive parenting for infants, and increases physical, emotional and mental health for the entire family.