Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center is proud to partner with many doulas in our community. Read on for some suggestions, or bring your own!
Virtual doula teas are back!
What is a doula?
Doula (pronounced “doo-luh”) is a trained and experienced birth companion who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the birthing person before, during, and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. This support is extended beyond the birthing person to provide the support person(s) with information and emotional support.
A doula does not provide medical care, but is a wonderful addition to your birth team. The presence of a doula has been shown to shorten labor, reduce pain, dramatically reduce the need for interventions such as epidurals and c-sections, increase satisfaction with the experience and deepen bonding with the new baby.
How can I get a doula?
There are several other doulas and doula collectives we love to refer our clients to:
Ember Birth Services is dedicated to providing professional, reliable and compassionate care during pregnancy and the postpartum period. They are a community-centered practice with many local resources. Their doulas are experienced in attending births and caring for postpartum families in and around Albuquerque. They respect and serve all birthing preferences and offer a variety of services. Founders Angelique Steadman and Sarah Allen care deeply about providing support for women who cannot afford the cost of what, at this point in time, is currently only available to middle-class predominantly white families, and thus started a scholarship fund that is built into the cost of each service provided. They also provide culturally-competent support, and highlight the practices of different cultures, traditions, and inclusivity, while recognizing the effects of systemic racism.
ABQ Doulas and Birth Services recognizes that every birth is unique to the family experiencing it. ABQ Doulas support a peaceful, informed, and positive journey. They provide exceptional care to help you experience a birth completely suited to you and your family. Every parent should have an atmosphere of peace and love in which to deliver their child. They are here to offer non-judgmental support you as you make informed choices about your birth, whether you are planning an unmedicated birth, an induction, a birth with an epidural, a water birth, a VBAC, or a cesarean birth. They also provide placenta encapsulation, lactation support and postpartum care.
Please note: For pricing information please contact via the links above.