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The GGDA Doulas offer you a complete circle of care 

When you choose to work with a GGDA Doula you become part of our family. 

 Labor Support Service:

  • Free Monthly Workshops-  each month the GGDA hosts a gathering with our clients to help them prepare for their baby's arrival.  We discuss important prenatal and postpartum topics.  Some of those topics include: Newborn Care Essentials, Comfort Techniques During Labor, Baby Wearing Class, Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga, Medications Offered at Hospitals and much more! This is a free monthly class offered ONLY to our clients. Click here for upcoming events

  • Mother's Brunch- The Doulas at GGDA host a monthly brunch on the first Tuesday of each month.  It's a casual way to get to know the doulas in the practice and to meet other new moms or mom-to-be friends. 

  • Dad's Group- We offer a support group for new dads, experienced dads, and dads-to-be.  It's a great way to support and connect to other dads in the area. 

  • Immediate On Call- A doula who will go on call for you as soon as you sign a contract. No need to worry if you go into labor early or past your due date.

  • 2 prenatal visits-  First prenatal we will go over your ideas for your labor, pain management, and assist you with developing a practical birth plan. The second prenatal will be at your home where we will explore a plan for early labor, make sure your bags are packed, practice comfort techniques, and go over any last minute details. 

  • Professional Information- email and telephone support during your pregnancy and early stages labor to help answer questions, offer support and guidance.

  • During Labor-   Doula helps guide you and your partner through all stages of labor.  How to feel safe and cope with early labor, pain management during active labor and stay with you until you meet your baby.

  • Expert Pain Coping Techniques-  our non-medical techniques include acupressure, positioning, aromatherapy, hot/cold therapy, massage and the use of a professional labor TENS unit (Trans-cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). All of these are safe to use along with the medications given at the hospitals if you chose to have a medicated birth. 

  • Baby's First Feeding Support-   after your baby arrives, your doula will stay with you and help to support you during your "Golden Hour" of skin to skin with your new baby. Your doula can offer guidance and support during the baby's first latch. 

  • Postpartum Follow Up-  this visit is about 1-2  hours long, it can be done in the hospital before you are discharged or in your home before the first 3 weeks. The doula who attended your birth can answer any questions you had and share information about your birth. It's also a great time to answer questions about your baby or breast feeding. ​​

  • Stay Connected-  You can choose to stay connected to our family even after you are finished with your service. "Retired" families can attend our Monthly Mom Lunch, Dad's Support Groups, and all our private social media programs.  Once you become "expert" parents, you can share your knowledge with new/expecting parents!  We only allow non-judgmental support and know the importance of finding other parents in the community to network with.  

 Cost for Labor Support Package is $2150

 Postpartum Support Service:

  • Free Monthly Workshops-  each month the GGDA hosts a gathering with our clients to help them prepare for their baby's arrival.  We discuss important prenatal and postpartum topics.  Some of those topics include: Newborn Care Essentials, Comfort Techniques During Labor, Baby Wearing Class, Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga, Medications Offered at Hospitals and much more! This is a free monthly class offered ONLY to our clients. 

  • Mother's Brunch- The Doulas at GGDA host a monthly brunch on the first Tuesday of each month.  It's a casual way to get to know the doulas in the practice and to meet other new moms or mom-to-be friends. 

  • Dad's Group- We offer a support group for new dads, experienced dads, and dads-to-be.  It's a great way to support and connect to other dads in the area. 

  • Immediate On Call- A doula who will go on call for you as soon as you sign a contract. No need to worry if you go into labor early or past your due date. The doulas back each other up so the can better serve all the GGDA families.

  • Prenatal Nursery Visit- If you sign up prior to your baby's arrival your doula will do a 1 hour visit to make sure your baby's nursery is ready.  It's a great time to ask those last minute questions and get to know your doula a little better before the BIG day.

  • Mom Care- your doula will help your body recover from your recent birth, they are specially trained in cesarean recovery as well as vaginal births. Your doula can help you with perineum Sitz baths, massaging swollen feet/legs, help you to prenatal/pediatric appointments (day doula),  offer resources for postpartum support professionals (pelvic floor therapist, massage, acupuncture, etc)

  •  Lactation Support- The doulas are all experienced in breastfeeding and can help you get off to a good start in your breastfeeding journey. This includes: Establishing a good latch, tips and pointers on how to care for your sensitive nipples, pumping routines, paced bottle feeding, etc. If your breastfeeding needs are beyond their scope of practice, they will help get you set up with a personal IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) to address those special needs 

  • Education- Your doula is available to answer all those "Is this normal?" questions.  They will guide you and provide educational materials on topics like: burping, swaddling, diapering, baby wearing, sleep safety, car seat safety, SIDS risk/prevention, introducing pets to baby, the list goes on and on!!!

  • Light housework and meal prep- The doula can help you with the baby's laundry, wash bottles and breast pump equipment, tidy up the diaper changing station/nursery, walk your dog (day doula), and help prepare meals (you purchase groceries and food prepared in your kitchen).

  • Stay Connected-  You can choose to stay connected to our GGDA family even after you are finished with your service. "Retired" families can attend our Monthly Mom Lunch, Dad's Support Groups, and all our private social media programs.  Once you become "expert" parents, you can share your knowledge with new/expecting parents!  We only allow non-judgmental support and know the importance of finding other parents in the community to network with.  

  • Info about Doulas- All the doulas have current background checks, Vaccines, and CPR Certification. References available upon request. 

 Cost for Postpartum Service: Day Rates = $50.00/hour and Night Rates = $46.00/hour

​   (pricing reflects single baby additional cost for multiples will be provided by your doula)

Office Located at:
678 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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