We Want To Be Your Birth Team...

We are here to serve all your prenatal, birth, and postpartum needs!

At the GGDA we offer professional doulas that will work together with you to make your experience something you will always remember.

When you chose to become part of the GGDA Family, you will receive the following exclusive offers with your

Birth and/or Postpartum Package:

  • Complimentary monthly workshops to prepare you for your birth and arrival of your newborn

  • Discounted Maternity/Newborn Photography at the GGDA Center

  • Discounted Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Sessions at the GGDA Yoga Studio

  • Access to our Doula Center located in the Heart of San Francisco (Lower Haight) to meet with your doulas or other expecting parents.

  • Super Bill/Invoice for your services to submit to your insurance company 

  • Access to an online Birth Planning Program Motherboard Birth  (optional)

Did you know?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Recommends Doula Support!

Read this article on Birth Doula Support:

ACOG recognizes that doulas are one of the most effective tools to reduce cesareans.

Read this article on Postpartum Doula Support:

ACOG recognizes that emotional and physical complications are more likely to arise and remain when adequate support is not available postpartum. 

Labor Support Services

BEFORE

  • Your doula will meet with you and your partner for an initial consult and answer all your questions to determine if we are a good fit.

  • Your doula will meet with you for 2 prenatal sessions to discuss your feelings, hopes, and intention in regard to your upcoming delivery.

  • Once you have retained GGDA, we will immediately be on call for you. Even if you give birth before you are full term.

  • You and your partner can attend monthly workshops to prepare for your birth and postpartum period.

  • Your doula is available to answer questions or help you with concerns by phone or by email.

  • Your doula will offer advice on reading material and childbirth birth classes and upcoming events in your area.

  • Your doula can assist you in creating your birth plan.

DURING

  • Your doula can meet you at your home for laboring prior to moving to a birth center or hospital.

  • GGDA doulas will provide expert coping techniques using breathing and relaxation techniques, visualization, massage, pressure point and counter pressure, use of TENS unit, productive positional changes, encourage beneficial movements and facilitate continuous support throughout labor.

  • Your doula will remain with you after you give birth to help with your golden hour and initial breastfeeding experience

AFTER

  • Your attending birth doula will visit you in home, after delivery, to answer postpartum questions and to reflect on your birth experience.

  • You will have the option of additional lactation help from our Board Certified Lactation Consultant in your home for additional visits.

$2150 for Birth Doula Package

Postpartum Support Services

BEFORE

  • Your doula will meet with you before your baby arrives to help organize your nursery and go over any last minute needs or questions.

  • Once you have retained a GGDA Postpartum Doula, you can reach out for advice or questions regarding postpartum recovery or newborn needs.

  • You and your partner can attend monthly workshops to prepare for your birth and postpartum period.

  • Your doula will be available to you after you leave the hospital or as needed

AFTER

  • Your doula will help with baby care, basic breastfeeding, and healthy sleep practices.

  • Your doula can offer referrals if needed for physical recovery

  • She will help you establish healthy habits and routines for your baby

  • Your doula will help you get that much needed sleep to help you enjoy your postpartum period

  • She can assist you with sitz baths to help heal your body after giving birth 

  • She will help wash bottles, breast pump equipment, and baby's laundry 

  • She can help with errands and dog walking

  • She will teach you how to use your breast pump and help establish a breast pumping routine

  • She will assist in building healthy attachment to mom and dad

  • She will help moms prepare for returning to work 

  • She will help offer referrals as needed to help with the transition into parenthood

  • You will have the option of additional lactation help from our Board Certified Lactation Consultant in your home for additional visits.

$50 per hour for day support

(4 hour minimum)

$48 per hour for night support

(8 hour minimum) 

(add $5 per hour for twin families)

Additional Add on Services

Placenta Encapsulation Services

Happy Pill Package : $275

  • Placenta Pick up

  • Umbilical Cord Keepsake 

Complimentary Extras

  • Dosage Instructions 

  • Email/Phone Support for questions about capsules

Premium Package : $300

  • Placenta pickup

  • Umbilical cord keepsake

  • Photo/print of Placenta

  • Herbal Postpartum Tea (2-3 week supply)

Complimentary Extras

  • Dosage Instructions

  • Email/Phone Support for capsules/herbs

Ala Carte:

  • Herbal Sitz Bath (1 wk supply) $25.00

  • Herbal Postpartum Tea $25.00

  • Placenta Tincture with capsules $50.00

  • Placenta Tincture without capsules $100.00

This service will be done by a placenta encapsulation specialist.  You will need to reserve your space and sign a contract with the GGDA before giving birth.

Postpartum Add On Visit

Welcome Home Visit : $185

​This is a 3 hour visit to help with:

  • Transitioning from hospital/birth center 

  • Baby's first bath

  • How to care for the Umbilical Cord 

  • Swaddling Tips with your baby

  • Diapering Tips with your baby

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Postpartum Sitz Baths/Padsicle Prep

  • Baby Wearing Tips

  • Unpacking Hospital Bags

This visit can be done by a birth or postpartum doula.  1-3 visits are recommended in the first week home from the hospital.

Prenatal or Postpartum Add On Visit

In Home Baby PrepVisit : $185

​This is a 3 hour visit to help with:

  • Organizing your nursery

  • Swaddling practice

  • Diapering tips and setting up diaper station

  • Wash and sterilize bottles and pumping equipment

  • Helping set up a postpartum plan

  • Basic baby safety tips: how to take a temp, ways to reduce gas and reflux, sleep safety tips

This visit will be done by a postpartum doula.  1 visit is recommended towards the end of your pregnancy (35/36 weeks).

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