What do we do?

The Community Doula Birth Program is dedicated to the belief that all pregnant people deserve the care of a doula, regardless of income.

We are currently focused on providing services to pregnant people and their families who live in the Greater Portland area in Maine, but may be able to connect you with a doula if you plan to birth at a hospital outside of Portland.

Although our main goal is to support pregnant people who are either refugees, immigrants, homeless, on MaineCare or are experiencing any financial hardship, we offer doula services to everyone who wants one.

What’s Next?

Please follow this link to sign-up

  • Once you have completed this form, you can expect to hear back within a few days.

  • Once a doula has been matched, we will set up a meet & greet for you and the doula. This typically lasts 1 hour and is a time to ask questions, get to know one another, and see if you are a good fit.

  • You will then have 2 prenatal visits, lasting 1 hour each before you are due

  • Continuous labor support, including phone and in-home support

  • Assistance with feeding immediately after birth, and at postpartum visit

  • 1 postpartum visit with your doula

What is a Doula?

A doula provides physical, emotional, and educational support to both the pregnant person and their partner. They work with a family prenatally to prepare for the birth, stay for the duration of the labor (whether be at home, in a birthing center, or at a hospital) and assist with the postpartum adjustment. Doulas encourage, normalize, massage, coach and act as a living resource guide. They bear witness to the amazing transformation that birth is.

She was such a huge support. She helped me to feel normal during an induction. She kept my husband from panicking and helped assist me. She was calm and helped me focus when things got really intense.
— Anonymous