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offering resources, support, information & education towards achieving healthy outcomes with positive pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences


  • support with transportation & assistance during pregnancy-related medical & social service appointments 

  • individualized childbirth & newborn care education

  • support with preparing the home for baby and accessing community resourses for needs 

  • facilitation of pre-birth planning & postpartum support plans 

  • developing client-centered birthing goals, CAPTA Family Plans of safe care 

  • provide linkage to community supports and providers 


  • 24/7 on-call supports around estimated due date

  • continuous Labor Doula support (emotional, physical, education & advocacy) throughout active labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period 

  • advocacy of the client’s birth goals, facilitating open communication with medical providers

  • assistance with hospital discharge and transportation home

INTENSIVE POSTPARTUM SUPPORT (IPS) during the initial 6wk period​

  • increased home visits & on-call phone supports

  • Postpartum Doula services 

  • post-birth aftercare & infant education and support 


  • provide parenting education with the use of evidence-based/influenced curricula and practices; modeling & instruction of age-appropriate positive attachment parenting techniques 

  • fostering family and fatherhood engagement 

  • conduct maternal, paternal, infant and child(ren) wellness screenings and with linkage to appropriate providers when indicated

Parenting education is also available for Parents within the DCF reunification process;

  • attendance, support and parenting education provided during child visitation

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Education for Parents & Caregivers

As parents and caregivers, sometimes we need help in understanding our child's needs. Circle of Security International 

provides training that focus on increasing security, attachment and strengthening parent-child relationships. Check out these videos below that can help you to better understand those needs and how to best address them with your child. 

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Check out this article by Rebecca Dekker


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What the evidence based studies have said:

The use of Doula's for Continuous Support During Childbirth:

A 2017 updated Cochrane Review published by, Bohren et al.

The results of 26 trials that included more than 15,000 people were combined. 

With Doula Support:

  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin

  • 28% decrease in the risk of Cesarean

  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience


Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes:                                             

abstract by,  K.GruberS.CupitoC.Dobson, J Perinat Educ. 2013 Winter; 22(1): 49–58.

Birth outcomes of two groups of socially disadvantaged mothers at risk for adverse birth outcomes;  

  1. receiving pre-birth assistance from a certified Doula

  2. representing a sample of birthing mothers who elected to not work with a Doula

All of the mothers were participants in a prenatal health and childbirth education program. Expectant mothers matched with a Doula had better birth outcomes.

Doula-assisted mothers were:

  • four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby 

  • Two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby

  • Significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding

  • Communication with and encouragement from a Doula throughout the pregnancy may have increased the mother’s self-efficacy regarding her ability to impact her own pregnancy outcomes.

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