The Importance Of A Baby Doula (Even During a Pandemic)

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It was recently World Doula Week, and as anxiety mounts for new and expecting mamas during these unpredictable times, the role of a baby doula is more important than ever.

While many hospitals are limiting the number of birth supporters and visitors to combat the spread of COVID-19, local doulas, birth workers, and maternal health professionals are getting creative by offering services online and customizing in-home support for their clients.

To help expecting mothers cope with the uncertainty during these challenging times, we’ve put together a list of baby doulas and parental support services for growing families. In alphabetical order:


Angela Doula Brown, Doula Love’s Creation

  • Services: Registered nurse, doula/hypnodoula, hypnobabies childbirth educator, pregnancy life coach, virtual prenatal doula support.
  • About: “Doula Love’s Creation supports mothers looking for a calmer, more peaceful birth. During this time, she is also hosting daily meditations on her Facebook page called, ‘Building Spiritual Muscle for Pregnancy & Birth During and Beyond COVID19.’”
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April Lovett, Unfold Yoga OC

  • Services: Prenatal and postpartum yoga, pelvic floor education, doula services.
  • About: “Unfold Yoga is Orange County’s only prenatal + postnatal yoga studio. Located in Brea, Unfold offers yoga classes online as well as prenatal and postpartum workshops hosted virtually.”
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Bethany Ewers, Birth by the Sea

  • Services: Birth doula, certified lactation consultant, herbalist.
  • About: “Birth by the Sea provides holistic, expert, and inclusive, care throughout the parenting journey. Whatever kind of birth you are planning: hospital, home, birth center, natural, medicated, or cesarean birth, you will find a personalized support for your experience.”
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Christy Gochez, BabyLove

  • Services: Bradley method childbirth classes, CPR, certified infant massage instructor.
  • About: “Babylove is a family-owned business that strives to help other families have not only a healthy pregnancy, but a joyful birth and parenting journey as well. It is our mission to empower families through education and loving guidance.”
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Denise Vite, Compassionate Wellness

  • Services: Family therapist specializing in postpartum mood disorders and couples therapy.
  • About: “Compassionate Wellness offers bilingual and bicultural family therapy offering culturally sensitive counseling for women ​during pregnancy ​and beyond, couples and families.”
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Jen Ballew, JuJu’Be Doula

  • Services: Virtual birth support, in-home postpartum care and recovery.
  • About: “JuJu’Be Doula provides individualized care, support and guidance that allows you to overcome any obstacle and make any choice from an empowered space of knowing, of understanding and of being within your power.”
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Julie Garin, Laguna Family Doulas

  • Services: Virtual postpartum support sessions, postpartum doula services
  • About: “Laguna Family Doulas provides gentle, unbiased support and evidenced-based birth education for your birth experience.”
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Lauren Foster, Doulas of Orange County

  • Services: Birth and postpartum support, virtual pregnancy coaching, sleep support.
  • About: “Laguna Family Doulas provides gentle, unbiased support and evidenced-based birth education for your experience. In addition to birth and pregnancy services, Laguna Family Doulas offers customized in-home sleep coaching.”
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Melanie Smith, Modern Roots Birth and Mothering

  • Services: Birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation educator counselor, peristeam hydrotherapist, and intuitive mothering coach.
  • About: “Modern Roots Birth and Mothering offers pregnancy, birth and postpartum services for hospital, birth center and home births as well as breastfeeding education and support.”
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Michelle Caswell, Doula, Born to Birth

  • Services: Birth doula, placenta encapsulation, lactation consultant.
  • About: “Born to Birth is flexible and adaptable to the birthing needs of every mother and every environment. Able to service throughout Orange County and the Inland Empire, as well as online and over the phone, Born to Birth supports your right to birth in your own way.”
  • Contact: [email protected]


Nicolle Kasch, Mind Body Baby

  • Services: Birth doula, hypnobirthing, and peaceful pregnancy circles.
  • About: “All offerings come from a deep reverence of the Mind Body connection which we all need now more than ever before. Providing loving support for your childbearing journey, Mind Body Baby is passionate about educating new parents and being there for every little question along the way.”
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Staci Berry, Labor of Love Birth and Postpartum

  • Services: Virtual and traditional baby doula services, postpartum support, lactation consultations, pregnancy classes.
  • About: “Labor of Love offers intimate & personal pregnancy, birth & postpartum services. Since 2013 we have supported over 1000 Orange County families through childbirth classes, birth & postpartum doula & lactation services.”
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Whichever baby doula you choose, we wish you a smooth and beautiful birth journey!

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