Pregnancy, birth, and life with a newborn are times of great change for women and their families. Most women think deeply about birth and motherhood, and they hope for healthy, peaceful, and satisfying experiences. Good news! With the right support those dreams can come true!
“Doula” is a Greek word which has evolved to mean “woman caregiver”. Since time began, women have helped each other in birth and new motherhood, and today’s doula profession was unexpectedly born out of research on parent-infant bonding conducted by Drs. Klaus and Kennell in the late 1970’s. They are founders of Doulas of North America (now DONA International) along with Penny Simkin and other birth professionals.
Trained and skilled in promoting normal birth and postpartum adjustments, Birth Doulas provide non-medical, physical, emotional, and informational support to women during late pregnancy, labor, and birth. Postpartum Doulas provide education, practical help, and guidance to families during a newborn’s first weeks of life. Research has proven that doulas enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of women, babies, and families.
Seacoast Doula Group is a network of independent birth and postpartum doulas devoted to serving the unique needs of their clients. We are separate business entities having joyfully served hundreds of satisfied families in the seacoast towns of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts for 12 years. Susan Remillard, a postpartum doula, and Liz Gaudette, a birth doula, are original founding members of Seacoast Doula Group certified by DONA International, and today they serve as Co-Leaders. Collectively, Susan and Liz are grateful to have over 30 years of doula support experience. See www.dona.org and www.childbirthconnection.org for important research confirming the benefits of doula support.
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Memories around birth will last a lifetime.
We will help you to create beautiful memories.
Best to begin your doula search by the 4th month of pregnancy.
We’re ready to help even if you’re in the last weeks of your pregnancy.
Interviews are always free.