Healthy Start is now able to provide FREE doula services to all participants. To inquire and opt-in to doula services, contact your case manager or email or at 337-981-2180

A doula or doulo is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a family before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. A doulo is not a medical professional and does not take over the role of the partner.

Healthy Start doula services include:

  • 2 Prenatal sessions to discuss childbirth education and birth planning
  • 3 weeks of 24/7 on-call services beginning at 37 weeks gestation
  • Complete labor, birth and short term postpartum support for birthing person
  • 2 postpartum sessions to support recovery, breastfeeding, mental health 8 much more