A DOULA is a trained birth professional who provides continuous emotional & physical support to birthing individuals during labor, delivery and early postpartum. Doulas are part of the maternity care team and help improve birth outcomes for parents and infants by advocating for the needs and wishes for people while they labor and give birth. Doulas also provide support after the birth and can assist with breastfeeding, newborn care questions, support and resources.
You deserve a doula who understands your needs. Our Community-based doulas come from within the communities we serve and are given training and support from Mama to Mama to meet the unique needs of our clients and their families. Our doulas are for all people, all pregnancies, and all choices.
Doulas are provided at no cost for for low-income families (below 185% FPL) and any family living in the Healthy Start priority zip codes.
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With Doula and childbirth educator, Jenny Claire Hoffmann:
Pregnancy, birth and new baby care will be discussed in a weekly rotation of topics. This is FREE, no pre-registration required and open to the community. Partners and support people are always welcome.
Week 1: Healthy Pregnancy/Healthy Postpartum
Week 2: Birth Basics/Baby Care FAQ
Week 3: Your Best Birth/Feeding Baby
Week 4: Understanding Your Medical Choices/ Baby's Health
Week 5: Birth Plans/ Mom and Baby together
Week 6: Building Your Support Network for Birth and Beyond
All pregnant and parenting participants will receive diapers at each visit.
For more information just post in the Facebook event or message our page.
Each series is kicked off with a Community Baby Shower where we link new and expectant parents with resources & support, friends, and provide a light meal and cake.
Our Community Prenatal Classes and Baby Showers are FREE.
PLEASE CALL Family Health Center to RSVP for Baby Showers: 502-772-8588
Join Mama to Mama for this weekly gathering...
This fun-filled, weekly drop-in play group is open to any caregiver and their infant or young child (3 months-through preschool age). Build positive connections between caregivers and children, relieve stress, and develop body awareness that supports positive learning and growth!
Tuesdays: 10am at Holy Name Catholic Church (2914 S. 3rd St, Louisville, KY)
Thursdays: 10am at Family Health Centers—East Broadway (834 E. Broadway)
Monthly Group (Check Calendar):
Wednesday 11am, Catholic Charities St. Anthony Gym (2234 W. Market)