Doula Services San Diego

About Postpartum Doulas and Lactation Counselors

The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves”.  It now means a woman who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother and family before, during, and after birth. A Postpartum Doula assists women and their families in their home with their newborn babies during the postpartum period (first three months).

A Certified Lactation Counselor has successfully completed the 45 hour Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Lactation Counselor Program and has passed an examination given by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. She has demonstrated the skills required to provide evidence-based counseling for pregnant, lactating and breastfeeding women.

A Certified Educator of Infant Massage has completed training and certification through Infant Massage USA and passed an examination in order to hold courses in infant massage.




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