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Disclaimer: As part of this website,, Massachusetts Birth Connections (MBC) provides a listing of birth professionals throughout Massachusetts.  MBC provides this information "as is"; as it is given to MBC by the birth professionals listed.  MBC attempts to deliver only accurate information to its users. MBC assumes no responsibility for and makes no representations with respect to the accuracy of the information.  MBC makes no claim to quality of the services provided and takes no responsibility for the services or products offered by the birth professionals it lists.  We recommend you interview the birth professional and research the products thoroughly to help you find the services and products that best fits you and your family's needs. Any information on MBC is not intended to replace medical advice from your medical team, doctor or midwife. Always check with your medical provider before making changes to your treatment and regarding your specific medical history.  MBC's website,, contains links and references to many third party websites that are not under the control of MBC. These websites do not operate under MBC's privacy policy. We recommend that you visit the privacy policy of all third party websites you visit.

Postpartum Doulas

Research evidence shows that the quality services of a Postpartum Doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a new baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.


A Postpartum Doula provides a family with many services that can include:


  • infant care coaching

  • evidence based techniques for infant soothing

  • sleep strategies for the whole family

  • overnight care

  • self care instruction

  • sibling support/care

  • nursery organization 

  • light household tidying including laundry
















  • baby wearing instruction

  • infant massage

  •  healthy meal preparation

  • simple errands or tasks

  • breastfeeding support

  • screening for postpartum issues such as baby blues or postpartum depression

  • provide referrals for any area of need regarding the postpartum/newborn period

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