About Us

Since our inception in the Greater Boston area in 2002 Birthing Gently has been committed to supporting families through their labor and birth, and assisting them as they transition into early parenthood.  Through our expansion we are now offering services in NYC and New Orleans. The services we offer are provided by trained, experienced, professional doulas.

Our belief is that every family should have a satisfying birth experience.  Whether you are planning a home birth, water birth, hospital birth or scheduled cesarean section, Birthing Gently will provide you with the judgment free, evidence-based educational, physical and emotional support that you deserve! Birthing Gently is known for its specialization and support with high risk patients.

During the past couple years, Birthing Gently has been in the forefront of supporting “Family Centered Cesarean Birth,” particularly in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Our postpartum doulas provide support and education around care of a newborn, breastfeeding, self-care, coping skills and household management; making for an easier transition from hospital to home.

We have number of doulas available within the Birthing Gently practice.   We would be happy to match you with one of our doulas, who we feel would best meet your needs.  Or if you prefer you can read the profiles of our doulas on this website and let us know who you would like to interview.

We look forward to providing you and your family outstanding, professional doula support!

At Birthing Gently, we also believe that knowledge is power, and education is the key to that knowledge.  Therefore we are happy to provide childbirth education classes, newborn care classes and breastfeeding classes in the privacy of your own home.  Due to the personal nature of the classes, we are able to tailor them to meet your specific needs.

Birthing Gently also provides professional education in the form of DONA International Birth Doula Workshops, Breastfeeding Workshops for Professionals and Seminars in Postpartum Care.  Please see our Professional Education page for more details.