An Enhanced Level of Labor Support
The Doula Program at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is another example of why Sharp Mary Birch is the destination of choice for maternity services in San Diego.
Doulas provide continuous, one-on-one labor support alongside the rest of the care team. For many women, doula-supported labors result in reduced use of intravenous pain medication and a decreased need for epidurals.
Each Sharp Mary Birch doula has received special training from DONA International — the oldest, largest and most-respected doula association in the world. In addition, each doula has undergone an extensive interview process and background check, so you can be confident that the doula you choose is knowledgeable, professional and well-prepared.
Services provided by your Sharp Mary Birch doula will include:
- A meeting with your doula prior to delivery to discuss your needs and birth plan
- One-on-one support through your labor and delivery at Sharp Mary Birch
- A follow-up meeting after your baby is born
The $900 fee for doula services will be billed directly to you and is not typically covered by insurance. This fee includes a meeting with your doula prior to your birth to discuss your needs and birth plan, as well as support through your labor and delivery at Sharp Mary Birch and a follow-up meeting after your baby is born.
Doulas not affiliated with Sharp Mary Birch continue to be welcome as part of an expectant mother’s labor and delivery. This program helps to take the work out of researching, interviewing and hiring qualified doulas and acquainting them with hospital staff and procedures.
Sharp Mary Birch also offers all-private rooms and a nursing staff specially trained in natural birthing techniques to help you be confident and comfortable when you arrive at the hospital to give birth.
For More Information
To learn more about the Sharp Mary Birch Doula Program, call 858-939-4148 and meet the Sharp Mary Birch doulas. To learn more Sharp Mary Birch's programs and services, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or send us an email.