Doulas are an option for you during labor and delivery. They act as a birth helper and can provide you and your partner physical and emotional support. Here you'll learn more about doulas, how much they cost, what they do, and if hiring one is the right choice for you.

How Much Do Doulas Cost?

Just how much should you spend for doula services? Find out different payment options when hiring a doula.

You Have a Doctor, So Why Get a Doula?

Do you really need a doula? Learn the reasons why a doula may be an essential member to have on your birth team.

A Doula Delivery

Giving birth can be scary and painful, which is why some women are hiring coaches to help.

Birth Stories: Natural Labor

Sarah had an epidural for her first child, but she decided to give birth naturally by having an unmedicated childbirth the second time. Learn more about her story and how the two experiences compared.

How to Choose a Birth Doula

Find the right trained labor coach for your delivery.

Doulas 101: What Is a Doula?

What is a doula and what does she do? Read on to learn about a doula's responsibilities and how to find one to help with your labor and delivery.

Birth Stories: Natural Pain Relief

For her second delivery, Christine decided to use various methods of natural pain relief instead of an epidural. Get her tips on how to give birth drug-free.

Pregnancy Confidential Podcast Week 28: Natural Birth

Find out what's going on in week 28 of your pregnancy on this podcast episode of Pregnancy Confidential.

Birth Stories: Unmedicated Childbirth

Regina was five days past her due date, but she was determined to have her baby naturally. She shares what she did to avoid being induced and make her birth plan become a reality.

Labor & Delivery: Natural Pain Relief

For moms who don't want to have an epidural, there are ways to get relief naturally. Learn about some tried and true methods to ease your pain.

Should You Hire a Postpartum Doula?

Getting much-needed postpartum help is just a phone call away -- even when family is not around the corner.

My Doula Was My Birthing Superpower

For both my births, I had a doula who helped, comforted, and gave me strength.

Celebrities Who Love Doulas

More stars than you may think have hired doulas to be by their side during labor and delivery. Here are just a few of the celebs who have sung praises for their doulas.

Doulas: Not Just for Hippie Moms

Doulas aren't just for holistic, wheatgrass-drinking, and yoga-loving moms anymore. Find out why there has a been a rise in the popularity of doulas through the years.

Could Getting a Doula Save You Money?

Although doula services can be expensive, hiring a doula could actually help prevent labor and delivery complications that have the potential to increase your hospital bill.

Labor & Delivery: Homebirth

Considering a homebirth? This video will help you weigh your options and provide guidance on how to prepare.

How to Prepare for Birth: Top Tips From a Doula

Get some much-needed (and surprising!) pregnancy tips from the ultimate insider: a doula who's worked with celebrity moms.

What Dads Need to Know About Doulas

A doula can help support your partner during your birth and make your baby's arrival a beautiful, memorable experience for the whole family.