Barbara Heid Doula Services

I  am a DONA International certified Birth and Postpartum Doula.

I have the privilege and great joy of providing nurturing support to women and families

before, during, and after childbirth as well as throughout the postpartum "fourth trimester". 

My mission is to help a woman and her partner achieve the most gratifying birth and postpartum experience possible, encouraging a more confident and joyful beginning for their growing family.

Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are profound life experiences that deserve unconditional support, compassion, reverence, and respect.  I believe these experiences profoundly affect women, babies, fathers, and families ... and they have important and long lasting effects on our society.

Thank you for considering me as your doula. I am very honored.

       What is a Doula?

The word " doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "woman caregiver".

A Birth Doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother and her partner before, during, and just after childbirth.

A Postpartum Doula provides practical support as well as nurturing guidance to a family with a newborn. 

 serving Bucks and Montgomery counties (PA) & Hunterdon and Mercer counties (NJ), as well as many neighboring towns since 1999 

Benefits of Doula Support:

 *Research and clinical studies show that when a Doula attends a birth:

  • labors tend to be shorter with fewer complications 
  • there is a decreased need for pain medication
  • there are less medical interventions 
  • a mother has more positive feelings about her childbirth experience

*Parents who receive support from a Postpartum Doula:

  • have greater self~confidence

  • feel more secure and cared for
  • have greater breastfeeding success
  • have fewer emotional challenges following birth
  • are more successful in adapting to their new family dynamics

( * information from DONA International)