Barbara Heid Doula Services

  I am blessed with a wonderful husband, three talented adult sons, and a sweet old dog.   

  My Qualifications

  • Education :

Academy for Socialwork, St.Poelten, Austria 

I am bilingual (English/German).  I lived in Austria for many years.

  • Experience:

1987 - present: Mother

1999 - present: Postpartum Doula

2010 - present: Birth Doula

I have had the privilege and immense joy of supporting 148 birthing families and 280 postpartum families.   (1/1/2018)

I have supported mothers birthing at home, at birth centers  (Lifecycle WomanCare, Valley Birth Place) and at hospitals (Doylestown Hospital, Abington Hospital, Capital Heath -Hopewell NJ, Einstein Montgomery Hospital, Grandview Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital,  Holy Redeemer Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital- Bethlehem and Allentown, Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital).

  • Professional Memberships, Certifications, Trainings, and  Continuing Education:

DONA International* Member since 2000
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Nursing Mothers Advisory Council, 2000

Postpartum Doula Certification, DONA International, 2003
"Baby’s First Massage" Instructor , 2005
Birth Doula Certification, DONA International, 2010

"Touch For Birth" - Advanced Doula Training - Penny Bussell Stansfield - November 2011

"Creating Space: Pelvic Bodywork, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Rebozo"-B. McCollom - April 2013
"Spinning Babies Workshop" - Gail Tully -  May 2013

"Comfort Techniques for Midwives and Doulas" - Debra Pascali Bonaro - April 2014

"The Use of TENS during Labor"- Advanced Doula Training - Penny B. Stansfield- October 2014

"Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum" - Birtharts e-learning course - May 2015
"Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss" - Amy Wright Glenn - April 2016
"Acupressure for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum"- Nick Olow - May 2016

"Keystone 10~ 15hr. Breastfeeding Management Course for PA Hospitals" -  Doylestown Hospital - January 2018

  • DONA International * Conferences:

Washington DC 2005, Atlanta 2007, Boston 2009, Virtual Conference: 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

 (*DONA International is the oldest, largest and the most respected doula organization worldwide)