Barbara Heid Doula Services

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

       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 and nurturing guidance to a family with a newborn. 

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.

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)