DOULAS NOW is revolutionizing doula care in south central Pennsylvania. We recognize that deciding to hire a doula for your birth is a big decision. Now it's never too late for a better birth experience!
DOULAS NOW enables parents to hire a skilled birth doula at any time, even when labor has begun.
After nearly a year of preparation, DOULAS NOW was created in 2017 and enjoyed its public debut at the 2018 Lancaster Baby Shower. Read the Adore Them feature article about DOULAS NOW.
DOULAS NOW brings a combination of experienced birth doulas and a new type of doula support to south central PA.
Our birth doulas are available to attend hospital and birth center labors, as well as homebirths attended by a midwife.
Laura Shive, owner of Susquehanna Doulas, has been passionate about improving pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences for over a decade.
Recognizing a trending increase in the number of doula clients who had previously given birth without doula support, and who regretted it, Laura worked with area doulas to plan how to meet this unfilled need.
DOULAS NOW was created to provide a better birth experience to parents who didn't know about doulas, felt overwhelmed by the prospect of hiring a doula, or who faced unexpected challenges in their labors (doulas understand that birth often has surprises - and have experienced them firsthand!).
DOULAS NOW removes many of the challenges in securing doula care, bringing improved birth experiences to more families throughout the area.