Doula - Purpose and Value

There are many purposes and much value to having a labor support person (ie: a Doula) attend your birth. The benefits are far reaching and affect not only the birthing mother but your baby and the father as well.

The purpose of the Doula is to provide emotional and physical support to the mother before, during and immediately after you give birth. The Doula is also available to provide information as needed throughout the birth process. It is the goal of the Doula to help you, the mother, have a satisfying, rewarding and successful birth.

Who needs a doula?

Given the positive statistics and the positive feedback from many mothers who have had the experience of having a Doula attend their births, we hope that many more mothers will choose to have a Doula. We love this age-old but newly rediscovered concept and we hope to be facilitators of promoting women helping women in this way.

Who needs a Doula? Every woman giving birth needs someone whom she can trust to encourage and support her in practical ways as she goes through labor.

We volunteer our services for free to teen-moms.

Doula Birth Services

I charge only $500 per birth because I believe that every women should have a Doula available to her for the labor and delivery of her child.

This includes a prenatal meeting, attending the labor and birth from the time you call me to come, and a postpartum meeting. Call or email today for a FREE interview!

Lori Pritchard
Ph: 951 970 6151
Email: Lori@DoulaBirthServices.com

Serving Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend, Washington.

Lori's Bio ~ I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 9! I love babies and kids. I have been attending births for the last 4 years in Europe where my husband and I were living. I attended births of Hungarian women, a friend from Ethiopia, and American women. Now that we're back in the United States I finished the training in Seattle, Washington and look forward to continuing helping women through this special time in their life. I'm also a Certified Massage Therapist, I believe these two skills go well together.




Lori Pritchard
Ph: 951 970 6151
Email: Lori@DoulaBirthServices.com


Doula Birth


"Sweet Lori I really would like to thank you for what you did for me, I will not forget forever! You did a wonderful thing for me!..."

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Doula Fees

I charge only $500 per birth to attend your birth.
This includes a prenatal meeting, attending the labor and birth, and a postpartum meeting.
Call or email today for a FREE interview!

Extra massages (other than during labor) : $60 per hour or $30 per 1/2 hour

How to choose a doula

Doula BirthI believe that being a mother and having children of my own gives me even more credibility. I am trained in childbirth and labor support and bring you the combination of experience and training. Most importantly, I believe this is a ministry God has given me and put in me hearts as a desire to do. I pray that I can do this to the best of my ability and as a way of honoring God who is the author and giver of all life.

You should choose a Doula trained in Labor Support and Childbirth Education, someone who lives close by and someone you can trust enough to be comfortable with during your labor. Someone who will be a support for you and your family in order to have the safest and best birth possible for your little baby who is about to come into this world.

Do you have a birth plan?

Doula Hospital birthWhere will you give birth to your baby? Who will be there for the birth? What level of involvement does the father want, will he cut the umbilical cord? Which interventions are you ok with: pain medication, epidural, episiotomy, cesarean? What tests/procedures do you want your baby to have when he/she is first born: PKU, hypothyroidism, antibiotics for eyes?

These are some of the questions you should be researching and asking yourself as you prepare for the birth of your baby. We would love to make it easy for you by sitting down with you and helping you explore your options and the many choices that you have. We can help you work through these questions and write your preferences into a plan so that you will be prepared when the big day happens. Call today for a free consultation.