Interested in Connecting With a Doula for Your Baby’s Birth?

The Neighborhood Doula Advocates are professionally trained doulas of color who provide doula services to Black, Latinx and Indigenous birth givers in the Wichita area.

What do we do? We help you have a healthier, more empowered birth experience!

Can you get a doula even if you aren’t planning a “natural” birth? YES! You can have a doula come to your hospital or home birth. (If you have a homebirth, you’ll need a MIDWIFE, which is NOT the same thing as a doula.) Doulas don’t catch babies or provide any kind of medical care- instead, they provide NON-MEDICAL support like helping you get through labor, helping you understand all your options, and advocating for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can receive doula services through this program?

The Neighborhood Doula Advocates are specially trained to support the cultural and social needs of pregnant people who identify as Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American, or Latino/Hispanic/Chicano. Please apply early in your pregnancy! We accept applications from individuals who are less than 32 weeks pregnant at the time of the application submission.

If I don’t identify as one of the ethnicities listed, can I still receive doula services?

The Neighborhood Doula Advocates program was specifically designed to reduce the disproportionately high rates of health complications and fatalities experienced by Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American and Latino/Hispanic/Chicano babies and birth givers around the time of childbirth.

We encourage all pregnant people to seek out doula care that meets their specific needs. Those searching for private doula services who don’t qualify for the Neighborhood Doula Advocates program can find a directory of doulas available for hire here. (Please note, the Doula Match page is not associated with Wichita Birth Justice Society.)

What services do the doulas offer?

Individuals approved for doula services receive (3) prenatal support appointments, doula support during birth, (3) support appointments after the baby is born, and breastfeeding support.

How much does it cost to have a doula through this program?

The cost of doula services with our certified doulas ranges from $100-$900 and is adjusted based on your household income level. We strive to provide the highest quality care from our certified doulas at a cost that is affordable to all families regardless of their income level. We offer adjusted costs because we believe that doula care should be accessible to Black and Brown families regardless of the family’s financial means.