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Who We Are

At EB Doulas, we believe in family centered care and the power of community and partnership. This is an approach to the planning and delivery of the provided health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care professionals, clients, and the families. The relationship that we develop with our clients and their family as the months of pregnancy continue will allow us to understand your values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds that we will incorporate into the planning and delivery on your birthing day.

“A Doula empowers a family to have the ability to support the unique needs of the laboring person.”

Ashley Doula Trainer
Meet Our Trainer and Owner, Ashley Minihan

Leading parent and child groups, conducting home visits and being a parent educator gave Ashley broader experiences of supporting families. As she began working with clients and other Connecticut Doulas, she realized that Doula training lacked some of the key components that are essential for providing Holistic Doula Services. 

EB Doulas attend weekly training and group supervision to make sure that they are getting support, education and guidance needed to support their Connecticut clients. The Doula/Client relationship is extremely special and acts as a pillar of support. Knowing your Doula has the support of other Doulas and a team behind her makes our agency unique.

Leading parent and child groups, conducting home visits and being a parent educator gave Ashley broader experiences of supporting families. As she began working with clients and other Connecticut Doulas, she realized that Doula training lacked some of the key components that are essential for providing Holistic Doula Services. 

EB Doulas attend weekly training and group supervision to make sure that they are getting support, education and guidance needed to support their Connecticut clients. The Doula/Client relationship is extremely special and acts as a pillar of support. Knowing your Doula has the support of other Doulas and a team behind her makes our agency unique.

Our Approach:

Our doula training is unique. 

Working with a holistic perspective, we believe that your birth experience is much more than the birth itself. It’s an accumulation of several moments in time, beginning when you were young and first learned about birth, including all the stories you’ve heard along the way and how you have now begun to prepare for your own experience. We also respect the fact your birthing day can be influenced by many factors. The time period before and after is just as crucial.

Our Doulas Are Trained in:

Attachment

Perinatal Mental Health

Fetal Positioning

Overcoming Challenges in Labor

Peanut Ball Use

Building Relationship with the Team

Infant Safety

Trauma

How We Support You:

Helping You Understand Your Options

Building Your Confidence in Communicating with Your Providers

Fully Supporting Your Choices

Assisting in Birth Planning/ Preferences

Facilitating Comfort Measures for Labor

Providing Continuous Labor & Birth Support for You and Your Birth Team

1-2 Hours Postpartum Assistance After Birth

Our Certified Doulas Provide:

Our certified doulas provide expert advice and parent education for all families. In addition to unlimited phone access to your doula and your scheduled visits, we offer monthly group zoom calls and a weekly (in-person) postpartum group.

EB Doulas Package Options

Package One: $1750

Work exclusively with one of our amazing agency doulas 

Two in-person prenatal meetings

Monthly client connect & learn meetings on Zoom

Unlimited calls/texts with your doula

Labor and birth support

One in-home postpartum visit

Weekly postpartum group meetings

Add-on education packages available for doula clients only 
(packages can be combined; no substitutions)

Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Package:

$475 ($55 savings)

We’ve taken our four most popular childbirth classes and put them together into one amazing all-inclusive package deal with a combined 14 hours of in-person instruction. It is highly recommended for anyone new to the birthing experience whose goal is to have an unmedicated birth with minimal interventions. Participants also receive a free woven wrap and will learn how to use it to ease pregnancy discomforts and aid with positioning during labor. In total a $530 value!

Classes include: 

4-week Childbirth Series

Mindful Birth (online)

Advanced Coping Strategies for Labor

Spinning Babies for Parents

Click Here to read descriptions about each one. 

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Comprehensive Infant Care Package:

$210 ($30 savings)

This package is great for first-time parents as well as parents returning to the infant scene after a long hiatus. Classes are in-person and include: 

Comprehensive Guide to Breastfeeding

Infant CPR and Safety

Newborn Care

Click Here to read descriptions about each one. 

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Pay It Forward

Finn’s Fund

Doulas support all types of births. When a family is experiencing a loss, having a doula can make a difference for the family before, during and after their baby’s birth.  EB Doulas would like to be able to offer free doula support to families as they navigate through this time. Contributions to Finn’s Fund will go towards covering the doula’s cost to attend the birth as well as supplies to help provide the family with memory making items.  Use the PayPal link and write Finn in the note.

Penelope’s Fund

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports  that  women of color are three to four times more likely to have serious complications or die from pregnancy related issues  than white women. There is evidence that shows that doulas play a role in reducing this risk. 

EB Doulas is proud to be able to offer services to women of color for free or a reduced fee when finances are a barrier.  Penelope’s fund accepts donations to cover the cost of supporting these births.  Click on the PayPal link  to contribute and please write “Penelope” in the note. Any amount would be appreciated! For more information watch the video.

Ready To Get Started?

We know that birth can be unpredictable.
Having an EB Doula by your side who is trained not only in labor and birth, but in dynamic  support, can help make your birth experience and transition into parenthood – an empowered one!

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    Contact: (860)638-9133

    Email: ashley@ebdoulas.com

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