Birthing Gently was established in 2002 as Boston’s first doula agency. In 2021 BGMH accepted an invitation to join Mass General Brigham in the “United Against Racism Project”. Birthing Gently has expanded to include multiple locations throughout the country. As a full spectrum Doula Agency we have been committed to supporting families through fertility & pre-conception, prenatal education, pregnancy, labor and birth, adoption, loss, lactation support, assisting families as they transition into early parenthood by providing postpartum, childcare specialist services and pet services.
The services we offer are provided by trained, experienced, and professional doulas.
Understanding our bodies is a critical part of achieving health and wellness. Whether you are trying to manage painful periods, navigating challenging conditions such as PCOS or endometriosis, or preparing your body, mind and spirit to be in optimal health for conception. Providing consistent, ongoing support on your reproductive health journey. With this package you will receive 15 hours of support (virtual or in-person). This can be spread out over a three-month period. Support can include nutrition information, assistance with meal planning, attendance at provider appointments or procedures. You will receive judgment free, evidence-based educational, physical and emotional support that you deserve!
Enjoy a private childbirth education or breastfeeding class taught in the comfort of your own home, adapted to your busy schedule. These classes cover a variety of topics, however, because of the individual nature of them, they are customized to your personal birth preferences.
You will receive professional and personalized care from our doulas during your pregnancy, birth and immediate postpartum period. Our practice includes birth doulas with specialization in various aspects of birth; our goal is to ensure you have a satisfying birth experience no matter what you choose. Whether you are planning a home birth, water birth, hospital birth or scheduled cesarean section, Birthing Gently will provide you with the judgment free, evidence-based educational, physical and emotional support that you deserve! Our doulas can also help bring important cultural traditions to labor, birth & postpartum period. Birthing Gently is known for its specialization and support with high-risk patients. Birthing Gently has been in the forefront of supporting “Family Centered Cesarean Birth,” particularly in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Once at home there are many adjustments for families with new babies. During the postpartum period our doulas are specifically trained to support families as they transition to these changing roles. Services can include newborn care and teaching, infant feeding support, self-care for mother, sleep support, meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping and errands, sibling care, light housekeeping, or accompaniment to medical appointments
Families transitioning from Postpartum Doula Services who are still looking for support and childcare can utilize our Childcare Specialist services. Services include childcare, & sibling care.
Dog & Pet Doula Service (not limited to dogs, we provide care for all pets large and small)
Providing companionship and maintaining pet's routine while caring for them in their owner's absence. Exercise ranging from walks through play. Feeding, water, brushing, administering medication if needed. Plenty of one-on-one pampering
Phone consultations and in-home visits are available to meet your wide range of breastfeeding needs. Our lactation expert will provide a comprehensive evaluation of any immediate parental concerns.
Birthing Gently provides professional education in the form of DONA International Birth Doula Workshops, Breastfeeding Workshops. Are you ready to become a DONA International birth doula? Our professional, unique and unparalleled teaching style ensures you will have the tools and resources necessary to start on your journey as a birth professional. Offering an engaging and unique teaching style, allowing students the opportunity to learn in a supportive classroom environment. Please see our Professional Education page for more details.