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      Birthing Gently Maternal Health
Community Doula Program




Est. 2013

The BGMH Community Doula Program was established by Tara Campbell, Founder of Birthing Gently in collaboration with the Midwifery Practice at Massachusetts General Hospital's Autumn Cohen, CNM & Dana Cvrk, CNM. The goal of this program is to traditionally match Birth Doulas with  low income and at-risk patients. 

Mass General Brigham- News Article: A Positive Partnership   New Article: Close the Gap of Racial Inequities in Maternal Health



With joint efforts from Birth Doulas within the community, BGMH expand to additional Mass General Brigham institutions.

This includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, and Salem Hospital.


BGMH collaborated with the obstetrical social work department at Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston to expand on the traditional matching services and implement an urgent "on-call" matching system. 


In 2021 BGMH accepted an invitation to join Mass General Brigham Birth Partners. “United Against Racism Project”. 

In collaboration with Mass General Brigham, BGMH will accept additional patients selected through this grant funded project. 


In 2022 BGMH accepted a second invitation to join Mass General Brigham Birth Partners. “United Against Racism Project”

In collaboration with Mass General Brigham, and through this grant funded project Birthing Gently will train community Birth Doulas 

with efforts to expand Doula Services for patients at MGB hospitals. News Article: United Against Racism



In 2023 BGMH accepted a third invitation to join Mass General Brigham Birth Partners  “United Against Racism Project”.

In addition Birthing Gently accepted philanthropic funds from a private donor. These funds will support the United Against Racism project by providing Birth Doula services, training community Birth Doulas and professional training for Birthing Gently Doulas in the area of lactation. 

Becoming a Client

We accept a limited number patients who meet the program criteria Click Here Patient Program Criteria

We accept provider referral only. We do not accept self referrals.

Providers can make a referral via email

BGMH Birth Doulas can accommodate the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, ASL, Hebrew, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, and Cape Verdean Creole.


Join our Program!

BGMH is currently accepting applications for interested doulas to join our program.  Please reach out to us for more information 


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