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Meet the Volunteer Birth Doulas

The Mercy West Lakes Volunteer Birth Doula Program offers volunteer birth doulas that are "on-call" for a 24-hour period each month. Patients who are in active labor and choose to have a birth doula will receive them on a first-come, first-serve basis at no additional cost. Not knowing demand, there will not be a guarantee of no-cost doula services; however, if you would like to guarantee a doula, you may contract with a doula and pay for it out-of-pocket.

For more information on the Mercy West Lakes Volunteer Birth Doula Program or to learn what a birth doula is, click here.

Ready to take the next step?

Contact Sharon DeKock, Mercy Volunteer Birth Doula Coordinator at (515) 358-8392 or sdekock@mercydesmoines.org. Sharon can help coordinate private contracts with the doulas, answer questions about the program and help you select the right doula for you and your family.


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