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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.

You can meet our Volunteer Birth Doulas. Each one shares their specialties and if they accept private clients outside of their volunteer role at Mercy West Lakes. 

Click formore information on the Mercy West Lakes Volunteer Birth Doula Program and learn more about birth doulas.

Ready to take the next step?

Contact Tamela Hatcher, Mercy Volunteer Birth Doula Coordinator at (515) 358-5060 or thatcher@mercydesmoines.org. Tamela 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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