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 firstname.lastname@example.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.