Our Mission

To bring create community amongst the doulas, to advocate for the role of the doula to help pregnancy outcomes, and to highlight people making a difference. 

What We've Achieved so far

  • Arranged & hosted doula Meet-ups

  • Booked guest speakers for NNJ DoulaNet events, including local midwives and doulas

  • Provided perinatal resources and support to doulas and parents

  • Provided information about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities for doulas

  • Celebrated achievements, news, and positive reviews about local doulas and birthworkers

  • Provided photography services to document and highlight birthworkers in our communities

  • Provided student doula referral for high-need families

  • Advocated for the role of the doula via info sessions and speaking engagements

  • Started process of networking and advocating aimed to increase doula presence in a hospital setting

  • Started research for the NNJ DoulaNet Guide to Natural Birth Options for the Medicaid Enrolled

“Northern NJ Doula Network is such an excellent resource for doulas and moms! A great place for us to connect, and stay in touch with local events and opportunities! Rachel does such a wonderful job connecting everyone, and helping the community through her work!”
— Afshan Abbasi, A Higher Calling: Doula Care

our goals for 2018

  • To continue celebrating and honoring the amazing birthworkers in our region

  • To collaborate with individuals and organizations to strengthen our doula community

  • To complete the Guide to Natural Birth Options for Medicaid-enrolled

  • To build relationships with hospitals to enhance the doula presence within

  • To host our first empowered-birth themed film screening