Who is Eligible?
Must be one of the following:
• Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified resident.
• Pregnant and/or Parenting at least one child under 36 months of age
• There are no income or insurance requirements to receive services.
All services are FREE OF CHARGE For more information, or to schedule a session contact SABD at 210-222-0988.
Provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL pregnancy services including a lab quality urine test, with immediate results.
• Proof of Pregnancy provided
• Parenting Resources
• Options Counseling
• Medical Referrals
• Parenting Support Programs
• By Appointment Only
Birth Doula Services provide prenatal and childbirth education to prepare mothers and their support persons for the challenges of pregnancy, labor, and birth by offering non-medical physical and emotional support during the labor and birth process.
Birth doula services are open to all but not guaranteed due to high demand. Priority placements are given to those who are experiencing domestic violence, open child protective service cases, in recovery from substance abuse, teen pregnancy, single parenthood, and those who are unhoused.
Initial intakes must be completed for all clients before receiving services.
Project Postpartum is a service that SABD makes available to new mothers because it is important to be a successful and happy parent.
Postpartum doulas help mothers:
• By educating them on the healing process, the importance of nutritious foods and snacks, drinking enough fluids and getting enough rest;
• Recover from childbirth by offering in-home physical assistance during the early weeks and months after birth;
• Make decisions regarding breastfeeding or bottle feeding, general newborn care and how to involve an older sibling in the newborn’s life; and
• Learn proper newborn care, such as cord and circumcision care, car seat and carrier safety, creating safe sleeping environments for baby, appropriate play and stimulation for intellectual and physical development.
• Breastfeeding Services offer support from SABD’s IBCLCs (lactation consultants) during your pregnancy and after you bring your baby home.
SABD offers lactation support and breastfeeding education through classes and one-on-one consultations with a Certified Breastfeeding Coach.
To schedule a private consultation please call and leave a detailed message at 210-222-0988.
Provides family assistance such as maternity clothes, diapers, baby clothing, baby furniture, and other baby items.
SABD offers carseat classes and private consultations for families who are pregnant and/or have a child under 36 months of age. No cost convertible carseats are available to those who qualify. Call the office at 210-222-0988 to schedule a private consultation with a Certified Child Passenger Technician.
Attending a birth and/or postpartum training workshop is the first step for
aspiring doulas, but the skills learned can also benefit anyone working with
pregnant families, including parenting educators, counselors, social workers, and nurses.
San Antonio Birth Doulas has developed an 80 hour training program that teaches individuals how to best serve the at risk population like teen parent, parents in recovery, those experiencing homelessness and mental health crisis while supporting their pregnancy and parenting journey.
This training is offered once a quarter. Full scholarships are available to those who qualify. Interviews may be required after application is completed.
If you are interested in learning more about how to become a doula or would like to know when the next doula training is scheduled, contact our office at (210) 222-0988 or email the Internship Coordinator, Shelley Courtaway at [email protected] for more information.
Prior to becoming a contract employee of San Antonio Birth Doulas, every
doula must receive birth and/or postpartum doula training through a recognized doula organization, as well as pass annual background checks.
My newborn, Elliot, & I are very thankful for the comprehensive support from the San Antonio Birth Doula Team. We loved the insightful zoom videos on nutrition from Megan, breastfeeding from Kathy, and babywearing + cloth diapering & how to prep for birth zoom videos from Bethany! We feel very blessed to receive friendly and professional care from Rachel, my main doula, & Susan, my back up doula. I definitely appreciate their help navigating my pregnancy and birth during Covid-19. Rachel did an excellent job assisting me with the Hypnobabies program during my third-trimester pregnancy. Rachel also equipped me with the latest Spinning Babies inspired techniques and comfort measures to try during pregnancy & birth. For instance, she showed me different positions to use during the different stages of the birthing process, shared visualization techniques I could incorporate to ease my mind from any discomfort, and Rachel introduced the tens unit which I happily used throughout the entire birthing process. Overall, I felt very blessed to have a smooth unmedicated birth thanks to the aid of Rachel’s techniques!