Welcome to Pittsburgh's Premier Doula Service
“Heart & Hands” Doula Service was established in Pittsburgh because we believe that when a woman gives birth, she not only becomes a mother but experiences a ‘Rite of Passage.’ Having a baby is truly life altering and the woman’s participation in this miraculous event will affect her greatly. An uncomplicated birth and a healthy baby are all mothers’ priorities but a satisfactory experience is important as well. When a woman feels listened to, cared about, well prepared and lovingly supported her birth ‘vision’ can often be accomplished. This is where “Heart & Hands” Doula Service comes into play ~
Since 1995, our doulas have been providing support to Pittsburgh area women and their families before, during and after birth. Research since 1980 shows having a doula attended birth benefits the mother, her labor, the baby and the family. Including a doula in your birth team is like bringing back the tried and true tradition followed for thousands and thousands of years ~ having known and trusted people help with, witness and rejoice in the birth.
Aside from many doula services, we also offer an annual birth conference, a variety of childbirth related classes/learning opportunities, birth/breastfeeding consultation and fun options such as Dancing for Birth, Belly Casting and Blessing Way ceremonies. “Heart & Hands” Doula Service also honors an individual, group or facility by presenting an annual ‘Most Doula Friendly Award.’ We feel it’s important to thank other professionals in the birth community for recognizing doulas as the consumer-oriented specialists we are and for welcoming us into the birth team.
Consider letting our doulas help you achieve the kind of pregnancy, birth and postpartum you desire and deserve. We are ready to listen to you, care about you, prepare you and support you so your birth is a special “Rite of Passage” into motherhood.
Due to increased demand of our doula services, we ask that you try to contact us before your 3rd trimester to better ensure availability.
ALL doula service calls will now be taken by
Ellen Huffmyer at (412)716-8163 or by email.
Meet the Doulas FIRST TUESDAY of each month @
Panera near Magee 7-8:30pm