“Our doula was a huge help during labor and delivery. She had great suggestions (movement, sitting positions, etc.) for easing Anna’s pain during labor, was invaluable in helping us calmly evaluate options when we came to decision points (‘Pitocin now?’ ‘epidural?’), and was full of positivity when we needed it most (i.e., being up for 24 hours straight). I can’t imagine how we would have done it without her.”

Chris S. (partner)

“The doulas of Peninsula Birth Companions were very calm and caring people, which is why we chose them. Their manner stayed this way during prenatal sessions, the birth and with postpartum support. They were easy to contact, always responding to e-mails, returning phone calls, and providing alternate numbers… that made us feel confident that we would always receive the support we wanted during the actual birth.”


“I had a difficult labor… However, having our doula call and come over to assess the situation and help me decide my next move was indispensable… My husband also strongly agrees that our doula was a wonderful support, especially during labor. She allowed him to be 100% involved without leaving him to feel alone or pressured. We are both very happy with our doula experience and would hire Peninsula Birth Companions again.”

Danielle C.

“I was initially hesitant to hire a doula because I thought she would not be flexible about a medicated birth (i.e., epidural). How wrong I was. The doulas of Peninsula Birth Companions were not only very open minded, but incredibly supportive of me and committed to helping me have the best possible birth for me. Some people think that if you plan to get an epidural, you don’t need a doula,  but I felt that the encouragement, support, experience in dealing with tricky medical questions that arose, and post-labor education was invaluable. I would absolutely hire them again–they were worth every penny.”

Kristin E.

“I would highly recommend Peninsula Birth Companions. I found them to be highly professional, supportive, and knowledgeable. Our backup doula was also highly competent and supportive. I believe if you are desiring a natural birth, hiring the assistance of a doula would definitely make your birth experience more positive.”

Jennifer W.

“Hiring PBC was the best thing we decided to do. It truly made this birth unforgettable and most rewarding as I was able to have the birth experience I had envisioned. Thank you PBC!”

Katie A.

“Peninsula Birth Companions made all the difference in my birth experience. Even I, a healthcare professional, found the whole labor process overwhelming and bewildering at times, and my doula was an ideal guide and translator. She interfaced brilliantly with the nurses, gave my partner a ton of space and time to sleep, and was by my side for hours on end without ever feeling intrusive. Her presence felt just right. It was so easy to accept her help.”

Sarah R.