Welcome

The Harmony Doula Group (formerly the Modesto Doula Group) is a team of Childbirth Professionals with over 40 years of experience assisting families as they welcome a new baby. Our team offers prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum doula support, with specializations in childbirth education, vaginal births after cesareans (VBAC), peer support for lactation and breastfeeding, and perinatal mood disorders. We are experienced with hospital, birth center, and home births, multiples, advanced maternal age, high risk pregnancies, fertility challenges, surrogacy, adoption, teens, trauma survivors, LGBTQ families, and more.

We believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and to have educational, physical, and emotional support throughout the childbearing year. We encourage our clients' right and ability to make informed decisions about their care as they work with their chosen medical support team and us.

We offer birth and postpartum doula services, as well as private and group classes on childbirth education, breastfeeding, and newborn care. We also offer placenta encapsulation and processing, birth stool rental, custom blended herbal teas and aromatherapy massage oils. Our team members also lead support groups for lactation, cesarean recovery, and postpartum mood disorders in the Livermore, Mountain House, Dublin, and Modesto.

Our service area is the San Francisco East Bay, Tri-Valley, Delta Valley and Central Valley area, including the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Union City, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Brentwood, Antioch, Discovery Bay, Mountain House, Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Modesto, Stockton and all points in between.

We invite you to learn more about our team and services. Contact us to schedule a private interview with a member of the team or join us at our Meet the Doulas night.

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(408) 391-7797
team@harmonydoula.com



Why Hire A Doula?

A 2017 systematic Cochrane review showed that having continuous labor support makes one more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth and shorter labor, and less likely to have:

  • A cesarean delivery
  • An instrument assisted delivery
  • A negative birth experience
  • Regional pain medication
  • Low 5-minute APGAR scores

In 2014 the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynocologists released a statement that the singlemost most important thing someone can do to decrease their change of cesarean is to have "the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula".

Meet the Doulas

Noon on the first Saturday of the month
700 W La Canada Ave, Mtn. House, CA 95391
RSVP to team@harmonydoula.com

and

5pm on the first Saturday of the month
Hosted by the Modesto Natural Birth Place
at 1608 Sunrise Ave, Suite B, Modesto
RSVP to team@harmonydoula.com

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