Women's Services

Phone Numbers

Mammogram Appointments
(803) 791-2486
Pelvic Pain & Incontinence
(803) 791-2397
Pre-Register for Childbirth
(803) 791-2560
Tour the Birth Center
(803) 791-2229
Request a Doula
(803) 791-2631
New Parent Help Line
(803) 791-2525


Request a Doula

Call to request doula services before, during and after childbirth.

(803) 791-2631

My doula was amazing! I don't think I have ever laughed so much as we did for 12 laboring hours.

— Maria, Birth Center Patient

Support for New Mothers

A doula (pronounced "doo-lah") is a birth coach who provides physical, emotional and educational help for women during and after labor.

How Doulas Can Help

Before and During Birth

Doulas understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of women in labor.

  • Facilitate communication between parents-to-be.
  • Help prepare birth plans.
  • Provide information about delivery options.
  • Provide emotional and physical support during delivery.
After Delivery

Doulas bring much-needed confidence to new mothers through education and support to the family when they return home. The Beyond Birth Postpartum Doula Service is designed to understand and assist with the needs of a new mother and her family. By providing “extra hands,” a calm and supportive attitude, and informational support, the doulas encourage new mothers to find their own mothering skills. This can include:

  • Breastfeeding Support and Advice
  • Newborn Care
  • Assistance with Household Duties
In-home doula care is scheduled in four-hour increments for a small fee. Friends and family are encouraged to purchase doula time as a gift for new mothers.

Click below to to view the service rates and contract.

Beyond Birth Postpartum Doula Services Rates and Contract (.pdf)

How are doulas trained?

Doulas are experienced health care professionals who undergo specific training for assisting pregnant women and newborns.

Lexington Medical Center Doula Program Sponsored by:

The Lexington Medical Foundation

Based on the Highest Doula Standards of Care

As set by DONA International, the largest doula association in the world.

One of the First-Hospital Based Doula Programs in the Country

More than a decade ago, we founded of one of the first hospital-based doula programs in the country as part of our commitment to helping families start out in the best way possible.

Doula Training

Registration & Information

Contact Dianne Pound: (803) 791-2631.

What is it?

Training for those interested in becoming hospital-based doulas. Our doulas are specifically trained to offer comfort and support as mothers and their families welcome babies into the world. They also work with hospital staff to ensure a positive birth experience for expecting parents.