Every birth has a story.
What will yours be?
You may have a lot of questions when it comes to pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
We get it. And we’re here to help.
Doulas of Shanghai are proud to offer premeir birth, postpartum, and lactation services to families in Shanghai, China. Our trained and certified doulas and lactation counselors are ready to assist you in feeling more confident and better prepared for the road ahead. We will walk with you every step of the way, through pregnancy, birth, and in the postpartum period.
Not in Shanghai? We offer online services throughout China.
Coming and going from China is challenging during these times. Maybe you hoped your family would be here to help, or relied on your circle of friends that you had in the past. Even in this difficult times, kind, caring, and professional is available to stay by your side when preparing for your birth and caring for your baby in early parenthood. Our doulas and lactation counselors are ready to answer the call and help you get the best start possible on your parenting journey.
Pregnancy is a beautiful time of transformation and change. But at some point, this baby is going to come out, one way or another. That can bring with it a lot of feelings, questions, and concerns. We’re listening, and ready to help. Your labor doula will prepare you for your birth with prenatal meetings, birth planning options, and help you know what to expect in the Chinese health care system. Taking away some of the mystery of birth and having a plan will help you feel more confident as you prep for the big day.
With birth support from your doula, you will have in-person visits and 24/7 support by phone or WeChat to answer any and all of your questions. We will be there at your preferred birthing facility, helping you breathe through your contractions, doing special massage and counter pressure your back to relax your muscles and reduce pain, can help translate and communicate with the medical staff, and so much more.
Once your baby is here in your arms, we will show you how to hold your baby, get her to latch and help you off to the best start with your little one.
Your baby is finally here! It’s the day you’ve been waiting nine months (or longer) for.
Once your little one is here, you will have 24 hour support in the hospital to help you adapt to life as a family.
But once you’ve brought your baby home, where do you start? How do you sleep when she needs constant care? How do you know that he’s been fed enough? Does this poop look normal? And the questions keep on coming.
Your postpartum doula is here to help you, your partner, and your baby.
She helps you settle in to your sofa or bed for a guided breastfeeding session and a well-deserved a nap. She teaches you about safe sleep options, infant feeding choices, newborn care, nutrition and recovery for you, and so much more. She’s here to help you get your feet on the ground until the marathon of parenthood feels more manageable.
And yes, you can send us all the poop pictures you want.
We know it’s hard to get out of the house when you have a little one in tow. That’s why our lactation counselors come to you, in the comfort of your home.
Whether you’re dealing with nipple pain, a reluctant feeder, low milk supply, plugged ducts, (or so much more!) ur lactation counselors are ready to answer your breastfeeding questions and find solutions to your challenges.
We will also provide information on other feeding methods that you want to explore. Whether breastfeeding, pumping, formula feeding (or a mix!), our breastfeeding professionals are ready to answer your questions and help you create a feeding plan that works for you and your family.
Doulas of Shanghai virtually serve families in these cities and more:
Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Tianjin, Suzhou, Xi’an, Changsha, Shenyang, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Dalian, Dongguan, Ningbo, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Wuxi, Hefei, Kunming, Harbin, Jinan, Foshan, Changchun, Wenzhou, Shijiazhuang, Nanning, Changzhou, Quanzhou, Nanchang, Guiyang, Taiyuan, Yantai, Jiaxing, Nantong, Jinhua, Zhuhai, Huizhou, Xuzhou, Haikou, Ürümqi, Shaoxing, Zhongshan, Taizhou, Lanzhou.