About Us

Holly Hurst is the founder of Doulas of Shanghai. Originally from Iowa, she has called Shanghai home for over four years.

Holly first started working as a doula in California in 2014. Living in a small town in the Mojave Desert, she worked with families during pregnancy, attending births, easing their transition into parenthood.

Later in Shanghai, she saw the desire that expats and locals have for better birth support in hospitals and later after bringing baby home. Since the pandemic limited movement to and from China, this need for professional support has only grown stronger. Thus, Doulas of Shanghai, a collective of birth and postpartum professionals, was born.

Families in Shanghai love our doula support because with us, they know that they’re not alone on this journey. Our clients can rely us on, day or night, to be there answering their questions and being a shoulder to cry on when times are hard, or a friend to celebrate with through all the milestones and sweet baby smiles.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your goals how we can support you on your journey.

Holly carries the following certifications:

Lactation Education Counselor– University of California, San Diego

Birth Doula – Childbirth International (CBI)

Birth Doula – ProDoula

Postpartum & Infant Care Specialist – ProDoula

Infant Feeding Specialist – ProDoula