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Frequently Asked Questions

Moving new parents forward for the last 16 years!

What does a postpartum doula do?
A postpartum doula will provide support to new parents as they embark upon one of their most important journeys in life. A postpartum doula will provide new parents with feeding, sleeping, schedule support, and anything else newborn related.
What can I expect from my doula?
Your doula will come into your home and provide support and education to you and your family by providing support with feeding, schedule, sleeping. Your doula will provide continued support and education all while giving parents the sleep they need.
How long will it take YDD to find me my perfect doula?
Typically it will take 2+ weeks for the YDD experts to find you your perfect doula. At YDD we believe sending in your application as early as possible will allow for the absolute perfect match; however, if you are in need of a doula sooner we will never turn an application away and will do our best to provide you with a doula.
How soon before my baby arrives should I start to look for my doula?
The sooner the better in order to find your perfect match!
What happens if my doula and our family do not work out?
At YDD we believe in our practice and we believe that we will find you and your family with the perfect match. However, should that not work out for any reason we will be happy to rematch you with a more suitable doula if available.
I’ve used YDD before for my first child, can I request the same doula for my second child?
Absolutely! As long as the doula is available we will be able to match you with your previous doula!
Do I pay any additional fees after my application fee?
Once you have chosen your perfect doula from our referrals you will then be charged a YDD placement fee. The placement fee will be based on the doula you have chosen as each YDD doula is placed in a tier based on experience.
Do I pay YDD or my doula after I am matched?
You will be paying the doula directly after you have been matched.


“Choosing a doula is a huge decision for your family as they are in your home with your newborn every night. I contacted YDD and went through the application process and discovered it was the most seamless process with the least amount of stress. Mary and her team at Your Dedicated Doula are out of this world!”

- Elizabeth J.

“YDD is the ultimate first class service that is available when it comes to having a child. I heard of how much of a nightmare it was to do the research, interview, and choose your own doula. I had a high risk pregnancy and did not want/need the added stress. YDD was the best thing that happened during my pregnancy and the doula I received from them is now like family. Thank you YDD!”

- Madeline G.

"I am so impressed with YDD. I struggled for 6 months trying to locate the “perfect” doula for our first born. When it came time for our second child I had heard of YDD from a friend. We ultimately picked a doula that the experts at YDD thought would be “perfect” for us and she was the absolute perfect fit for our family. All the hard work, research, and background checks were done for us and there was zero stress on me."

- Christina T.

"From the moment she stepped in the door, she exuded a calm and confident demeanor that immediately put me at ease. She is a wealth of knowledge with all things baby, but also with postpartum care, lactation issues and a level of emotional support that isn't from baby experience, but rather a result of her being pretty much one of the best people I know."

- D. Friedman

"…she delivered results! My daughter is a content, well rested, excellent sleeper thanks…"

- S. Nolan

"Even as a second time mom, Mary's knowledge and insight was invaluable... Mary’s vast experience, skilled capabilities and supportive presence in a challenging time of transition for our family were truly incredible."

- Natasha D.

"She was a wonderfully calming presence in our home. She made us laugh, made us feel secure and comfortable with all the new experiences we were witnessing."

- Karen & Robert

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