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For New Parents

Moving new parents forward for the last 16 years!

The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

The goal of Your Dedicated Doula is to match new parents with the perfect doula for their situation and family structure while ensuring a smooth and seamless transition into parenthood.

By retaining a doula through YDD, you have the security of knowing that whomever you select, that individual has been completely vetted before you are introduced.

Your Dedicated Doula conducts background checks on all doulas and requires each to be fully vaccinated and CPR certified along with continuous training.

Selecting Your Doula

Experience To be part of Your Dedicated Doula, a professional doula must complete an extensive application after which the agency does a thorough background check to assure she is fully vetted.

Personality Parents today want to be more involved in choosing their own doula as opposed to having one assigned to them by an agency. More parents today want to sit down with their doula before retaining them and learn more about them as professionals – and as a person. Your Dedicated Doula allows parents to get to know their doulas extensively initially through an extensive online profile. The next step is for parents to interview prospective doulas before choosing one.

Price  At YDD, we understand that experience and training is important; however, as a family of 6 Mary understands the importance of a budget. Your budget for your first child can be significantly different from the budget for your third or fourth child. With budgets in mind, you and your family may determine what you can and cannot afford. While all Dedicated Doulas are fully vetted and experienced, the agency allows these independent professionals to establish their own rates. It is our responsibility and promise to present you with candidates that fit your budget.

The Application Process  There is a new client application fee of $50. To apply for a Dedicated Doula, please click HERE and complete the form.  

The Virtual Interview  Once your application has been accepted, a needs analysis will be conducted and YDD will provide you with a selection of profiles that will be sent for your review. You will have the opportunity to interview prospective doulas either virtually or in person. Once you have chosen the doula best suited for you, you and your doula will establish your terms of service. YDD will always be there throughout your partnership to facilitate any issues that may arise during your time with your doula.

Selecting Your Doula


“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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