Doula groups are groups of doulas working together in an organization. These are some groups that provide free and/or low fee doula services. Contact them individually to see if they have a doula to meet your needs.
Free/sliding scale Doula Services
By My Side Birth Support Program
By My Side serves low-income women in five zip codes of Central Brooklyn: 11207, 11212, 11216, 11221, and 11233. These neighborhoods have far higher rates of infant death, premature birth, and perinatal depression than other parts of New York City and the U.S. Our mission is to bring free doula support to residents of Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, and Bushwick who truly want and will benefit from this service. Clients may also take our free childbirth-education classes and a free exercise class. By My Side is part of a federally funded program called Healthy Start Brooklyn, which is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Health and the Fund for Public Health in New York. To see if you qualify, call or email:
Bronx Volunteer Doula Program
The Bronx Doulas are currently a group of volunteer doulas who provide support to prenatal patients of the Family HealthCenters of Montefiore Hospital in the Fordham and Hillside sections of the Bronx during the perinatal period. All of our doulas have completed doula training and many are certified or pursuing certification.
Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership Doula Program
DONA-trained doulas are available free of charge to expecting mothers in Central Harlem thanks to funding by City Council Member Inez Dickens. NMPP is also happy to assist mothers who live in other parts of the city to obtain free and low-cost doula care through our many partners, in addition to a range of other perinatal case management and health education services. French and Spanish speaking doulas are available.
Call 212.665.2600 x323 for more information.
Ancient Song Doula Services
All women residing in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx are eligible. We offer Free services to Teens between the ages of 12 -21. All others are based on a sliding scale but no one is turned away due to funds. Ancient Song Doula Services contact info is 917-947-8933 or 8934. Range of languages: Spanish, Hebrew, Creole French, French, and Mandarin.
Doula organizations with a range of fees
These organizations offer doulas at a range of fees and experience ranges. Prices start in the $300-400 range. The advantage of selecting a doula from an established group is that they have been vetted by the organization.
New York City Doula Collective
Providing a range of prices and experience, starting at $350.
Carriage House Doulas
NYC Doula Service
We have a range of Doulas, from newly trained at the low fee level to experienced Doulas. Our doulas start at $500.
Other useful doula links:
Choices in Childbirth
NYC Birth Doulas