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Because every mother’s journey matters…because YOUR journey matters

At Alimus, we believe every woman deserves pregnancy, labor & post partum support. Each woman should have the right and opportunity to realize their desired birth experience. Alimus’ mission is to improve birth outcomes, help mom and baby have a successful start and advocate for every mother and her needs.

To make our mission a reality, Alimus provides mothers-to-be access to a network of Alimus doulas who all have met extremely high quality standards and certifications.*

Subsequently, by helping you choose the right doula, we help reduce uncertainty, complexity and eliminate the long, tedious search process when choosing the right doula for you. After signing up with Alimus, an Alimus care manager will help select a number of good matches for you based on your location, availability, and other preferences you indicate. Furthermore, we work with employers, health care plans and providers to ensure we can offer our services to you at the least charge possible.

*A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. A doula is a non-medical care provider. Alimus doulas are required to meet specific training and certifications standards.

How does an Alimus doula support you?

An advocate for you and your baby

An experienced thought partner, support during the entire birth process

Postpartum check in

Alimus doulas meet high qualification requirements

28% fewer cesareans

34% better experience

40 min shorter labor

Higher Apgar scores for baby

How do I match with an Alimus doula?

How do I partner with my Alimus doula?

~25-30 weeks, earlier if requested 1st meeting
  • Get to know one another
  • Discuss past experiences, expectations, and wishes for the birth
  • Share how the pregnancy has been going, anything to be aware of
  • Align on initial thoughts for birth plan and answer questions
Before 35 weeks 2nd meeting
  • Share updates of pregnancy and baby (if not done on-going)
  • Finalize birth plan and discuss who will have what role during birth
  • Provide and overview of labor support options
  • Answer questions
  Birth
  • Let your Alimus doula know when you think you are in labor
  • Your Alimus doula will join you at your birth location or home if you like and it's too early to go to the hospital yet
  • On-going emotional and physical support during your labor, as discussed beforehand or requested during labor
  • Your Alimus doula will stay with you 1-2 hours post birth until you are settled in
Within 7 days after going home Postpartum visit
  • Discuss your labor and birth experience
  • Your Alimus doula will provide breastfeeding support and/or tip of baby care
  • Address any questions or concerns you may have

Your doula will be available via phone/email/text during the entire time period

Your doula will be available 24/7 starting at 37 weeks of pregnancy until delivery, unless there is a different target time (e.g., planned early c-section)

Alimus will provide you with educational resources

Frequently asked questions

Alimus doulas have a limited number of moms they work with during any given time period as to ensure that your Alimus doula is available when your labor starts. However, in the unlikely case that your Alimus doula is not available due to an unforeseen event or emergency, you will have an Alimus backup doula. Your Alimus doula will introduce you virtually to your backup doula before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Your Alimus doula will also ensure that all your wishes and information are shared appropriately and confidentially with your backup Alimus doula so that your support could continue seamlessly.

Yes. Please contact your Alimus doula when you think you may be in labor, even if you are unsure. Your Alimus doula can listen and answer questions, recommend activities that can help identify if real labor has started, and offer thoughts on initial comfort measures. This will also allow your Alimus doula plan ahead and be available when needed.

Please call your doula as soon as you think you are in labor or when your water has broken. This will allow your doula to clear her schedule and be available when needed.

Your doula will meet you either at home or at your place of birth. You may ask your doula to join you at any time when labor has started and you would like support.

No, Alimus doulas are not permitted to attend free homebirth. We require that, a midwife or a MD is present during the birth.

Alimus works with employers, health plans and providers to offer all mothers doula support at the lowest cost possible. When you sign up, we will check with your employer, health plan and/or provider and will inform you about your options and associated costs.

Your doula will meet with you twice before birth. Responsibilities include helping you think through a birth plan that’s right for you, discuss options available to you during the birth, and ask how you feel most supported. Once you meet your Alimus doula, you can reach out directly via email, phone or text to ask any questions that may come during your pregnancy. If you have concerns, fear, or past trauma, your doula will help discuss options available to you and support you during the process.

Your doula will join you at your place of birth or at home, depending on when you would like your Alimus doula to join you. Your Alimus doula will provide you with comfort options and measures during contractions, discuss options with you, should you need to make a decision, and be your support person throughout the entire birth process. Your Alimus doula will stay 1-2 hours after births, making sure you and baby have a chance to connect and settle in.

Your doula will meet with you within one week after birth, optimally in your home. During this meeting, you have the opportunity to process how your labor and birth experience went, discuss any questions or concerns you have, and get support with breastfeeding questions or newborn care.

Yes, we believe that when a baby is born, a family is also born. Your Alimus doula will discuss with you beforehand what role you’d like your partner to play and help facilitate your wishes during the birth if medically possible (e.g., cutting of the umbilical cord).

Alimus doulas are primarily trained birth doulas and focus on supporting you during pregnancy, labor and immediately after you come home. However, we have a list of resources and recommendation if you wish to hire a postpartum doula to support you throughout the first few months.

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