Your Resource For Professional Doula Services

Genuine, caring, and professional. We offer certified professional birth doula services and childbirth education, antenatal doula services for high-risk pregnancies, and postpartum doula support to help your family adjust to life with a newborn. Each of our services is tailored to you and your family’s unique needs by providing customized informational (I’m a total geek), physical, and emotional support every step of the way.

Boston Doula Services

Why “Birthing Matters”? Our birth stories stick with us, often for life. Birthing matters because it is a rite of passage into parenthood, because your choices should be respected and supported, and with fully informed consent. Childbirth is a human rights issue and our birth stories should maintain our dignity and our rights. Birthing Matters Doula Services strives to bridge disparities in perinatal support across race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


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Lindsay Renbaum, Boston Doula and Childbirth Educator


Our birth services are amongst our most popular. Learn more about how I can support you through the process!

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Serving families in the Greater Boston area (including but not limited to Cambridge, Somerville, Watertown, Arlington, Newton, Framingham, Wellesley, Belmont, Burlington, Brookline, Concord, Lexington, Medford, Natick, Needham, Sudbury, Waltham, and Weston). We support home births and the following area hospitals and birth centers:

The Bain Birthing Center at Mount Auburn, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, CHA Cambridge Birth Center, Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital, Emerson Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Beverly Hospital, The North Shore Birth Center, The Center of Labor and Birth at Brigham and Women’s, The BirthPlace at Boston Medical Center, and other hospitals within 30 miles of Watertown, MA.

“Lindsay was with us 100% when we needed her…

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She was so warm, calm, reassuring, and confident that I felt I couldn’t do it without her (although she maintained I could have). She helped me with positions, breathing, and bringing me back into the moment when I tried to run from it. It was so lovely to have her, it was like having a family member with us. Her gift to us is a reminder of how amazing my baby and I were that day.”

-The Zlenders

During labor, she was phenomenal…

Partnering with Lindsay was the best decision we made in a pregnancy filled with lots of choices and expenses. She was down to earth, grounded in science, and factual without a hint of judgment. I emailed her almost weekly with updates and questions throughout my pregnancy; we shared articles and research as I prepared mentally for labor, and she recommended other practitioners (acupuncture, massage, chiropractor) and books that all made a big difference in helping me feel great in my third trimester. During labor, she was phenomenal — despite all of my preparations and excitement, I was so glad to have a coach and mentor to support me and my husband when reality hit! I was able to be much more present because she walked us through what was happening and what to expect next, physically and emotionally. She’s an incredible listener and coach, and I’m so grateful she was with us during this time.”

-Genna W.

She kept me focused…

I can’t begin to describe how important Lindsay was to me as the partner. She spent an uninterrupted 24 hours with us during an exhausting labor, coaching my wife as labor progressed (walks, massages, food and water, jokes, breathing and visioning, etc.), giving us the nod when it was time to go the hospital, and then staying up all night and guiding us through a challenging, but ultimately wonderful, labor and delivery. She kept me focused with reminders and tips of the best ways to support Genna, brought humor to the situation when needed, and no-nonsense advocacy with nurses and doctors when required. She was excellent.”

-Jonathan P.

Fall 2017 Classes, Workshops, & Events!

Classes and Workshops: Preparing For Childbirth Classes We’re co-teaching the Preparing for Childbirth Classes at Root & Sprout! To accommodate various schedules, this class is offered as a 4 week series or a 1 day program and will provide you tools and information to prepare for the birth of your baby. Next offerings: October 5-26… > read more

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Favorite recipes for lactation (cookies)!

Those of you who know me personally know that I love cooking. The joy of being in the kitchen with the smells and sounds of food being made is unbeatable. When I had children, I feared that my time for cooking would get pushed aside. And it did, for a while. Both of my daughters were… > read more

Provider spotlight: Ece Yildirim, L. Ac., New Moon Acupuncture

Many of you know that my family has made its first real home here in Watertown, MA. We have loved becoming a part of this community. So, when a new perinatal care specialist moves into town, I get super excited! Ece was connected to me by another friend, Shirley Anne, and we got together for… > read more

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