Birth Doula Services

Birth Doula Services

For your session with Boston maternity photographer with Sharon Watkins Photography

Birth is raw and honest and beautiful. 

So you ask yourself what is the best birthing option for you, at home? Hospital? Epidural? Perhaps you wonder about breastfeeding, you worry about the pain, you worry about making the “right” decision. Then you search for a Boston doula and most of all… you wait. Then wait for the moment you will bring your little one hearthside, and hold them in your arms.

Let me help you navigate the journey of pregnancy & birth!

Boston doula services provided at Mount Auburn Cambridge MA

During your birthing experience every moment is cherished, emotions run high, and miracles unfold right before our eyes. During this time you will harness all your power, and bring forth your baby into the world. For your special day I bring my knowledge of birth & photography, bringing the two together and capturing the beauty of your childbirth experience. As your Boston doula & birth photographer it’s my job to help create a positive and empowering birthing experience for you…Get ready to be inspired by the magic of these two extraordinary elements!!!

Birth attendant by Boston Doula in Women & Brighmas Boston

Boston Doula

&   Birth Photographer

The birth of your baby will be a profound, transformative journey! Birth photography is the art of capturing those moments of strength, vulnerability, and sheer joy. It’s about preserving memories that will last a lifetime and sharing the incredible stories of new beginnings. As your Boston doula, and birth photographer, I am an observer & I am the keeper of the energy in the room. I will bring comfort measures to get you through the finish line of birth, all while capturing your journey. From the tender anticipation of early labor to the triumphant first cry, every emotion is captured in a timeless image that tells a unique tale.

Let’s celebrate the strength and resilience of your own body!

Intense Connection

Raw Emotions

Unwavering love

Labor & deliver in Boston MA
Labor at Mount Auburn
Women in labor being attended by birth doula in Boston

As a Boston doula I will provide physical, emotional, and informational support to you and your family throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period.

I want to ensure you will have the knowledge, confidence, and support they need to make informed decisions about your birthing space. Firstly, I will provide continuous care, and help you advocate for yourself all your wishes and emotional needs. Secondly, I will accomplish this is by offering comfort measures, such as massage, breathing techniques, and positioning suggestions, to help you experience a positive birth experience. So my role is to provide you with the care & support you will need on the marathon that is birth. Whether you are there for 3 hours or 12, I will be by your side helping you in any way I can. Most importantly, your comfort & wellbeing are priority, you deserve to feel and BE fully supported during your birth.

During the postpartum period, I will offer guidance on newborn care, breastfeeding, and your emotional well-being. I too have been an overwhelmed mom, and fully understand what you will be going through. You will have support, guidance & help in whatever way you may need. And when I don’t have the answers, I will help you find the right perinatal worker for your needs. 

Birth doula working on labor & delivery Mount Auburn
Women giving birth Boston

Birth is often overshadowed by fear and uncertainty of the unknown. However, I hope to provide love, support, and visual storytelling of your birth. Above all I hope to empower you through this most special time in your life, and offer a smooth transition into parenthood.

I look forward to chatting with you!

<3 Your Boston doula & Birth photographer, Sharon

Birth Doula Services

Birth plan personalized to your needs

On call 3 weeks for birth

2 Prenatal appointments

Support, advocacy, & comfort measures during your birth

1 postpartum appointment 

Breastfeeding support

4 Weeks Unlimited text/call

Complimentary & Optional – Photography coverage of your labor


Sliding Scale available? Yes! 

Breakdown of what's included in Birth Doula Services:

2 Prenatal Appointments

Firstly your two prenatal appointments we will get to know each other & figure out what you would like your birthing experience to be. During this time I will offer different options & choices based on your wants, and we will build a birth plan & put strategies to cope for the bumps that may happen on the journey. Together we will go through physical positions to best relieve pain, as well as different comfort measures you may want to use. At this time we will also make a little game plan for support AFTER baby gets here.

On call for 3 weeks, 1.5 weeks before and after your due date.

During this time I will check on you, and be on call and available for when you go into labor. I make a bond & promise to my birthing families to be there for them… and I am on call day/night during this time awaiting labor with you. Once you go into labor we will make a game plan, depending on how you feel, on when to arrive at hospital or for me to come over if home birth. And I will be there for your labor & delivery of your precious baby!

For your birth

During your birth I will help you with advocacy according to your birth plan & needs. I will provide support & comfort measures to help you work through your birthing journey in an empowering way. 

1 Postpartum Appointment, 4 weeks unlimited text/call

Meanwhile when you go home, I want to make sure you are coping well & have a good support system in place. As someone who has been through it, and personally had a hard time, I want to make sure you know I CARE. I am HERE. And I will BE THERE for you, if/when you need me. The first days are overwhelming, having some good supports in place will make a world of difference. And I will be there to make sure you are ready to take on the world with your new pint sized roommate!

Breastfeeding Support

During this time I will help you begin your breastfeeding journey, with fact based help. And connect you with a lactation consult if you ever need extra help along the way! 

Complimentary & Optional– Digital photography coverage of your labor & birth 

To sum up, IF you choose photography you will receive a digital password protected gallery of your birth story will be delivered to your email within 3 weeks of your delivery day. Your birth story will be photographed organically and candidly, capturing your beautiful birth in a memorable way! 

Additionally, you can choose from these add ons-

Additional prenatal appointments 

Mini Maternity Session (includes access to client wardrobe)

Newborn Session (includes access to client wardrobe)

Fresh 48 Session

Additional postpartum appointments

For parents wanting a photography session check out my Maternity or Newborn pages!