Pennsylvania Doula By My Side Program and Services


Pettaway Pursuit Foundation's Doula By My Side (DBMS) provides non-medical support, peer-to-peer mentoring and home visitation along with specialized services to women who are at-risk or diagnosed with high-risk pregnancies. The curriculum our doula use is Partners for a Healthy Baby Home Visiting.

A Doula* is a trained professional in maternal health who offers you:

  • Emotional, physical and educational support
  • Help to access community resources
  • Support to you and your family to prepare for the birth of a new baby
  • Education on what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Support during labor and delivery
  • Help to schedule and get ready for prenatal visits
  • ​​Trauma-Informed Care
  • Education about breastfeeding, newborn care and more!

*A doula does not take the place of your OB/Gyn.


DBMS Program is currently available in five counties of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks

Check your eligibility for the DBMS Program now!
Call your healthcare provider to inquire about doula services.

 PPF is in alliance with Keystone First Bright Start Program for PA Residents
Contact Number: 800-521-6867​  

To REFER A MOM to our DBMS Program, complete the Referral Form below.