About Us

Our doula staff consists of women who joined the program because of their mothering skills and commitment to our organizational concept. They receive training from recognized professionals in the field on practice standards recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists related to labor support, postpartum recovery, newborn care, and breastfeeding.

All Staff:

  • Are CPR Certified and first aid trained
  • Receive annual TB testing
  • Are bonded and insured and undergo extensive background checks and screening
  • Provide I-9 documentation to prove eligibility to work in the USA
  • Speak fluent English

All Doula Staff:

  • Are experienced in newborn care and have mothering skills. Most are mothers themselves
  • Enter a "Professional Development Ladder", leading to certification
  • Are required to take continuing education in perinatal care which is provided by our company at monthly staff meetings and seminars

Mother & baby Matters upholds the highest quality practice standards that are essentially an extension of hospital postpartum care, and are consistent with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Quality of Care is measured by but not limited to:

  • Follow-up calls to clients made by office staff to insure that client needs are being met
  • Quarterly quality assurance meetings
  • Monthly staff meetings and in-service seminars
  • Annual quality assurance review and report
  • Daily visit record documentation with client verification and supervisory review
  • Quality of service evaluation cards completed by clients


Staff Seminar on Postpartum Depression, presented by Dr. Erin Peterson

Why should I choose Mother & baby Matters over any other provider of doula and family care services?

Mother & baby Matters is an established and premier perinatal care service for the Washington D.C. metro area since 1991. We have a comparatively large and stable staff who specialize in the field, with many coming to us from professional backgrounds. Our doulas are reliable, mature, educated women who practice under the auspices and quality control of a company headed by someone with extensive experience and training in the field of maternal-infant and women's health.  Mother & baby Matters was the first doula business in the area and has remained in business while others have come and gone.  Since we have a fairly large staff of doulas, there is a stronger likelihood that when you need the help, it will be there. Flexible scheduling allows for part or full-time staffing; ensuring coverage tailored to the client's individual needs. It happens at times that back-up is needed which we can facilitate much better than smaller or single person operations. 

PLEASE CALL US AT (703) 787-4007 OR EMAIL US AT office@motherandbabymatters.com FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF OUR SERVICES.