What is a community doula?

A community doula is a person from your community trained to offer emotional, physical and informational support to a pregnant woman and her family during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

How will a community doula support you?

• Provide continuous emotional and physical support during labor and the birth of your baby
• Provide information about childbirth and breastfeeding
• Connect families to bilingual community resources
• At least four prenatal visits during pregnancy
• At least four visits during the postpartum period
• Support and respect your decisions
• Services offered in English & Spanish

If you are pregnant and want to have a community doula, call: Teresita Carrasquillo at 609-960-5034 or email:

AMAR  is a program of The Children’s Home Society of NJ with the support of the Burke Foundation, replicating the Community Doula Program of HealthConnect One.

**“In response to the ever-evolving COVID19 pandemic and the Governor’s Executive Order, the Community-Based Doula Program AMAR staff is working remotely.  Please e-mail me for a time to connect virtually via Zoom, Skype, Go To Meeting, WhatsApp or FaceTime, if you need a video conference/meeting during these very challenging times.  You can also call me or text me directly at 609-960-5034.  Hope everyone remains safe and healthy.”

Want to become an AMAR DOULA? Here is our Referral Form

Referral Form


Why I want to be a Community Doula