About Us


The Southeast Michigan Doula Project is an inclusive agency. No person will be denied services on the basis of birth/pregnancy history, health status or health history, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language differences, socioeconomic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran status.

The Southeast Michigan Doula Project (SMDP) was founded in March, 2014, by two newly trained doulas who shared a vision of volunteering their services to low-income and homeless pregnant women and teens at a local health clinic. It became obvious that there was a need within the local community when the partners were asked to expand their services to low income women working with University of Michigan midwives. By March, they had too many clients to handle on their own and were scrambling to find other community doulas to volunteer their time; at the end of that month, the Southeast Michigan Doula Project was born.


SMDP has a base of dedicated volunteer doulas who serve the nine southeast Michigan counties. These women provide evidence based, emotional, physical, and informational support to pregnant women and teens and their families, before, during, and after birth. They are all trained and act within the doula scope of practice. 


In addition to our doula services, SMDP is committed to community outreach and public awareness. We understand that many women and teens who are, or may become, pregnant are unfamiliar with the positive effects of having support during birth. We strive to increase community awareness as well as provide this support. 


Please note: the Southeast Michigan Doula Project is not affiliated with any political party and does not take a political stance on any issue . We do not participate in any political campaign for or against any candidate for public office, either directly or indirectly and do not receive funding from politically affiliated organizations.