Doulas of Los Angeles


" We've Come a Long Way Baby "

Doulas of Los Angeles Labor and Postpartum Doulas

The Greek word Doula or “A WOMAN WHO SERVES” has been translated to represent a person who provides physical, educational and emotional support to women and their partners before, during and after pregnancy.

At Doulas of Los Angeles, we take it one step further.

It is our desire that you feel completely catered to as you transition into motherhood. We have crossed every “T” and dotted every “I” in order to provide you with the premium service that you are entitled to.

Lacey Bauer and Kathleen Rucka, the owners of this prestigious agency, care about people and their life experiences.

They believe birth leaves an imprint on the lives of all who experience it and their agency of seasoned, experienced, compassionate doulas are an extension of their wisdom and commitment to excellence.

The women who have paved the way for us in birth have done so over the years without the knowledge, support and resources that modern women now have. Many of their stories and experiences have impacted our birth culture in a way that has instilled fear and anxiety in soon to be birthing women.

At Doulas of Los Angeles we pay homage to those women who have birthed before us by helping to create positive birth energy around our clients. By establishing relationships with our clients where dialogue organically develops and fears, hopes and wishes about birth emerge, we are improving birth in our culture.

Doulas of Los Angeles is an on call premium service for expectant families. Nothing takes priority over our client's needs.

When considering Doulas of Los Angeles, your expectations should include exceptional service, absolute professionalism and a sterling standard of discretion.

We invite you and your family to allow us the privilege of accompanying you on your path to parenting.

We are eternally grateful to the women who have paved the way for us. We pay homage to those who have birthed before us and honor them for inspiring great change in maternity care.

Generations of Women


Whether at a bridge game, the grocery store or family outing, the well dressed expecting woman of the 1950s appreciated crisp fabrics that sported the “bonus” feature of rarely needing ironing. Her focus was the wellbeing of her family, safety being a priority to women whose loved ones were serving in the Korean War, which along with concerns at home regarding segregation, dominated the headlines. The resilient women of this decade worked tirelessly to balance an ever growing list of priorities all to the soundtrack of the decade: The King’s “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”


From The White House, to her house, the fashionable mother-to-be of the 1960s enjoyed sleek lines, classic plaid fabrics, and feminine trims. Rocked by the assassinations of President John F Kennedy and his brother, Senator Robert Kennedy, the courageous woman of the 60s boldly took a stand in the public square defending those issues of greatest importance to her: security of family, women’s rights, civil rights, and more. She sang along to every Beatles song and when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, she cheered!


The liberated woman of the 1970s was deeply concerned about her family and the world. With the swirling controversy over events in Vietnam and Cambodia, she watched as President Nixon resigned. The plucky career woman of the 70s managed a life filled with family and friends, personal and career activities, and could quote lines from “The Godfather” and hum the theme song to “Love Story.”


From Tiananmen Square to Chernobyl to the Berlin Wall, the educated woman of the 1980s was aware and involved in the world around her. Her occupation became more than a job, it became a career with a decisive path, accompanied by extra large shoulder pads, full hair and a cassette tape of Bon Jovi’s “Livin on a Prayer.” The trendy woman of the 80s found inspiration in Princess Diana’s maternity styles, and in Princess Leia's independence.


The involved woman of the 90s juggled family, career, social responsibilities, and more. Her conversations included Gorbachev, Mandela, Microsoft, Forest Gump, Rwanda, Britney Spears, Schindler’s List and more. Her concern over loved ones in Operation Desert Storm and her desire to create a better world at home drove her to fortify her family and speak out in her community.

Present Day

The Millennial Mother has a busy life and needs a support system that accommodates every stop from the gym to the board room. Her family, her career, her community, her world are all important to her. She has carefully considered her choices in lifestyle, and has prioritized those social issues which are of greatest concern to her. She’s active, she’s articulate, she’s purposeful and she’s passionate. She’s come a long way, baby!

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Labor Doula Support

With Doulas of Los Angeles, you have the assurance of knowing that your Labor Doula will be on-call for you 24 hours a day from the moment you sign your contract. She will come to your home during labor and provide comfort, encouragement, perspective and information to help you know the best time to go to the hospital. She will remain with you until your baby is in your arms.

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Postpartum Doula Support

Your Postpartum Doula is focused on your recovery from birth and your baby’s adjustment to life outside of your body. She will come to know your philosophies and will help put systems in place that support your desires. Breastfeeding, newborn care and the ability to recognize signs and symptoms of postpartum depression are all part of her expertise.

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Placenta Encapsulation

Recovery from birth, be it vaginal or surgical can be difficult. Modern women are seeking remedies that are natural and gentle on their systems. Nothing available is more organic than the placenta. Through our pristine service, your placenta is encapsulated and made palatable for consumption to enhance your postpartum period.

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