Birth & Baby Services
Supporting Teens 17 & under
The BABS team is here to support you as a teen pregnant person. We have the experience, education and skills to prepare you for birth and be there with you when you go into labor and support you through the first few months of postpartum.
To parents - we are here to support you too. We understand that you are taking on two roles - parent and grandparent. Our role is to provide evidence based birth prep education to the pregnant individual, including you in all that we do. When labor starts, we come to your home to support the pregnant teen with breathing and positions. When it's time to go to the hospital, we go along and continue the support we were offering in them home.
Research completed by Evidence Based Birth shows that having a doula a part of your birth team can:
The cost for our services is based upon the past 2-months household income after taxes.
We work closely with many teen agencies in the Phoenix metro. If you are part of the Arizona Youth Partnership - Starting Out Right Program - our birth doula services will be off no cost to you.
Eligibility for No-cost Birth Doula Services
You are eligible to apply for our no-cost birth doula services if you meet the income requirements below or
you are a part of the Arizona Starting Out Right Program
Family of 2 (teen & parent)
Monthly income of $1,500 or less
Family of 3 (Teen & 2 parents or 1 parent & 2 additional children)
Monthly income of $1,800 or less
Family of 4 (teen, 2 parents & additional child in home or 1 parent & 2 additional children in the home)
Monthly income of $2,185 or less
Family of 5 (teen, 2 parents & 2 additional child in home or 1 parent & 3 additional children in the home)
Monthly income of $2,560 or less
Family of (teen, 2 parents & 3 additional child in home or 1 parent & 4 additional children in the home)
Monthly income of $2,930 or less
Family of 7 (teen, 2 parents & 4 additional child in home or 1 parent & 5 additional children in the home)
Monthly income of $3,304 or less
Low-Cost Birth Doula Services
If you do not qualify for our no-cost services, our low income service rate is 5% of the last 2 months of your household income. This includes the parents income - if parents do not live together but are involved in the teens life, all income is included. If a single parent with no additional parent involvement - only the single parents income will be included. Id the father of the baby will be involved in the pregnancy and birth, that persons income will also be included.