2023 Philadelphia Doula Award


Philadelphia Best Newborn Care Specialist 2023
Family Best Doula 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Family Favorite Birth Doula, 2021
Family Favorite Doula, 2022

Philadelphia's Best Doula

For pregnant people who would like to feel less anxious and exhausted after having their baby, we provide postpartum doula services and newborn care specialist services because it is our promise to take great care of new parents/babies as we stand beside you in your early postpartum/newborn period.

My wide range of services that will inform, inspire, and nurture your new family. As one client shared, my care feels like “one-stop shopping!”

Create your support plan for baby and postpartum healing.


As a virtual postpartum doula I offer skilled guidance with coaching sessions as needed. Baby care, postpartum healing, and more. *This makes a great gift! > Learn more

COST: Virtual postpartum care is $45 for a one hour session, or $25 / 30 minutes. Save 10% per 4 pack of sessions booked.


As a postpartum doula, I am all about caring for you as a new mother and nurturing your family. Ideally I would be at your home once you get home from your birthplace. My role is to help your new family sleep, rest, relax, enjoy, feed and bond with your baby. I will help with food, breastfeeding, household tasks, baby care instruction, and emotional support. > Learn more

COST: $35 / hour for one baby, or $40/hour for twins.


If the mother will not be caring for her baby during the day, the person there to help is a newborn care specialist. We will care for your baby during the day and perform such tasks as feeding, changing, burping, settling, baby laundry, washing bottles, stocking diapers, etc, and anything baby-related. We do not care for other family members. > Learn more

COST: $40/hour for one baby, $45/hour for twins.


Are you a new doula in Philadelphia? Trying to figure out how to set up your business and get started? Book a mentoring session with me and I will answer any questions you have and provide helpful information to help you get started in this very rewarding and fulfilling work!

I've been doing this work for 11 years and am happy to share my knowledge with others just starting out. Book now and we will get together for coffee and chat!

COST: $35/hour

Hi, my name is Christine Golcher

Over the years I have seen again and again that informed preparation for birth and parenthood, and a supported postpartum allows your optimal birth experience and transition into parenthood.

I am mother to three, wonderful, grown, children who are all out on their own, and grammie to 2 little ones. This allows me plenty of time to dedicate myself to caring for your family as your doula.

I currently live in Philadelphia with my Tortie cat, Harvey Two-Face.

- Christine

Certified postpartum doula, newborn care specialist, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, bereavement support, aromatherapist, and herbalist serving families in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Certified Postpartum Doula, DONA International
Certified Lactation Counseling, Healthy Children Project
Certified Childbirth Educator, Childbirth International
Bereavement Support, Birth Arts international
Certified Aromatherapy and Certified Herbalist, Heart of Herbs
Friends of Breech Babies

I was recently featured in an episode of Rompers Doula Diaries with one of my clients having their second baby. I’m delighted to offer you this chance to see me in action and learn from this beautiful family!

On the blog:

Nursing a Sleepy Baby

My clients often ask me how they can keep their baby awake to nurse during the early newborn days. Here is what I tell them: Nurse your baby in just…

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Philadelphia Doula Services

My Story: How Did I Get Here?

It was recommended to me that I tell my story of how I got to be a doula. I thought this was a great topic, since I am often asked…

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Belly Binding and Postpartum Sealing Ceremony

Service Highlight-Postpartum Sealing Ceremony

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"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."

– Osho