Best Doula Award Philadelphia 2019


Philiadelphia Family 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016 & FINALIST 2018

Philadelphia's Best Doula

Let me care for you with 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.

postpartum doula services


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!

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.

COST: $35 / hour


If the mother will not be caring for her baby overnight (or even daytime), the person there to help is a newborn care specialist. We will care for your baby overnight and perform such tasks as feeding, changing, burping, settling, baby laundry, washing bottles, stocking diapers, etc, anything baby related. We do not care for other family members.

COST: $30/hour for one baby, or $35/hour for twins.

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. This allows me plenty of time to dedicate myself to caring for your family as your doula.

I currently live with Bubbie, my Scorkie dog, and Harvey Two-Face, my Tortie cat.

- 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!

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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