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Birth Outcomes Made Better (BOMB) Doula Program

The Birth Outcomes Made Better (BOMB) Doula Program was created to support healthy pregnancies and nurture healthy babies in the City of Milwaukee. Through doula services families will have the support and education necessary for a healthy pregnancy and beyond. The program is available to all birthing people who are at or before 30 weeks pregnant, no insurance required. Doulas work with families during prenatal period, through birth, and 12 weeks postpartum.


What is a Doula?

Doulas are trained professionals who provide non-clinical emotional, physical and informational support for birthing people, before, during and after labor and birth. During the prenatal period doulas share resources and information about the labor process, facilitate positive communication and self-advocacy. During labor and birth doulas provide hands-on comfort measures to assist with pain management. Doulas also provide post-partum support to help with transitions into parenting, breastfeeding, etc.


Primary Objectives:

  1. Improve maternal and infant mortality rates for enrolled mothers
  2. Diversifying mothers’ options to pregnancy support through Doulas
  3. Increase breastfeeding education and initiation rates for mothers
  4. Connection to routine prenatal and post-partum cares and health benefits
  5. Support pathways to socioeconomic stability
  6. Support and educate partners/fathers alongside mothers during pregnancy
  7. Increase engagement with healthy behaviors (i.e. mental health, prenatal visits, exercise, smoking cessation, safe sleep practices, etc.).
  8. Reproductive Life and Birth Planning

Who is eligible to participate in this program?

The program works with mothers at or before 30 weeks pregnant through birth and 12 weeks postpartum. This program serves residents of the City of Milwaukee.

Mothers can also be enrolled in the doula program in addition to other MCH home visiting programs, contact us at 414-286-8620 for more information.



Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Health Connect One (HCO) Community Based Doula Model

City of Milwaukee Health Department
Maternal and Child Health Division




1639 S. 23rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

How do I make a referral?

Fill out and submit the Home Visiting Interest and Referral Form 


Contact the City of Milwaukee Health Department's Central Intake and Referral line at (414) 286-8620.

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