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Dashanna Hanlon

Caring for Mamas

Lowell, MA Service range 40 miles


Birth Fee

$1900 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $60

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$1900 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $60

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 120 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 60 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula

Doula Training

  • Madriella, January 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth education services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I was a volunteer doula for teen moms while training for birth work. I am also a postnatal advocate and offer services to help women feel confident in returning to work or creating a life as a stay-at-home mom after baby!

Service Area

Lowell, MA Service range 40 miles

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Vanna Albert


Dashanna was a pleasure to work with from the beginning. I found that she was east to talk to during our initial zoom call and she helped me set my expectations about labor and delivery. She helped me create a birth plan and was wonderful about giving me resources when it came to my birthing options and postpartum care. Although she did not make it to the first part of my labor, Dashanna was able to participate in the pushing part of the delivery and provided words of encouragement and tips right before pushing! I also like the fact that she took time to visit me in the postpartum phase in my home and always respected my wishes. I would recommend Dashanna to anyone looking for a doula!

Brian & Francine Murphy


It was such a wonderful experience having Dashanna as our doula. It had been many years since we had a child and both of us had had experiences we didn’t want to revisit. Having Dashanna help with planning, strategies, and information went great. Even though we thought we had everything planned out, we still had an emergency birth and Dashanna’s assistance with planning paid off so the experience focused on my wife and child and Dashanna was only a speed dial away. I can’t speak highly enough about the attention to detail, planning and communication was with Dashanna and how great the birth went. I highly recommend Dashanna, not only for her expertise but for piece of mind during an overwhelming event.

Karen D.


Dashanna is the absolute best. She kept us calm before our child arrived, was a lifesaver in the hours after they were born and rushed into the NICU, and provided much-needed support in the months to follow. Dashanna's deep peri/postpartum knowledge coupled with her high level of emotional intelligence makes her a great fit for any parent seeking a high level of care. We would enthusiastically recommend Dashanna to support any parent(s) as they expand their family. Dashanna is a very special person and we feel lucky to have found her.

Judy D.


Dashanna was a wonderful doula for our family. She's caring, thoughtful, and patient. She practiced hygienic safety by wearing her mask and washing her hands whenever she entered our home. 

I'm a PhD graduate student, first-time-mom, and a newlywed, so it's important for me to try and maintain balance between those roles. Dashanna provided weekly tips and would constantly check-in to make sure I was doing okay. She genuinely seemed to care about my well-being. 

During the five weeks she cared for us postpartum, she accompanied us to the pediatrician and primary care appointments. She helped us develop a schedule, did light house cleaning, provided resources around breastfeeding, and postpartum depression. We had an emergency (engoregement of both breasts) and she stopped at the store to pick up some supplies to help us manage and heal from it. Most importantly, our baby liked her too. Our family is truly grateful for all the help she was able to provide.

Kate L.


Dashanna provided the most incredible support during our pregnancy, at birth and postpartum. While I have a lot of favorite qualities about Dashanna, my top is her ability to hold space. She supports every decision with kindness and grace.

During our pregnancy, I felt so supported by her knowledge and caring demeanor. She gave us the answers to all of our questions, around everything from the best maternity clothes to the stages of birth. She really prepared me for my birth, which ended up being a long induction. I can still picture her beside me while I pushed our beautiful baby out! She also supported us during postpartum with our baby's 4 month developmental leap by helping us to find more structure, not to mention emotional support. Being a new parent can be challenging, and knowing that I could reach out to Dashanna when I needed help was such a comfort.

Having Dashanna alongside us for the journey of birth was the best decision we could have made. I am so grateful for her!

Jenn Terry


Dashanna gave me a ton of help when I went back to work after my second child was born; she has a great personality and she's lovely to work with! We created schedules that actually work and she helped us find excellent childcare near my husband's new job. It really freed us up to have someone with great attention to detail looking into daycares for us. Caring for Mamas offers great customized postpartum help.

Jess Darius


I knew I wanted a doula when I had a baby and I'm so glad we chose Dashanna. My parents live far away and couldn't come help for the first week or two. Dashanna was great at the birth - helping me and my husband through labor. And she stepped in for a couple of postpartum shifts to help us get some rest until our families got into town! So glad she was our doula, she'll be a wonderful part of our birth story forever.

Birth Availability for Dashanna Hanlon

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Postpartum Availability for Dashanna Hanlon

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