Birth Doula Support . Postpartum Doula Support . Virtual Doula Support. Birth Planning . Postpartum Planning . Baby Registry Planning

San Jose, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Mountain View, Fruitdale, Cambria, Willow Glen, Blossom Hill

About Hollyn Doula Services

Serving the San Jose & South Bay Area

The Mission:

The goal is to help women have a safe and satisfying birth and postpartum experience as she defines it. Unfortunately, we live in a world of fear-based maternity care so the mission here is simple: EMPOWER and SUPPORT women in THEIR birth and postpartum journeys. This is done by informing mamas of their options and reminding them they always have a choice. As Nelson Mandela said:


”May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Behind the Name:

Hollyn is derived from the name Holly or the Holly tree Romans placed holly near their homes to provide protection from destructive lightening strikes Science has now shown that the spines of holly leaves actually do serve as lightening conductors protecting both the holly itself and any nearby plants of structures

Meet Your Doula

Hannah Hardy

Hey Mama!


I’m Hannah: Founder of Hollyn Doula Services, a Birth & Postpartum Doula, coffee lover, an Oregon native that fell in love with a guy from the Bay Area and now lives here after living in Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Kansas City.


Ever since the birth of my three children I have wanted to help other women in their journey of birth and motherhood. From my own experience, and observing other women walk through this season of life, I believe women of this generation do not have the proper support needed to thrive during such a precious and life-changing time. My goal is to aid women in making choices that are empowering and not fear based so that they can experience birth and postpartum in the way they hope for. I look forward to supporting you.


Education & Training


B.S. Degree, University of Oregon | B.A. Degree, ICCM

Birth & Postpartum Doula Training, DONA International

Breastfeeding Support, DONA International

Childbirth Workshop, DONA International

a note from Hannah :

2023 was a year full of change. I am so grateful for the incredible birth workers and clients that made the transition from Kansas City to the South Bay Area incredibly positive and wonderful. It's an exciting time for me and my practice, and I'm so happy to be offering my current and future clients exceptional practical, educational and emotional care. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey so far here in the Bay!



Birth Doula Services & Fees

Standard Birth Doula Package: $2800

  • Free consultation (up to 1 hour)
  • 2-3 prenatal visits: at our prenatal visits, we will develop a birth plan to establish your preferences in various scenarios; discuss the difference between my role and your partner’s in supporting you; we will cover childbirth education and target informational resources for your areas of interest; focus on pain management, including hands-on comfort measures; discuss postpartum plans and provide education and resources as needed.
  • Resources: access to TONS of resources for prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum support.
  • Phone call and text support: If you need advice or additional support you can chat with me up to 12 weeks postpartum.
  • Birthing day support: Receive professional, in-person support during your labor and birth. Both at your home and at the birth center or hospital. Because birth is unpredictable, support comes with no additional fees or time restrictions.
  • Early postpartum care and breastfeeding support: I remain immediately following birth to aid in a smooth transition for you and your newborn.
  • Postpartum Home visit, within 1st week postpartum: provide breastfeeding or bottle-feeding support, newborn care and answer questions about your birth and provide resources for your overall postpartum experience.
  • Additional Postpartum Home visit, within 2nd week postpartum: you can add an additional postpartum visit for $180 (up to 4 hours).
  • Optional birth photography: when I have a free hand, I will take photos for you. This is not a substitute for a professional photographer, but I can often capture special moments over the course of your labor.
  • Virtual Option: This package can be provided virtually - please inquire.


Consultation & Education Services

Childbirth Education and Planning: $450

Everything you need to know to understand and prepare for your labor and birth! Two prenatal appointments providing evidence-based education on childbirth, as well as comfort measure, partner support and creating a birth plan. This is especially ideal for families choosing to birth in a hospital setting. Each appointment is about 2 hours long. In-person labor or postpartum care not included.


Childbirth + Postpartum Education and Planning: $600

Step into this new chapter of life prepared! Three prenatal appointments covering education on labor, birth and postpartum. We will create a birth and postpartum plan, discuss comfort measures, newborn care and other topics of interest. Each appointment is about 2 hours long. In-person labor or postpartum care not included.


Baby Registry Consultation: $250

There are SO many products offered today in the baby world! Let me help you navigate them and provide evidence-based recommendations, while supporting your goals. This service can be arranged in a variety of ways and around your schedule. Let's connect and get you support! This appointment is about 2 hours long.

Postpartum Doula Services & Fees

2024 UPDATE: I am no longer taking new clients who want postpartum care only. My postpartum services are reserved for my birth clients and those that have been referred to me by other Birth Workers.


Birth Client Daytime Package: $45 per hour

  • This package is only available to clients receiving birth doula services.
  • Additional prenatal appointment: home visit before or at 36 weeks; we will discuss and create your postpartum plan, talk through newborn care and much more (up to 2 hours)
  • Resources: access to TONS of resources for postpartum support. You will also receive hard copies and/or virtual copies of helpful postpartum information, including a newborn tracker.
  • Unlimited phone and text support upon your baby’s arrival, up to 12 weeks.
  • In-home postpartum visits: scheduled Monday through Friday, 9AM-1PM. (Please inquire about afternoon/evening care options.)
    • I prefer to schedule my visits in 4 hour blocks, evidence shows this will allow me to provide proper breast or bottle feeding support. I also request that I am able to provide in-home support for at least the first two weeks postpartum (though I highly recommend my clients to receive support for 12 weeks).
    • Choose any of these activities for your daytime postpartum doula visits: Expert guidance through your questions, concerns, and experiences, ongoing emotional support, one-on-one lactation or bottle-feeding support, rest for your whole family, meal planning, organizing, support for siblings and partner, your most important chores completed, and so much more! Don’t see what you need listed here? Please ask! I am committed to providing you the experience you need.


Referred Client Daytime Package: $50 per hour

  • This service is only available to those that are referred to me by other Birth Workers.
  • Free consultation (up to 1 hour)
  • One prenatal appointment: home visit before or at 36 weeks; we will discuss and create your postpartum plan (up to 2 hours)
  • Resources: access to TONS of resources for postpartum support. You will also receive hard copies and/or virtual copies of helpful postpartum information, including a newborn tracker.
  • Unlimited phone and text support upon your baby’s arrival, up to 12 weeks.
  • In-home postpartum visits: scheduled Monday through Friday, 9AM-1PM. (Please inquire about afternoon/evening care options.)
    • I prefer to schedule my visits in 4 hour blocks, evidence shows this will allow me to provide proper breast or bottle feeding support. I also request that I am able to provide in-home support for at least the first two weeks postpartum (though I highly recommend my clients to receive support for 12 weeks).
    • Choose any of these activities for your daytime postpartum Doula visits: Expert guidance through your questions, concerns, and experiences, ongoing emotional support, one-on-one lactation or bottle-feeding support, rest for your whole family, meal planning, organizing, support for siblings and partner, your most important chores completed, and so much more! Don’t see what you need listed here? Please ask! I am committed to providing you the experience you need.


Saturday Sunrise Package: $275 per visit (birth client) | $300 per visit (referred client)

  • Need a little more rest to start your weekend off right? This package is for you.
  • Free consultation (up to 1 hour)
  • Stay at your home from 5-10 a.m.
  • Skillfully care for your baby and/or older children while you sleep late, shower, and enjoy solitude.
  • Serve your favorite breakfast and hold baby while you enjoy your meal (and the clean up after).
  • Available to both birth and referred clients.



Virtual Postpartum Doula Package: $500

  • Free consultation (up to 1 hour)
  • One virtual prenatal visit: postpartum education provided, and we will discuss your hopes for your postpartum journey and develop your postpartum plan during this visit.
  • Six virtual postpartum visits: six 1-hour prenatal video calls to talk about how things are going and anything you may need assistance with. Topics will include, but are not limited to, newborn care, breast and/or bottle feeding, physical + emotional recovery, self care, and nutrition. I suggest scheduling a meeting per week for the first six weeks but we can tailor these virtual visits to meet your scheduling needs. (Additional meetings available at an additional fee of $50 per 1-hour meeting.)
  • Phone call and text support: unlimited phone, text, and email support upon your baby's arrival, up to 12 weeks.
  • Resources: access to TONS of resources for prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum support. You will also receive hard copies and/or virtual copies of helpful postpartum information, including a newborn tracker.
  • The beauty in a virtual package is that we can easily tweak it to meet your needs. If you have something in mind, let’s chat about your needs. If you would like to pair a virtual birth + postpartum package for a discount, let me know and we’ll put together the perfect package for you!


(note: I can not provide service in a home where smoking of any kind is permitted or excessive animal hair is present.)

Giving Back:

Giving back has always been an important part of my work. I strive to offer my services twice a year at a heavily discounted rate to mamas who could not otherwise afford these services. Please contact me for more information on my giving back program and to review the qualifying criteria.

What Hollyn Mamas Say

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Hannah helped calm my fears, she validated me, my thoughts and my emotions. She is incredibly knowledgeable, kind, competent, and caring. She regularly checked in on me and encouraged me to ask questions and sent many helpful resources. With genuine concern and love she has guided me through my unique experience. She gave me information I needed so that I could make my own decisions with no judgement on my choices. This has given me confidence to care for my daughter. She helped me come up with a plan to was suitable and helpful to me and my family.

- M.M.

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Hannah was fantastic, and we

could not recommend her enough!

She was incredibly knowledgeable, understanding, and just a delightful person! My hubby and I don't think our labor and delivery would have gone as smoothly as it did without her assistance! she was there for us during the pregnancy and postpartum...she gave us loads of information which helped me be less fearful. She provided my hubby with techniques to help me with early labor so he felt more confident too. She really made us feel like a little team! Then, after the birth it was amazing to have someone to talk with in person a week postpartum.


- H.E.

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"Hannah came into my

postpartum world at my most

vulnerable time. I had an unexpected cesarean section and it rocked my world. It wasn't what I had planned and recovery was more challenging than I expected.

She helped me navigate this very fragile time by helping me set realistic expectations for myself. She listened and allowed me the space to unpack my story and to recover physically and emotionally. Hannah also helped me navigate going back to work by assisting me in creating a plan that works for me and my family.

I would recommend her to anyone that wants birth or postpartum doula support."


- A.C.

Add My Services To Your Registry

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BeHerVillage is a new kind of registry where expectant parents can register for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.


Now you can put my services directly on your registry when you register at BeHerVillage.com


A Note From a Hollyn Dad

Couldn't have asked for anything better - Hannah was fantastic for us!


My wife and I decided to go with Hannah as our doula because she was straight to the point, responsive, flexible, empathetic, upfront, and with no BS. I'm a first time dad, and I really appreciated Hannah's detailed walk through of what to expect - it made me feel adequately prepared (unlike the hospital classes that were way too generic) and calm/ready for when the time comes. When it did, Hannah skillfully guided me to support my wife through the hours of labor (figuring out when to go to the hospital, rotating positions, breathing, focusing etc).


There is nothing too complicated in the (hopefully smooth!) delivery process (now that I know), but there is no way we'd have been able to do it on our own the first time - there is just way too much uncertainty and anxiety around it - but Hannah's mentorship made the entire process feel light, composed, and even pleasant: we knew that someone got's our back and we can be safe to focus on the labor progression.


In the end, both I and my wife enjoyed our labor and delivery day (which before I was almost dreading), and I thank Hannah for that!


- A.S..

Moving Through These Times

This has not been an easy past few years, and undoubtedly causes great concern and many emotions around illness of any kind. I would like to ensure you that the health, safety and well-being of both the new family and myself, as your doula, are the priority. Virtual services can be offered in the event either party becomes ill, is high-risk or has concerns. For Covid-19 concerns, my clients may request that on the day of in-person support I take a Covid test prior to arrival. I respect the medical privacy of all parties and will not discuss the vaccination status of anyone. If there becomes a concern for any illness I will require both parties to follow the protocol outlined in the contract. Together we can stay healthy and supported.

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San Jose & South Bay Area

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(458) 221 - 5902

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