States are Providing Doula Services Within Their Medicaid Programs to Address Inequities

Current research has shown that pregnant people who receive doula services are more likely to have a healthy birth outcomes and a positive birth experience. These improved outcomes have cost-saving implications over time for state Medicaid programs that have increasingly led states to seek federal authorization to provide doula services as an optional benefit under their state Medicaid programs.

For more information on state Medicaid doula benefits as of January 31, 2023, follow the link below.