​We provide preparation and support to help women have calmer, easier labors so they can enter motherhood with confidence.

Serving Central New Jersey -

Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean

counties and surrounding areas

Contact us today at doula@yourbestbirth.org  and find out how you can have your best birth with us!

We can help you with Preparation…

Are you worried that labor is just too unpredictable? Have you been told you “can’t plan for birth”?  

Ease the fear of the unknown with our unique Lamaze based Your Best Birth classes, which have helped hundreds of couples have satisfying births.  Not only will your partner learn how to provide awesome labor support, you’ll also discover what’s most important to you and how to handle any detours by focusing on what’s within your control.  Our students leave our classes confident and excited for their upcoming birth. 

We can help you with Support...

Did you know that women who use doulas are less likely to require medical interventions and much more likely to have a positive birth experience?

Consider adding a YBB doula to your birth team.

  • Are you worried about labor pain? Scared that labor will be too intense? -That you’ll freeze and not know what to do?
    Together we’ll discover what works for you as you cope with contractions.  Perhaps that will include dim lights, water, and abdominal breathing, or maybe a birthball, massage, and some HGTV.   Your YBB doula knows that labor is highly individual and what works for you may change from hour to hour – thankfully, with over 375 births under our belts, we’re never short on ideas.
  • Are you concerned that your partner will feel overwhelmed? That he/she wants to help but might like some guidance?
    We recognize how important their role is and strive to help them to be as involved as they’d like, whether that means teaching them how to do double hip squeezes or directing them to the nearest ice machine . Your YBB doula will also be there to reassure your partner and answer any questions, plus provide opportunities for them to get some air or food, use the restroom, or even catch a few zzzs.
  • Are you experiencing information overload? Do you worry that you won’t be able to retain all the important pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding information you’ve learned?
    When it comes to making decisions your YBB doula will be there to refresh your memory and honor your choices.

Contact us today to see how we can help you to have Your Best Birth.

Serving Central New Jersey including:
Red Bank, Princeton, Long Branch, Middlesex County, Somerset County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Ocean County, Morristown, New Brunswick, Somerset, Plainsboro, Kingston, East Windsor, Eatontown, Hamilton, Lawrence, West Windsor, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, East Brunswick, Milltown, Sayreville, Old Bridge, Cranbury, Highland Park, Jamesburg, Middlesex, Monroe, Piscataway, South River, Aberdeen, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon-by-the-Sea, West Long Branch, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Englishtown, Freehold, Holmdel, Howell, Keyport, Lake Como, Little Silver, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, Millstone, Neptune, Ocean Grove, Ocean, Runson, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Upper Freehold, Wall, Toms River, Point Pleasant



Your Best Birth (YBB) is the partnership of Dorothy Haines & Jessica Koester. 

Dorothy and Jessica each have

- Over 10 years experience

- Over 175 births attended

-DONA Birth Doula Certification

- Lamaze Certification

- Certification as a

   DONA Birth Doula Trainer

We teach fun, practical, and informative classes as well as work closely with our doula clients to honor their individual preferences and goals for their birth.

We also offer DONA Birth Doula trainings for aspiring doulas, bringing Your Best Birth's style of fun, informative, and practical teaching to aspiring doulas.


Have Y​our Best Birth With Us