DBMS Program is currently available in five counties of Pennsylvania:

1. Philadelphia

2. Delaware

3. Montgomery

4. Chester

5. Bucks


Check your eligibility for the DBMS Program now!
Call your healthcare provider to inquire about doula services.

Pettaway Pursuit Foundation's Doula By My Side (DBMS) provides non-medical support, peer-to-peer mentoring and home visitation along with specialized services to women who are at-risk or diagnosed with high-risk pregnancies. The curriculum our doula used is Partners for a Healthy Baby Home Visiting.


A Doula* is a trained professional in maternal health who offers you:

  • Emotional, physical and educational support
  • Help to access community resources
  • Support to you and your family to prepare for the birth of a new baby
  • Education on what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Support during labor and delivery
  • Help to schedule and get ready for prenatal visits
  • ​​Implement Trauma-Informed Care
  • Education about breastfeeding, newborn care and more!


*A doula does not take the place of your OB/Gyn.

Doula By My Side Program

Our Contact Information

Phone: 610-553-5479 

​Fax: 610-553-5482

Email: info@theppf.org

Headquarters: 11 Owen Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050

PPF plans to accomplish these goals with the implementation of new and innovative courses that, while still supporting the main cause towards maternal health, introduces a place a solace parents can depend on. These new classes include:


Allowing Pettaway Pursuit Foundation to serve families who are not eligible for the DBMS Program, The PAL for Parents Program (P4P) has been launched with the intent of furthering awareness on preventative healthcare and maternal health for the entire family. In addition to all facets of maternal health that PPF advocates for within our various communities, continuous support for mothers and their families has always been at the forefront of our cause. This support is offered with the intention of creating a safe and stress-free environment for the mother to prevent potential birth complications. In this regard, we plan to combat these causes of stress through our PAL for Parents Program by offering courses that enforce healthy lifestyles both mentally and physically. With encouraging this environment for mothers and their families, PPF fulfills its goals of offering preventive healthcare education, alleviating stress for parents, and enhancing the wellness of the communities we serve.

Disclaimer: Some photos displayed are purely for demonstration purposes. All credit to owners. 

PA Programs & Services

To REFER A MOM to our DBMS Program, complete the Referral Form here.

PPF is in alliance with Keystone First Bright Start Program for PA Residents
Contact Number: 800-521-6867​

® PETTAWAY PURSUIT

The mantra in which encompasses the initiatives we plan to set in motion is as follows:
Provide evidence-based classes and training for parents on preventive healthcare
Alleviate stress for parents during this overwhelming phase of their lives
Learning together to further enhance wellness in our community

PAL for Parents Program


Registration: To register for classes, please call us at 610-553-5479 or email us at info@theppf.org