Doula Help

Emily - posted on 03/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




Does anyone have any experience in hiring a doula? I would really like one for my next pregnancy, but I have no idea how to go about finding one.


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Erin - posted on 04/13/2010




Yes, all of the midwives I found in my area (Mi) offered doula services as well. I've had one hospital birth and am preparing for a homebirth (statistically sooo much safer). I would never ever ever enter a hospital for birth without a doula by my side! Good luck to you!

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Find a midwife in your area and ask her. She's going to have worked with some wonderful women who she could introduce you to.

Katie - posted on 04/08/2010




Where do u live? A good friend of mine is a doula. I used her for my last birth.

Cassy - posted on 03/18/2010




I had a doula for my second birth and I HIGHLY recommend her to everyone I know that's pregnant. The support and wealth of knowledge is amazing! Ask for a meeting to see if they are right for you!

Mary - posted on 05/28/2009




Hi Emily,

I am a doula in Wisconsin, but I have links to a few doula registries to help mothers find a doula in there own area. You can find those registry links at
Although the most commomly heard of doula organization is DONA, there are many good doula training organizations. Childbirth International, CAPPA, Birthing from Within, ALACE, and Birth Works, just to name a few. You will only find DONA doulas on, so if you wish to find a larger variety of doulas to pick from, try googling "doula, your city or area, State" For example when I google "doula, fox cities, WI" at least four doulas are found in my area. It is a very good idea, as the other poster mentioned to interview a few doulas to find the one that best supports the entire family and makes a good addition to your birth team. After all, you must work well together to achieve your best birth experience. Best wishes to you in your search.

Rebecca - posted on 03/15/2009




Check out the Doulas of North America website: Under "For mothers & families" there's a really good section on selecting a doula.

Beyond that, I would recommend meeting with them just as a "get to know you" first and see if they click with you (and your spouse/partner/birth companion). A friend of mine had to ask her doula to leave while she was laboring because her doula couldn't get along well with her husband. (yikes, right?)

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