How to Find a Doula for your Birth


Step #1: Find a list of available birth doulas in your area. Here’s some good resources for that:

Step #2:  From this list, and any additional information you can find out, pick 3 – 5 doulas to contact (with a backup list in case they’re all booked up.)

Step #3: Call the doulas you’ve chosen and do a brief phone interview with them.

Step #4: Meet with one or more doulas in person.

Step #5: Hire a doula and start working together on the details of your birth plan.


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For another article on finding a doula:


c. Janelle Durham, 2003