Whether you’ve outlined a birth plan or simply said to yourself, “my plan consists of giving birth,” there’s a coach (aka a doula) out there for every kind of expectant mother who wants one. To help you navigate the exciting albeit intense journey of finding a doula, we’ve come up with some vital questions to ask yourself and a couple of resources to look at before you select your match. Therefore, when ‘go’ time really does arrive, you feel comfortable and prepared.
What kind of experience and certifications are important to you?
What kind of birth do you want your doula well-versed in? Natural or medical?
Do you want them to be a trained lactation consultant, too?
Do you want someone who is on the timid side or someone who will take charge?
A helpful recount via parenting.com.
A site that details exactly what a doula is and one that will help you find a doula when you’re ready: www.dona.org.