Friday, May 21, 2010

International Doula Month- Post #6

This was a GREAT explantion and information on finding a Doula to fit your needs. Please see this website for more great information on planning a GREAT pregnancy. American Pregnancy
Finding a Doula:
The most important thing while deciding on a doula, is finding someone with whom you feel comfortable and in whom you feel confident. Most doulas do not charge for an initial consultation and interview, so take the time to interview several until you find the one that meets your needs. Find a Doula Here.
Questions to Ask a Potential Doula:
What training have you had?
What services do you provide?
What are your fees?
Are you available for my due date?
What made you become a doula?
What is your philosophy on childbirth?
Could you meet with me at home before the birth to discuss my birth plan?
What happens if you are not available at the time of my birth?
Your Next Steps:
Find a Doula in your area
Talk to friends and family members who have used a doula
Read more about Doulas
Mothering the Mother: How a Doula can help you have a shorter, easier and healthier Birth by Marshall H. Klaus, Phyllis H. Klaus, and John Kennell.
The Doula Book by Marshall H. Klaus, John Kennell, and Phyllis H. Klaus.
The Doula Advantage by Rachel Gurevich.
Contact Doulas of North America (DONA)
Contact Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
You can also call the American Pregnancy Association at: 1-800-672-2296 for a list of doula referrals in your area.
Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

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