Finding the right doula for you should not be hard, but as an essential part of your birthing team, you want to make sure you cover all bases. So here’s some guidance on important factors which you may want to take into consideration.
Your doula will be supporting you through one of life’s most powerful experiences, one that is intimate and intense both physically and emotionally. So when meeting a prospective doula, it’s important that you and your partner:
During your initial phone chat, and the in-person meeting, you will have the chance to tell the doula a bit about your expectations, the support you’re looking for, and if interviewing a birth doula, the birth you envision for your baby. This is also your opportunity to learn a bit about them.
To assist you in making a decision, here are a few questions you may wish to ask your doula when you meet them: