“Doulas are not just doulas! I am constantly amazed by the professional and cultural diversity in the Association and feel like I am continuously benefiting from the wisdom of fellow members.”
– Anita Petry, DAI Member
Many of our members have furthered their knowledge in the world of birth and perinatal health by undertaking various additional trainings and developing other specialities. Among our members you will find lactation consultants, childbirth educators, and birth trauma practitioners. Some of these can be found at our Resources Page. Yet another valuable addition to Ireland’s maternity support network.
In the beginning, as with many presumptions at that time, it was believed this would be a short-lived service. As the weeks passed, the DAI realised this would need to be continued even when restrictions are eased as so much has changed. As one of the founders of this project, I am proud to say that come March 30th this system has been live for a full year, available every day of the week.
This past year, our members have supported dozens of families through this system, as well as continuing, whenever possible, to provide in-person support to many, many more.
In short, doula work is still going strong. The support is still there. And you still have options.