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25 Nov '17

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL DOULAS

Posted by Amy Wilt

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Are you in the market looking for a doula for your special day? Well, this article may help you navigate the process.

Here are some questions to help guide your process in finding a doula. Ultimately, the important factor making sure you feel comfortable around her as you will be spending one of the most important events of your life together!

There are two types of doulas.

  1. Birth Doulas
  2. Postpartum Doulas 
  3. Birth Doulas:
  • What is her personal birth philosophy?
  • Is she available around your due date?
  • What is her education and experience?
  • Does she help you feel confident in yourself and in the birth process?
  • Does she respect your unique perspective and preferences for your labor and birth?
  • How does she support your partner's role and needs?
  • What is the back-up situation for emergencies?
  • What are her fees and what is included?
  • Will she provide references?
  1. Postpartum Doulas:
  • What is her philosophy about parenting and supporting women and families during the postpartum period?
  • Does she help you feel confident in yourself and as a mother?
  • What is her education and experience?
  • What is the back-up situation for emergencies?
  • What different types of services does she offer?
  • Is she someone who I s compatible with your lifestyle?
  • What are her fees and included?
  • When do her services begin after birth?
  • Will she provide references?

Have you ever had a doula? If yes, how was your experience? Share in the comment below. 

This article is written by Rupal Asodaria; a mom and inventor of NursElet®. She lives with her family in beautiful town Fremont located in San Francisco bay area. Her must have essential baby product #NursElet has been featured in many national magazines and recognized by moms from all around the world. You can find her products on NursElet.com and Amazon.com.

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