Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hiring a doula

You are here because you are thinking about hiring a doula to attend your birth. Welcome! I appreciate you taking the time to look at my page.

Hiring a doula is a big decision. This person will join you on your journey towards motherhood and be with you during one of the most transformative and amazing experiences of your life. This person will be someone who will join you in welcoming your new baby into the world and be a part of this intimate, joyous and deeply personal occasion. Of course you want someone highly qualified and also someone with whom you feel a connection. This person needs to be someone you feel you can trust with your emotions, fears and various worries during pregnancy, birth and the immediate postpartum period. Hiring a doula is definitely not a decision one should take lightly.

Several websites have advice on questions to ask your potential doula. I encourage you to read these articles and questions and use them as a guide for choosing the perfect doula for you and your family. Print them out if needed! Jot down answers and impressions during the interview. Good luck on your journey finding the perfect doula for you!

Due Diligence: Interviewing, Researching & Hiring a Doula by Doula Match

How to Hire a Doula by DONA International

All About Doulas - Choosing a Doula by Childbirth International

Hiring a Doula by Birthing Naturally

These are excellent guidelines to help you get started finding the right doula for you! Make your interview unique. Ask any question. Best wishes in your search and, of course, congratulations on your pregnancy and upcoming birth!