Everything About Doulas

Find out more about hiring a doula or becoming a doula.

This series of articles covers everything from interview questions, why parents hire a doula, becoming a doula and the difference between pospartum and birth doulas.

Doulas are one of the hottest trends in the birthing arena today. They are often hired by mothers who are interested in natural childbirth, yet the services they provide for families cover far above and beyond the issue of pain medication during labor.

In this series of articles, learn more about what doulas provide, how to select a doula as well as how to decide whether a doula career is for you.

Top Ten Questions to Ask a Doula

Have you considered hiring a doula? Are you scheduling your first interview with several doulas in your area? If so, you may want to have a great list of questions to select the doula who is exactly right for you, including what is her philosophy about birth. Take this list of questions with you as you meet with your doula for the first time.

Birth Doulas or Postpartum Doulas

What is the difference between the role of the birth doula and the postpartum doula? How do you decide which type of doula is what you will need? Find out more about what birth and postpartum doulas have in common, as well as what makes them very different, to help you decide which is right for you and your family.

Top Reasons to Hire a Doula

What are the most common reasons parents hire a birth doula today during childbirth? What are the ways that the role of the doula is completely unique and different from the other members of the birth team? Here is a helpful article that answers all of your questions about the reasons parents hire a doula and how they are very different from midwives as well as labor nurses.

Choosing a Career as a Doula

Have you considered becoming a doula? Do you have what it takes? Here is an inside look at some of the realities of this career, including the limitations and challenges as well as the rewards of being a doula. Be sure to read this informative piece before you embark on your path to become a doula!

A Day in the Life of a Doula

Ever wondered what a typical day in the life of a doula would look like? What actually happens during birth? How long can labor take? What role does the doula play throughout labor? This blog gives an inside look into what doulas provide to the laboring couple in labor. It gives a glimpse of how she interacts with staff. This blog also describes some of the basic challenges that happen during birth and what doulas can do to assist the family during those challenges.