25 questions to ask when you want to find the right doula

25 questions to ask when you want to find the right doula

You’ve searched the net and have chosen three doulas to interview in person. Now what? It’s always good to go into these interviews with a few questions prepared. You don’t have to ask all 25 of these, as many will be covered in conversation, but perhaps highlight the...
How to pick the right doula for you

How to pick the right doula for you

Awhile back I received a request from a mom-to-be apologetically saying that while she isn’t very ‘crunchy’ she would still like to have support during her birth. Agh! How many moms-to-be have brushed off having a doula at their birth because they thought we all have...

The Doula Touch: Physical Labour Support

How can your doula support you during labour? The work of a doula is often described as providing emotional, physical and informational support to the mom and her partner during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. But what does that mean exactly in concrete terms? Why...
Until We Meet Again – Meetings with your Doula

Until We Meet Again – Meetings with your Doula

Meetings with your Doula are Important In my series Doulas Do, I let you in on what it is I do as a Birth Doula. Prenatal Meetings In general, I dislike the word meeting.  Meetings are so often bureaucratic, formal and downright boring. But, lucky for you, meetings...
What Doulas Don’t Do

What Doulas Don’t Do

Do you know what doulas don’t do? Everyday I meet women who resemble me eight years ago. Women who know a lot about babies and childbirth, but who have never heard of a “birth doula” – or if they have heard the term don’t really understand how a birth...