How to Find a Doula

HowtoFindaDoula

There are doulas out there… but how do you find them? It’s surprisingly easy, if you just know a few tricks and tips! Here are some of the best ways I know to find the doula right for you.

ASK AROUND

A majority of my client base comes from word-of-mouth. Be that on online forums (think, FB groups), former clients, or other doulas who are either booked up or suggest me as an alternative for whatever reason. It doesn’t hurt to ask.

DO A QUICK WEB SEARCH

Open up your favorite web search and type in Doula and then Your City. Most doulas have websites. Click on some of them and see where they lead!

ASK YOUR CARE PROVIDER

Most care providers will be able to give you the names of popular and reputable doulas, especially ones they have worked with and can vouch for. I know I have gotten a couple referrals from care providers. As a doula, I’ve handed out a few business cards to providers to give to their clients. Just ask!

DOULAMATCH.NET

While I couldn’t be a part of this website due to my location, if you’re in the United States you can easily find a doula on this website, as long as the doula has signed up and made a page for themselves. Just type in your zip code and it will bring up a page of doulas available near your due date, their prices and experience, and so on. Start calling them!

DOULA ORGANIZATION WEBSITES

There are several organizations that certify doulas, such as CAPPA, DONA, BAI, CBI, and others. Visit their websites and do a search for doulas on there.

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**A lot of these practices can be used to find childbirth education classes, lactation consultants, and midwives. Just start doing your research!**

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