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Finding and Interviewing Doulas

22 Dec 2023 4:05 PM | PBC Staff (Administrator)

We recommend interviewing several doulas to see how you connect. Some questions to considering asking are:

  • What is your birth philosophy?
  • What training have you had?
  • How many births have you attended?
  • Have you worked with my doctor/midwife before?
  • What kinds of suggestions do you typically make at a birth?
  • What do you provide as a part of your services?
  • What do you see your role as during the birth?
  • How do you help include my partner in the birth?
  • Can you provide references?
  • How much are your services?

Acronym Definitions

  • ALACE—Association of Labor Assistance and Childbirth Educators, Cambridge MA 
  • CD—Certified Doula
  • CBE—Certified Breastfeeding Educator
  • CCHT—Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • CLE—Certified Lactation Educator
  • CNA—Certified Nurses Aid  
  • DONA—Doulas of North America
  • LCCE—Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
  • PCD—Certified Postpartum Doula

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