I have hired one due to the fact my husband is on deployment. I had trouble with the first one I hired....lines of communication failed on her end. The one I have now is amazing and she has also had a birth during the time her husband was deployed!
What training have you had? (If a doula is certified, you might consider checking with the organization.)Do you have one or more backup doulas for times when you are not available?
May we meet her/them?
What is your fee, what does it include, and what are your refund policies?
When interviewing a birth doula:
Tell me/us about your philosophy about childbirth and supporting women and their partners through labor.
May we meet to discuss our birth plans and the role you will play in supporting me/us through childbirth?
May we call you with questions or concerns before and after the birth?
When do you try to join women in labor?
Do you come to our home or meet us at the
at 11:05 PM on Mar. 11, 2009