How do I choose the right doula for me?
Trust your instincts AND your research.
Selecting the right doula is a highly personal decision.
While it is important to ask questions about training, experience, professional standards, and fees, it’s equally important that you feel you can connect personally with your doula.
I would encourage you to narrow down your list via email and phone interviews, selecting no more than three doulas to interview in person with your primary support person/partner.
Look for someone who listens to you, who shows a desire to support a harmonious relationship with your birth team (your midwife/doctor and any staff at your birth location), and with whom both you and your primary support person/partner feel connected.