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Questions To Ask A Potential Doula!

So you want to hire a Doula but don't know what questions to ask them? I got you.

When Hiring a Doula, asking the right questions can ensure that your birth truly goes your way. The last thing you want is to hire a Doula who does not vibe with you. Here are some questions to ask a potential Doula that will help you determine if they match your energy.

  1. Why did you become a Doula? Ask them what made them want to become a Doula. Being a Doula takes a lot of strength, both mentally and physically. Also, the pay is usually not that great and so usually, one becomes a Doula because they felt called to fulfill a purpose in helping women and babies. Find out what their story is.

  2. What is your Doula style? You want to figure out what kind of Doula they are. Some Doulas are very energetic and vocal during births, kind of like a sports coach. Other Doulas are quiet and offer to hold space. Some Doulas are hands on and give massages, apply pressure etc. You want to find out what they are comfortable doing at your birth. This will help you understand if their energy matches yours and if that's something you want.

  3. What is your experience with birth? You want to know what their experience is with birth. How many births have they attended? When was their first birth and what was that like? The number of births attended is not a more important factor than you two clicking. They could've only attended 1-2 births but if you vibe with them and click it can work! My first Doula client was my sister and her midwife could not believe that it was my first birth. I contribute my success as a Doula to being in tune with my sister and my own intuition.

  4. Where do we meet for prenatal visits? Some Doulas go to your house, some have an office or some may meet over video.