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To Ask When Interviewing A Doula

  1. What training have you had?
  2. Do you have one or more backup doulas for times when you are not available? May we meet her/them?
  3. What is your fee, what does it include, and what are your refund policies?
  4. Tell me/us about your philosophy about childbirth and supporting women and their partners through labor.
  5. May we meet to discuss our birth plans and the role you will play in supporting me/us through childbirth?
  6. May we call you with questions or concerns before and after the birth?
  7. When do you try to join women in labor? Do you come to our home or meet us at the place of birth?
  8. Do you meet with me/us after the birth to review the labor and answer questions?

* For more information go to www.dona.org.