Doula FAQs


You may have a lot of questions about what a doula is, how a doula can provide support,  when is the best time to hire a doula, and more. I have compiled some of my previous doula client’s frequently asked questions here on this page to answer your questions! I hope this compilation of Doula FAQs makes your journey in finding the right birth support a little easier.  Also,  I will continue to add to this list as questions arise as well! 

You have heard of all the wonderful benefits of hiring a doula, but are unsure when you are supposed to hire one. There are benefits to hiring  a doula early in your pregnancy but as far as I am concerned, it’s never too late to hire a doula onto your birth team!  Follow this link to learn more  about when you should hire a doula.

When should I hire a doula?

Maybe you found a doula you think will be the perfect addition to your birth team but you feel unsure what questions you should ask them to know for sure. You first consultation with a doula is important!  Follow this link to read my recommended questions.

What questions should I ask a doula before hiring them?

I get this questions all the time! It is pretty common for people who are unfamiliar with midwives and doulas to accidentally mix up what their roles are. For instance, I have been asked if I catch babies as a birth doula more times than I can count! Both midwives and doulas are powerful additions to your birth team. Follow this link to learn the differences between doulas and midwives. 

What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?

It is a common misconception that doulas are only for vaginal births or home births.  This could not be further from the truth for me a as a doula. I believe each birth is special and deserving of support.  Follow the link below to learn how I as a doula support ALL births.

Do doulas support cesarean births? 

Finding the right doula might seem tricky! How exactly can you find and connect with a doula that will support the birth experience you would like? What doulas provide the services your family will need?  Follow the link below to learn how to find a local doula to support your pregnancy and birth journey. 

How can I find a doula near me?

You may have heard of a birth doula before but what exactly does a postpartum doula do for new parents? Follow the link below to learn how postpartum doulas like myself support new families in their transition of having a new addition at home. 

What is a postpartum doula?

Could you compare a doula to a sports team coach?  I have heard parents compare doula support to sherpas, coaches, and more. Follow the link to learn how doulas compare to a coach. 

Is a doula a birth coach?

One of the questions I am asked most often at consultations is “When does a doula arrive to a birth?” and “How long does a doula stay at a birth?” Click this link to learn about how long a doula provides support to their doula families. How long do doulas provide support at a birth? 

Do you have a question that was not included on this Doula FAQ list? Please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer any other questions!   I love hearing from those who are interested in doula work and support! Also, I may even add your question to the blog list.