Questions to ask your doula 

When searching for a doula it's important to ask questions that will help you find the perfect fit. You should feel comfortable and confident with your support team. You deserve the support team of your dreams! Here is a list of questions to get you started. If you're interested in setting up a free consultation with my team email us at jmsbirths@gmail.com.  

-How long have you been in practice as a doula?
-How many births have you attended?
-Do you have education and experience providing any other types of care for childbearing women such as; childbirth education, breastfeeding support, or
postpartum doula support?
-In providing doula services what are your core values, priorities, and goals?
-If you were looking for a doula to be with you at your birth what would you look for?
-Have you provided doula services for other women who have used [name of my midwife, doctor or practice]? What was it like?
-What arrangements do you have for back-up if you are not available to attend my labor and birth?
-Is there anything you know about now that could make you unavailable around the time of the birth?
-Do you have other clients due around the same time?
-Would you meet with me/us again before the birth to discuss our preferences and concerns?
-When would you come to be with me in labor?
-What services do you provide during labor and birth?
-How do you help women cope with labor pain?
-How do you help promote labor progress?
-How long would you stay with me after the birth?
-What is your role if I have an epidural? What about a cesarean?
-Do your services include any home visits after the birth?
-How would my partner/spouse fit in?
-How do you feel about [______]? (Ask about any concerns or preferences you have.)

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