How can I find labor support specialists or doulas in my area?

To find a local doula:

  • Get information and recommendations from area childbirth educators, maternity nurses, midwives, doctors, breastfeeding counselors and others who may be familiar with doulas and women who have worked them.
  • Contact a doula trainer in your area.
  • Talk with new moms in your area who may have worked with doulas.
  • Search online for doulas in your area.
  • Check with local hospitals — a small but growing number offer doula services.