Finding A Doula, Especially With The Help Of The Internet, Can Be An Enjoyable And Easy Experience
Have fun on your search! Several websites have directories of doulas. You can check out websites, get e-mail addresses or phone numbers.
Birth Partners ?- Doulas
The Labor of Love Pregnancy and Parenting Search Engine
Another way to find a doula is to request a list of doulas from the different doula certification organizations. You can give them a quick phone call, or send them an email. On their websites, sometimes there's a special section with lists of doulas.
DONA -- Doulas of North America
PO Box 626
Jasper, IN 47547
(801) 756 - 7331
ICEA -- The International Childbirth Education Association
PO Box 20048
Minneapolis, MN 55240
(952) 854 - 8660 or (800) 827-ICEA
Another way to look for a local doula is to search on google.com or some other search engine. Type in "doula" and your state or city name. Local doula organizations or personal doula websites may come up for you to check out.
Free doulas are sometimes provided by hospitals, so be sure to give them a call and ask if they have a doula program. If not, be sure to ask if they have anyone to refer. Don't forget to call birth centers, OB/GYN and midwives, and even the local WIC government office.
Good luck and have fun on your search!