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What is a Doula?

A doula is a professional who supports mothers with physical and emotional support during pregnancy and labor, and after childbirth.*

What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?

Doula Resources

BlackDoulas.org A national directory for people in the United States who want to consult or hire a black doula. Help for doulas seeking coaching or mentorship from experienced black doulas. Based in Georgia.

DONA International The world largest and leading doula certifying organization, in over 50 countries. Based in Chicago.

Doula Articles

National Library of Medicine “Potential benefits of increased access to doula support during childbirth” is a scientific article on the impact of doula care in the United States.

Doula Directory

  • Colorado Family Doula
    3801 E Florida Ave #906
    Denver, CO 80210
    (303) 618-8347
    Denver-based doula providing virtual and in person service, packages for support preparing for labor and during labor, as well as transitioning home with baby.
  • Doula Love Family Wellness Center
    2721 N Lombard St
    Portland, OR 97217
    (503) 766-3495
  • Everyday Miracles
    1121 NE Jackson St Suite 100
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    (612) 353-6293
    Minneapolis org providing doula support, car seat education for English and non-English speakers, and class on lactation, labor and birth, and planning an unmedicated birth.
  • Queen City BirthWork
    695 S Colorado Blvd Suite 420
    Denver, CO 80246
  • Wildwood Birth – Portland Doula
    5804 N Montana Ave
    Portland, OR 97217
    (971) 266-0280
  • Wholly Mama Birth Doula
    (651) 335-7152
    Minneapolis, MN
    Provides doula service packages with exceptional upfront detail; postpartum and sibling care; maternity, labor, and newborn photos; and placenta encapsulation.

Birth Resources

Black Doulas
Black Doulas in Atlanta
Midwife Directory

*What is a doula? DONA International.