Questions to Ask a Doula

The following is a selection of questions you can use when meeting with a prospective doula

General questions to ask:

  • Have you been trained as a Doula?
  • When were you trained?
  • Where were you trained?
  • What is your experience as a Doula?
  • How long have you been a Doula?
  • What is your philosophy of birth, and supporting women and their partners?
  • How many clients do you support per month?
  • What do your services include?
  • What tasks do you provide or not provide?
  • Do you have a back-up Doula?
  • How do I keep in contact with you?
  • What is your fee structure?
  • Can you provide references?

For interviewing a birth doula, you might also ask:

  • How many prenatal visits do you provide?
  • How may postpartum visits do you provide?
  • When do you join us in labour?
  • Where do you join us in labour?

For interviewing a postpartum doula, you might also ask:

  • How do you schedule visits?
  • Will there be prenatal visits?