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Should I Choose My Doula Over My Partner? Navigating Birth Support in the Era of COVID-19

Srividya Kannan Ramachandran was well into her pregnancy when she considered hiring a doula for the first time. The almost 35-year-old research lead at Facebook was attending a company-organized art class (Facebook offers extra-curricular courses to its staff to help mitigate work stress), and the instructor, who was also pregnant, asked her if she had enrolled in childbirth classes. She had not. The instructor passed along a recommendation for New York-based childbirth educator and doula Mary Esther Malloy’s popular Mindful Birth classes and Ramachandran enrolled a few days later. “I didn’t realize I wanted a doula until about three weeks into the class,” she says. “That’s also when I realized…

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 Should I Choose My Doula Over My Partner? Navigating Birth Support in the Era of COVID-19

“Doula care is an evidenced-based measure that has been found to be the most successful intervention when it comes to reducing the risk of preterm birth and delivery complications—and this is according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,” Strauss says.

Doulaing the Doula

Devoted to the development of doulas and our profession.

DONA International

DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best!

Doula Services Network

We are here to guide you in the right direction. Whether you are searching for a doula in your local area or looking for doula training to help women in this very important transition of their lives… becoming a mother.

This site was developed to help expectant families quickly and efficiently find doulas who are available during their due dates. It’s also a great place to get a baseline understanding of each doula’s training, certification, and experience levels. Currently DoulaMatch only lists doulas in the US and Canada.

Madriella Doula Network

We believe that birth is a sacred event, and that motherhood is an anointed institution. We believe that all women need and deserve the support of other women during pregnancy and birth. We believe that the knowledge of labor support is the heritage of all women and should be shared.

Massage Doula

Brought to you by the Institute of Somatic Therapy. We are the premier certifying organization for prenatal massage and Massage Doulas. Massage Doulas are Certified Massage Therapists who have completed advanced study in prenatal massage, postpartum massage, labor, delivery support and, optionally, infant massage.

Radical Doula

To me, being a Radical Doula is committing to the hard work of facing issues of racism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia head-on in our work with pregnant and parenting people. It means understanding birth as just one instance in a wide spectrum of pregnancy-related experiences that include abortion, miscarriage and adoption, and understanding why doula support across that spectrum makes sense.

Being a doula is the greatest profession in the world! Our goal is to celebrate the doula profession and to provide a valuable resource for everyone who calls themselves a doula. We strive to carry the best products, blog about relevant doula information and provide top quality resources.

Anthro Doula

I write about childbirth, breastfeeding, doulas, feminism, anthropology, public health, women's issues, culture, maternal and child health, childbirth education, vaginas, breasts, lactation, midwives, pregnancy, reproductive health, and more.

Bellies & Babies

The diary of childbirth educator, doula, mother, & aspiring midwife.

Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery.

Academy of Certified Birth Educators

The Academy of Certified Birth Educators is dedicated to providing childbirth education classes and doula training classes.

Birth Arts International

Birth Arts International offers Certified Doula, Postpartum Doula Certification, Childbirth Educator (CBE), Breastfeeding Educator Certification (BEC) and Midwife’s Assistant certification training and education, via workshop, distance learning and online eLearning.

Birthing From Within

If you enjoyed reading Birthing From Within, your confidence and personal growth will be enhanced when you take Birthing From Within childbirth classes with a trained Mentor or Doula. Read more about Birthing From Within childbirth preparation and what to expect in a class.


CAPPA, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association is an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. Since our foundation in 1998, we have certified thousands of perinatal professionals. CAPPA is the Largest Childbirth organization in the world. CAPPA trains and certifies doulas, childbirth educators, lactation educators and more.

Chidbirth Connection

Founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association, Childbirth Connection is now a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. For nearly 100 years, we have helped develop and advance many forms of care that are now critical components of the nation’s maternity care system.

Childbirth International

Childbirth International is a unique organization. With a global outlook and a strong belief in the "education is power" philosophy, we provide training for doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor students all over the world.


Information about having an easier, more comfortable birth with hypnosis, and about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and newborn parenting choices!


You are at the official HypnoBirthing Institute website. If you are an expectant parent and you are looking to take a class, then you can learn about the process here: Getting Started with Mongan Method HypnoBirthing®.

International Childbirth Education Association

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

MaternityWise Institute

International Board Certification for Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Lactations Support and Educators as well as Parent Advocates.

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