Doulas have been shown to shorten the length of labor, reduce the need for unwanted interventions and pain medication, and increase mothers’ satisfaction with their birth experiences.
There are several options for finding a doula in the Bloomington area. To see the differences in types of doulas, click here.
Finding an Independent Doula
Here are organizations that have certification programs for doulas. On these websites you can learn more about what doulas do, how they are trained, find questions to ask when interviewing a doula, and search for doulas in your area who have gone through that particular certificaiton program or are members of the organization.
Here are websites that are primarily search engines for doulas. Some are regional; some are national. Almost all include professional information as well as testimonials from past clients.
BABS’s Doula Programs: