Christina’s “Ask a Doula” Webisodes:
Webisode 1: How Do I Choose a Doula?
Download>>>Questions to Ask in a Doula Interview
Useful Websites for YOU!
Doulas of North America (DONA) International: Trains doulas for international certification. You can also search their website for certified doulas. www.dona.org
Lamaze International: Childbirth Education classes. “Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.” www.lamaze.org
Birth by the Numbers: For birth data and information on c-sections locally: www.birthbythenumbers.org, “Birth by the Numbers” on Facebook and @BirthNumbers on Twitter
Doula Match: To search for a doula in your area www.doulamatch.net
Doula Training Guide: Another useful search engine to find a doula near you www.doulatrainingguide.com.
Massachusetts Doulas: Doulas and their websites in Massachusetts www.massbirth.com
International Center for Traditional Childbearing: “The International Center for Traditional Childbearing, Inc. (ICTC) is a non-profit infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding support, and midwife training organization, comprised of women and men who want to improve birth outcomes and provide training opportunities in their communities.” www.ictcmidwives.org
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Search positions on current birth practices www.acog.org
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners: “IBLCE establishes the highest standards in lactation and breastfeeding care worldwide and certifies individuals who meet these standards” www.iblce.org
Chicago Volunteer Doulas: Affordable doula care and other services related to childbirth and new moms. www.chicagovolunteerdoulas.org
Evidence Based Birth: “A trusted, non-biased source for the most current, evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth.” www.evidencedbasedbirth.com
Science and Sensibility: Blog component for Lamaze International. www.scienceandsensibility.org
The Unnecesarean (data on c-sections locally): http://unnecesarean.squarespace.com/