When should I hire a doula?
I’m happy to receive inquiries about birth doula services as early as you’d like!
In fact, some expectant parents begin researching doulas while they’re trying to conceive — while others might prefer to cross a few other items off their to-do list (a list that can suddenly feel very long once a baby is on the way!) before they focus on hiring a doula.
In general, though, you may find it beneficial to allow enough time for:
- Finding potential doulas in your local area who are available for your due date
- Scheduling interviews with them
- Choosing and officially hiring “the one” (which might include signing an agreement/contract and making an initial payment)
- Meeting a few times during pregnancy