All tagged Comfort Measures

What's in the Doula Bag?

When I first started out as a Doula, I packed everything but the kitchen sink in my birth bag. I had books, massage tools, and a bunch of other things I can’t even remember now. Along with all the stuff I had, I also picked up wish list items whenever I could. Things like specialized acupressure tools sworn to save my hands, and little trinkets with goo in them that were meant to help distract a mom from contractions. (Yes, you can laugh at that last one!)

So, You Want to be a Doula?

The most common question I get in my inbox is "How do I become a doula?" Everyone can Google "doula education program" or "how to become a doula," so in this blog article I'll give you the rundown on what it takes to become a doula in practical terms. I can tell you what steps to take, what I have done, and what mistakes I made, but that might not apply to your personality and situation. So let's get started with some introspective questions...