DescriptionA doula, or birth attendant, is a woman who offers non-medical, physical and emotional support to women before, during and after childbirth. A doula also provides support and information to spouses and other family members.
- Support during pregnancy
- Support during childbirth
- Postnatal support
Available to all women who require assistance before, during and after childbirth.
CostsDoula services are not covered by Medicare.
The cost of a doula varies depending on the provider. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.
RegistrationDoulas are not required to be registered with a government medical authority.
- When you meet a doula have a list of questions to ask
- Speak to friends or family who used the services a doula
Not all doulas have qualifications. Ask your doula about their qualifications and training.
Doulas are not covered by insurance.