Why do we encourage women to interview multiple doulas? I don’t feel like it’s a big secret, but let it be known...not all doulas are the same. I know, crazy. Here’s a brief list of some qualities that we at AthensBorn feel are important in a doula. She (or he, it happens) should be...
And, guess what? There are quite a few talented doulas who meet these qualifications, right here in Athens! We’re a very lucky community that way. So, when you interview a couple of these lovely doulas and you find they’re on pretty equal ground, what tips the scale in favor of one over another? The vibe. You know the one. It says “this person gets me.” You feel a connection or a gut instinct. And, there’s your answer! Truly professional doulas are not going to be offended by this because we realize it’s beyond our control. We simply cannot be the very best personality match for every couple, because we're all individuals. You’re choosing a person who will be present for one of the most intimate experiences of your life. Choose someone who is qualified and professional, but also choose someone who gets you. Because you deserve that.
We want every woman to have a beautiful, powerful experience when she gives birth and every partner to feel supported and confident. That means having the best possible match for a doula. So meet with a few and mull it over a bit. You’ll likely feel much more confident in your choice. And, if there’s one thing we love for a woman to bring into her birth, it’s confidence.