Doula FAQs

There are no stupid question with doulas.

Trust us, we’ve heard them all and quite frankly, we’re keen for you to shock us. In the meantime, here are some questions we get asked all the time. If you can’t see what you need here, shoot us a message.

It’s up to the individual. D.O.M.E. Doulas are available for you for your entire labour – from when you need us until you don’t.

D.O.M.E. Doulas support whatever kind of birth that is right for you.

Yes you can, there are still many things to discuss about pregnancy and birth with your Doula if you choose this option.

One of the perks of working in a collective is that we have each other’s backs. So if something serious like spontaneous combustion happens to your chosen Doula, there’ll always be a likeminded Doula there for you.

Having a supportive partner is ideal… having a supportive partner that is trained in birth, can translate medical speak, offer suggestions/alternatives, be in two places at once would be the bomb. I like this quote “Asking your partner to be your sole guide through labour is like asking them to lead the way on a climb of Mt. Everest. They may be smart, and trustworthy, you may love them, but in the Himalayas you’d BOTH be better off with a Sherpa” – Pam England (author and educator). Doulas and partners work seamlessly together to reach the same goal, continuous, unfaltering support of the birthing mother.

Heck no!! D.O.M.E. Doulas are all nonjudgmental. We’ll never force our beliefs onto you and we’ll support you no matter what decision you make. We’re there for you, 100%.

We are used to poo as the vast majority of women do…S&*t happens as it were. We don’t really notice and you most likely won’t either.

While it is far better to get to know your Doula before birth and vice versa, we do offer a birth only package.

Yes we offer payment plans to suit any budget.

Midwives and Doulas both serve a different purpose. Midwives do all the medical things and make sure everything is physically ok with both Mum and baby. Doulas are physical, emotional and informational support. Both Midwives and Doulas have equally important roles at birth and work together along with your partner to make sure you are well supported for your birth.

Jen – Optimum Birth 2012

Em – Dial a Doula 2012

Donna- Dial a Doula 2017

Prenatal appointments are all about getting to know each other.

Absolutely, D.O.M.E. Doulas ALL love supporting homebirths. 😀

Yes! We all have experience in supporting VBACs in most scenarios.

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