Hiring a Birth Doula? What to Expect in Your First Meeting

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care for Everyone

A free consultation is an initial meeting or conversation between an expectant parent or parents and a doula, during which the doula provides information about their services and the support they can offer. It is typically offered at no cost and serves as an opportunity for both parties to get to know each other. Doula consultations can be held in various settings, with options such as the doula's office, a coffee shop, virtual meetings via video calls, home visits, or even group workshops. Some consultations may take place in birth centers or hospitals for clients receiving care in those locations.

Here's what typically happens during a first meeting with a Doula: