You should interview at least two other doulas, besides myself. This is to ensure that you have had an opportunity to find out which doula would be a perfect match for you. Please see this link for doula names and contact information. 


You will gain much insight from reading the following books. You may access the link provided to purchase these books which will be a nice addition to your library. Or you may purchase them elsewhere.


Reading Suggestions:
The Birth Partner

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth


It is extremely important to take a childbirth class. Below are some suggested courses. 

The following is a current list of childbirth education classes. 

  • Check back here often for updated class schedules

  • Tender Doula Hands offers a 6-hour, Tuesday night childbirth education class which covers traditional                 
          childbirth education with an emphasis on the holistic stages of labor fully incorporating the Rebozo               
           for relaxation, comfort, and support.


Whether or not you will be breastfeeding, a breastfeeding course is highly recommended! 

Below are a some IBCLC's who are teaching private classes. 

Justina Engen IBCLC (2-3 hour class) 


[email protected]

Julie Huisjen, BS, IBCLC, RLC (3 hours class)
[email protected]
(661) 858-8254