The Doulas of North America definition:

Doula refers to a supportive companion (other than a friend or loved one) who is professionally trained to provide labor support. She performs no clinical tasks. Doula also refers to lay women who are trained or experienced in providing postpartum care - mother and newborn care, breastfeeding support and advice, cooking, child care, errands, and light cleaning - for the family. To distinguish between the two types of doulas, one may refer to "birth doulas" and " postpartum doulas."

A doula provides:
physical, emotional, and informational support to women and their partners during labor and birth; help and advice on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, massage and positioning; assistance to families in gathering information about the course of their labor and their options; continuous emotional reassurance and comfort; non-medical skills such as massage and other non-pharmacological pain relief measures; assistance to partners who want to play an active support role; help so the woman has a safe and satisfying childbirth as the woman defines it.

Please submit sites that relate to the doula profession.

ODP Guidelines for Submitting a Site.

Sites with a defined geographical area should also be submitted in the appropriate Regional category for which they are physically located.

World is for sites in languages other than English.

Business is for businesses which provide products or services to the healthcare industry.

Shopping is for online sales sites for the consumer.

This category is specific to doulas who are actively providing services: this is someone who offers labor support during childbirth or postpartum support to mom and baby.
Please submit sites to the appropriate subcategory, or this category if your country does not have a subcategory. All sites must be in English - other language sites belong in the appropriate category under World. If a site is primarily concerned with childbirth education, please submit to Health/Reproductive_Health/Pregnancy_and_Birth/Childbirth/Education/. If you submit your geographically specific doula practice here and not to the appropriate subcategory you will only delay your listing in the directory and bog down the editors. Thank you.