This is a resource support section for those with interest in doulas in regards to pregnancy and the postpartum experience. It is also a support section for doulas and healthcare professionals. The article and video links take you to the websites to read and watch content while the book links lead to websites for purchase. The service and advocacy links will direct you to the organization websites for you to learn more about their cause and request their services.
Articles and Video
First 5 Alameda. “Analysis of Doula Programs - Payment and Certification”. April 2019.
Greenberg, Zoe. “If Only Everyone Had a Postpartum Doula.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 Oct. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/style/postpartum-doula.html.
Gruber, Kenneth J., et al. “Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes.” The Journal of Perinatal Education, Springer Publishing Company, 2013, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3647727/.
Haelle, Tara. “Doula Support For Pregnant Women Could Improve Care, Reduce Costs.” NPR, NPR, 15 Jan. 2016, www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/15/463223250/doula-support-for-pregnant-women-could-improve-care-reduce-costs.
Kapp, Diana. “Mother's Little Helpers / Doulas Making Life Easier for Pre- and Postpartum Women.” SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Jan. 2012, www.sfgate.com/living/article/Mother-s-little-helpers-Doulas-making-life-2854713.php.
Strauss, N, et al. “How Doula Care Can Advance the Goals of the Affordable Care Act: A Snapshot From New York City.” The Journal of Perinatal Education., U.S. National Library of Medicine, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26937157.
These articles are related to the postpartum experience. We welcome your literature search efforts. Please add to this list through our CONTACT PAGE.
Apfel, Alana. Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth Communities. Pm Pr, 2016.
Glenn, Amy Wright. Birth, Breath, & Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula. Amy Wright Glenn, 2014.
Gurevich, Rachel. The Doula Advantage: Your Complete Guide to Having an Empowered and Positive Birth with the Help of a Professional Childbirth Assistant. Prima Pub., 2003.
Kelleher, Jacqueline. Nurturing the Family: the Guide for Postpartum Doulas. Xlibris Corp., 2002.
Klaus, Marshall H., et al. The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth. Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, 2012.
Pérez Miriam Zoila. The Radical Doula Guide: a Political Primer for Full Spectrum Pregnancy and Childbirth Support. Publisher Not Identified, 2012.
Service and Advocacy
This group provides a listing of doulas and their contact information for the Bay Area in California.
They provide birth and postpartum doula services for Oakland and the East Bay region.
This is a doula certifying organization that advocates for doula participation and provides resources for those interested in doula services all over the world.
This organization focuses on offering doula services and support to people of all kinds, with emphasis on groups of color and those struggling with financial circumstances.
A project focusing on expanding doula access to people in the state of Minnesota.