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Our Agency Doulas
We know that you are going to fall in love with the customized care each of the affiliated doulas on our team provides! All members that work with our agency have been hand selected by Lauren and Chelsea based on their expertise and professionalism, as well as their passion and dedication to serving our clients and community. It is important to us that you receive the best care possible from your birth and postpartum doula, which is why our affiliated doulas are subject to the highest standards in the industry.
All of the doulas affiliated with our agency are trained through an approved organization which includes an in-person training and criteria to prove competence in supporting families. Doula trainings include education & guidance in the following and more:
Hands-on doula skills - including comfort measures and partner support
Learning & identifying the stages and phases of vaginal birth
Signs of labor progression including tools of comfort that can be used during each stage of labor
Medical & non-medical options for pain management
Knowledge of cesarean births and guidance on how to support families through an expected or unexpected cesarean
Skills to communicate with medical staff such as Obstetricians, Midwives, and Labor/Delivery Nurses.
Knowledge of various settings for birth including hospital, home, and birth center - and how they differ.
Newborn Care: swaddling, soothing, bathing, feeding
Nurturing postpartum recovery: nourishing foods, encouraging rest, emotional support
Breast & bottle feeding support
Normal newborn behavior and how to navigate newborn & parent preferences
Our affiliated doulas are highly vetted & go through a thorough interview process that includes assessment of the following:
Attendance at an in-person workshop from a nationally recognized training organization
Up-to-date infant CPR certification and liability insurance
Background check clearance
The ability to demonstrate basic and advanced knowledge of the birth process and postpartum recovery, as well as ample knowledge of the many questions or topics that could be discussed by a new parent
Commitment to continuing education and an expansion of knowledge
Alignment with our agency’s desire to work collaboratively with all medical professionals
Glowing client reviews that exhibit their knowledge, compassion, and nonjudgmental support that we look for in an affiliate doula. If a doula is new to this field and is without client referrals, character references are reviewed.
Availability and desire to be a part of a team, to back up other agency doulas and to commit to excellence in communication and client support.
The Doulas of OC team serves all of Orange County including Newport Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Orange, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and surrounding areas.