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What's a doula?

A doula is a trained professional who supports women and their families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Doulas offer informational, physical, and emotional support.

Why would I want to hire a size friendly doula?  

It’s a proven fact plus size women are at a higher risk of having a c-section. Women who have a doula have lower incidences of cesarean birth.  The purpose of Plus Size Doula Connections is to encourage plus size women to hire doulas and make informed choices for their bodies.  This list also makes it easier for women birthing outside of the hospital setting to find a doula who has experience working with larger women. Having an available list of size friendly doulas helps to alleviate possible apprehensions around inviting a stranger into a woman’s birth circle of support. Plus size friendly doulas either have an interest in assisting plus size mamas and/or have experience working with the unique challenges plus size women face.

I’m a doula!  

How do I get listed on the Plus Size Doula Connections list?  Click here for information on how to get added to the list.  

“I found my amazing doula through your site and she witnessed me successfully VBAC this summer. Thank you so much for everything you do. You contributed to my healing and empowerment. And, my doula is now my mentor! I can't wait to help other plus size mamas feel their strength in birth!!!” – Sarah

“I found my doula from your website. I haven't given birth yet but so far she has been the greatest choice I have ever made. I don't know that I would have found her without this resource.” – Jade