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For Expectant Parents & New Families
Find free birth and postpartum doulas, as well as locate doula programs, home visitor programs, and similar support services in your area. To learn more about the difference between birth and postpartum doulas and the types of services provided, see A Consumer’s Guide to Doulas. All doulas offering services through this website are agreeing to provide free services to families who cannot otherwise afford to pay for services.* Doulas retain the right to refuse free services to families who appear able to hire a doula, but they may not use this website to solicit paying customers. To see whether or not you qualify for free services, see our Income Guidelines.
*Since many of our volunteers are themselves low income, volunteers may ask to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses of providing services to you, such as mileage reimbursement at $.55 per mile and parking fees at the hospital.
For Birth & Postpartum Doulas (average completion time 3 minutes)
Only doulas offering free services to families are invited to register. You must have completed formal doula training to list your services on this site. If you want to become a volunteer doula, but cannot afford training, doula training scholarships are available. Please read our Doula Pledge prior to joining the Directory. And finally, we will not include commercial website links in the Directory. We recommend that you upload a picture of yourself to accompany your online profile. Your picture should not include other people and, in particular, it should not include doula clients since we do not have their permission to use their images. A simple head shot of you is best.
NEW! Volunteer Opportunity for Postpartum Doulas in Southeastern Michigan
Michigan Doula Connection recently launched Safe Transitions, an initiative to support families upon their infant’s discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Joe’s Hospital in Ypsilanti. Each family that is referred will be matched with a volunteer postpartum doula in the community who will visit the family in their home during the first two weeks following discharge. Are you a postpartum doula interested in volunteering for this program? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community-based organizations and public health programs offering in-home services to families during the childbearing year are also invited to register. Registration should take five minutes of your time. Increase access and visibility for your programs!