The Unique Perspective of Childless Doulas: Supporting Birth Without Personal Experience

By: Care Messer | Doulas, Education, Podcast | December 6, 2023

Today’s show is a mentoring call for doulas but ALSO provides great information for parents considering hiring a doula without kids. Ali Feroah, the former host of Birth Kweens joins us today along with Ellie Oberg, a fellow doula without kids! Sometimes parents are hesitant to hire a doula who doesn’t have her own children but at the same time – she was the doula they liked the most in the interview process! I hope this episode helps you feel confident in going with your gut!

Ali, a long time doula, shares her journey into birth work and the value she believes childless doulas bring to the field. Ellie, who also became a doula without having children, discusses overcoming her initial hesitation and how she is grateful it didn’t stop her in her career goals. Both women emphasize the importance of education, community, and mentorship in their roles.

We need more doulas to support birthing families. You have a full community for support and we want you here! For early support in helping you touch base into the gifts you’ll offer as a doula, follow the link below to our Doula Ebook and Meditations/Affirmations: Building Connection and Confidence.

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About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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