...providing care, support and information to birthing mothers & their families

Welcome to the Doula Association of Ireland website

The Doula Association of Ireland is a community of trained doulas which promotes, develops and supports the doula profession. To achieve this goal the Association activities include continuing professional development, mentorship, a peer review process and developing relationships within maternity services. We are a voluntary, not-for-profit membership organisation that is bound by a common code of ethics.

The aim of the doula is to provide gentle and caring support, information and companionship to birthing mothers and their families during the pregnancy, labour, birthing and postpartum processes. Some doulas specialise in providing assistance during pregnancy and birth, others work in the postpartum period to assist new mothers, and some do a combination of both. Whatever your circumstances or birth wishes, your doula is with you every step of the way providing continuous support and encouragement, assisting you to have the very best birth possible.

Whether you are interested in hiring a doula, becoming a doula yourself or simply would like to find out more information, we trust you will find the answers to some of your questions on our website.

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
— Barbara Katz Rothman