The Doula Association of Ireland CLG is a not for profit, membership, trade and professional association, that promotes, develops and supports doulas and the doula profession in Ireland. The Doula Association of Ireland CLG is an inclusive organisation, welcoming Doulas providing range of supports, including, but not limited to: Antenatal, Birth, Postpartum, Fertility, Abortion, Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Menopause, End of Life.
The primary mission of the doula profession is to positively impact the childbearing experience and other life stages for individuals and their families. Fundamental to doula care is the understanding that continuous emotional support and reassurance during labour, birth, postpartum and along journeys improves and enhances satisfaction.
The purpose of the Association is to promote the professional development, advancement and recognition of Doulas in Ireland for the benefit of mothers, babies, parents, families and the wider community.
A Doula Association of Ireland CLG doula will have completed approved training or alternative pathway modules for experienced doulas and birthworkers. Our members are Garda vetted, have appropriate insurance, have completed Child First training and are recommended to be tax