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Q: What is DOYA?

A: DOYA is a doula collaborative and birth worker collective for communities along the Oregon and Washington Coast. At DOYA, our team provides resources, support, and education to doulas, birth workers, and families. We are dedicated to ensuring inclusive and culturally congruent care to our birthing community and strive to increase the accessibility to birth supports in these areas.
Q: What are the benefits of hiring a doula? 

A: Hiring a doula has been shown to have a positive impact on birth outcomes, including shorter labor, reduced need for interventions, and improved breastfeeding rates. Doulas provide emotional support, comfort measures, and advocacy during birth, as well as education and guidance throughout pregnancy and postpartum.
Q: How do I find a doula through DOYA?    
A: For access to our doula directory, head on over to our About page

 or simply fill out a Doula Match Form to have our Doula Match Maker connect you with local doulas that specifically meet your needs.

Q: What is a doula?
A: A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to parents before, during, and after childbirth. Doulas are not medical professionals, but they work alongside healthcare providers to support families and ensure a positive experience.

Q: Will insurance cover the cost of a doula?    
A: Some insurance plans do cover the cost of doula care. You can check with your insurance provider to verify your coverage. Many of our doulas are eligible to accept OHP/Medicaid, Apple Health, or bill services to your FSA/HSA debit card.

Q: How can I become a doula?
A: Becoming a doula involves completing a training program, typically lasting 2-3 days or more. Certification is also available through various organizations. DOYA offers resources and support for those interested in pursuing a career as a doula.

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