One woman's path through doula training, childrearing, and a computer science Ph. D. program

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birth partners: Lend me your ears!

I am actively seeking birth partners in California for interviews!  My research is on how birth partners prepare for birth and their roles, goals, and support strategies in supporting a mom through birth.  Sorry, doulas -- though I value your work, I am interested in the non-professional kind of birth partner.

Interviews last 30-45 minutes and are compensated with a $10 gift card to Amazon.

A birth partner is someone who was, or expects to be, in a role of emotional, physical, and/or informational support for a woman in labor.

You are eligible if:

  • You are expecting to be a birth partner in the next 3 months (i.e., the mom is in her 3rd trimester, or 26 weeks along); or you have been a birth partner less than 4 months ago.
  • The birth takes place (or plans to take place) in California.
  • You have never had a baby yourself.
  • You can dedicate 30-45 minutes of time.
Please contact me directly (phdoula <> gmail dot com)  or post a comment below.  Thanks!


  1. Shoot, I have just slightly too long to go, and I haven't been supportive (AT ALL!!!) in almost two years now. Oh well!

  2. I've actually got you on my calendar when mama hits 26 weeks: DING! (Though we may wait till 35ish before recruiting you... to give you time to cram for the test.) ;-)

    Just kidding -- there is no test.

  3. Actually, I suspect I'll be taking the test at about 40 weeks...

  4. Plus or minus two or three, am I right? ;-)


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