I called my insurance company today to see if they covered doula services. My conversation went like this:
Me: Does my insurance plan cover a doula?
Insurance Rep: What is the cause?
Me: Uh… pregnancy, err.. birth
Rep: So, is that spelled a-d-u-l-a
Me: No, d-o-u-l-a
Rep: Is it a delivery?
Me: No, it’s a person, who coaches you through childbirth
Rep: please hold
Rep: No, we don’t cover adulas. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Does anyone know where and how I could find a doula? There are tons of names and info listed on tons of websites- but how does one choose? By location? availability? poetic-ness of their name? I feel very confused about all of this. My clinic has only confused me more about these matters.