Doulas provide emotional and physical support as well as comfort and information for birthing women and their partners. The primary goal of the doula is to facilitate healthy and meaningful birth experiences.
While many doulas have some sort of formal training or certificates in fields such as education or nursing, there are no formal requirements for one to be considered a doula. However, it is most advisable for one to be a member of DONA (Doulas of North America), the premier international certiﬁcation organization for doulas.
There are approximately 2,000 doulas in Israel, the majority of whom are self-employed, with a small minority employed in hospitals like Tel Hashomer. Most employment opportunities for doulas in Israel are currently concentrated in larger cities like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
These resources will allow you to learn about the field, familiarize yourself with the Israeli nuances of industry, find employment opportunities, create professional connections, learn about educational opportunities, and keep track of new developments or events.
Doulas in Israel https://www.facebook.com/groups/1900653336828991/?ref=share
Looking for a Doula in Israel https://www.facebook.com/groups/1092420654115577/?ref=share
DONA (Doulas of North America) https://www.dona.org/