The Association of Bulgarian Doulas was founded in September 2011. It consists of 20 members who attended Debra Pascali-Bonaro’s doula training course in March 2011. Most of us are at various stages in the process of becoming certified with DONA International.
Our members are ardent birth activists, involved with birth in many different aspects. Many are lactation specialists, childbirth educators, midwives. All of us devote a considerable amount of our time to changing people’s preconceptions about pregnancy and birth, as well as birth practices in Bulgaria.
Our most recent campaign targets the unlawful attendance fee charged by hospitals for the presence of doulas and family members at birth. Another recent campaign we organized presented the benefits of the midwifery model of care for pregnancy and labor to the public and media.
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