The organisation began in 2008, though doulas have been operating more informally in Germany probably since the early 90’s. Today they offer their own certification and more than 50 members actively provide doula services in Germany, mostly during pregnancy and birth. Some doulas are also offering breastfeeding classes and teaching new mothers how to use wraparounds for their babies.
Doulas in Deutschland e.V. has presented the film ‘Orgasmic Birth’ and is committed to providing doulas for pregnant Germans who want a doula but do not have the means to engage one, by engaging charitable donations and contributing member fees.
The organisation is keen to introduce the concept of doulas to more families and experts involved with childbirth, in order to expand awareness and use of this amazing, positive service. They are also actively encouraging dialogue with other doula associations and individuals through growing the EDN.