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Groups for birth professionals.

These groups provide opportunities for networking, education, public events or peer support. Please contact the ALACE office to add or change a listing.


Wilmer: Birthing Options Study Group, Renata Hillman, (251) 463-2426,


Anchorage: Doula Support Meeting, Lesley Nelson, (907) 277-5051.


Berkeley: East Bay Doula Circle, Holly Wiersrna, (925) 947-5874,

Los Angeles: Doulas Association of Southern California, DeAnne Spicer Todd, (818) 766-5155.

Sacramento: Valley Foothill Doula Collective, (888) DOULA-4-U.

San Jose: South Bay Doula Circle, Chrys Holland, (408) 857-0901.

Santa Cruz: Birth Network of Santa Cruz County, Laura Maxson, (831) 425-3373.

Walnut Creek: Mt. Diablo Doula Community, Julaine Dugan, (925) 756-2943.


Crestone: Traditional Childbirth Study Group, Zuki Abbot, (719) 256-4544,

Denver: Colorado Doulas Association, Karen Robinson (303) 665-7997.


Hartford: Connecticut Doula Network, (860) 644-2746, or Renee Bryan at (860) 644-8516,


Maul: Birth Sisters of Hawaii, Christy Galyon, (808) 572-9260.


Evansville: Birth Professionals Network and Study Group, Jenni Shaver, (812) 479-8309.


Davenport: Quad City Doula Association, Trudi Shafer, (563) 326-4757.


Kansas City: Doulas of Kansas City, Mona Snoderly, (913) 281-4808.


New Orleans: Community Doulas, Crys Aprill, (504) 314-1528,


Bangor: Maine Association of Independent Doulas (MAID), Evelyn Conrad, (207) 945-9804.


Baltimore: Baltimore Area Childbirth Professionals, Jennifer McGeehan, (410) 7197077,

Columbia: Chesapeake Midwifery Guild, Eloise Stager, (301) 809-0620,

Frederick: Doula Association of Frederick, Liz O'Shea, (301) 371-7429.

Harford County: Chesapeake Doula Network, Amy Guy, (410) 457-4080.


Boston: Boston Area Doula Group, Meghan Warner Denenberg, 781-639-6002 or

Boston: Labor Support Backup Network, Mary Evans, (508) 877-6473.

Sterling: Central MA Doula Group, Kimberly Beck, 978-422-7267,

Western Mass: Green River Doulas Network,, greenriverdoulas@yahoogroups. com.

Worcester: B.E.S.T. Council of Childbirth Educators, Betty Blackham, (508) 222-8873,


Minneapolis: The Childbirth Collective, Noelle Haland, (612) 721-4820,


Columbia: Mid-Missouri Doula Cooperative, DeeDee Farris-Folkerts, (573) 443-8574.

St. Louis: Doulas of Greater St. Louis, Lori Peterson, (314) 644-3025.

SL Louis: Bimonthly Doula Potlucks, Julie Guttman, (314) 965-7488,


Billings: Big Sky Doula Association, Lacey Kraft (406) 252-7692.

New Jersey

Bergen County: BirthNet, Vicki Hedley, (201) 505-1214.

Lakewood: Childbirth Study Group, Heather Baek, (973) 249-9539.

New York

Ithaca: Women's Health Study Group, Marlo Capoccia, (607) 387-4232.

New York City: Metropolitan Doula Group,

Rochester: Rochester Birth Network, Lynn Barnett, (716) 234-0022.

North Carolina

Charlotte: Charlotte Doulas, Deborah Sue Griffin, (704) 5449806,

Newton: Blue Ridge Birthing Arts study group, Kathryn Berkowitz, (704) 462-4498,


Cincinnati: Doulas Unlimited, Pam Kleingers, (513) 779-2685, or Susan Keith-Hergert, (513) 921-3437.

Columbus: Birth Workers of Central Ohio, Jill Vagedes (614) 268-3127.


Oklahoma City: Doula Association of Central Oklahoma, Gwen Hill, (405) 670-8563.


Corvallis: Midwifery/Doula Study Group, Meredith Weir, (541) 752-1173.

Eugene: Birth Companion Network, (541) 284-5984.

Eugene: Doulas Supporting Teens, Bess Day, (541) 607-0487.

Portland: Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, Judy Fleck, (503) 684-9469.


Erie: Lake Erie Association of Doulas, Alice Edwards, (814) 8330731.

Lancaster/Harrisburg: Susquehanna Birth Network, (717) 656-1237.

South Carolina

Florence: Northeastern South Carolina Doula Group, Uta Mattox, (843) 661-1078.


Austin: Heart of Texas Doulas, Lanell Coultas, (512) 459-3088.


Salt Lake City: Utah Doula Association, (888) 838-1456.


Brattleboro: Doula Network of Windham & Cheshire Counties, Lucinda McGovern, (802) 257-0663.


Richmond: Richmond Doulas, Sara Fariss Krivanec, (804) 236-8660.

Roanoke: Birth Assistant Support Group, Wanda Smith, (540) 562-5222.


Greater Seattle Area: Doula Support Group, Carla Pedey-Braswell, 206-909-9292.

Puget Sound Area: Pacific Association for Labor Support, (206) 329-PALS,

Snohomish: Snohomish County Doula Support Group, Mary Beth Rothnie, (360) 668-8175,

Southwest WA State: Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, Debbie Flynn, (235) 581-7869, or Alyson Alexander, (360) 514-4011.

Tacoma: Tacoma Labor Companions/CEA of Tacoma, Cindy Carmichael, 253-761-2851.

Yakima: Birth Circle, Elizabeth Meyer, (509) 457-2854.

West Virginia

Hurricane: Doula Network of West Virginia, (866) 55DOULA.


Milwaukee: C.A.R.E. Network (Childbirth Assistants, Resources & Education), (414) 529-3667.

Racine: Birth Partners, Annmarie Klyzub, (262) 898-2041.

Ontario, Canada

London: Doula Study/Networking Group, Jill Ritchie, (519) 472-9538.
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