Doula Association of the Mountain Area

Welcome to DAMA

The Doula Association of the Mountain Area, DAMA, is an organization of independent, professional doulas in the Western North Carolina region. DAMA's intention is to connect expectant parents, new families, and care providers with local birth and postpartum doulas. Our member doulas are dedicated to providing the highest standard of support to expectant and new families, upholding a professional standard of doula service, and helping to educate the community about the benefits of doulas.

What is a Doula?

There are two types of doulas, birth and postpartum. A birth doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth. A postpartum doula assists new mothers and families in the postpartum period by providing lactation assistance, sibling integration, meal preparation, light household cleaning, and general education on infant care. To learn more, check out our What is A Doula? page.

Find a Doula

On our Find A Doula page, you can browse through DAMA's birth and postpartum doula list. Each of our doulas has her contact information and biography listed, making it easy for you to choose a doula who fits your needs. We have member doulas from all over Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, making a strong and available team of doulas for your pregnancy and postpartum needs - no matter where you live!

Asheville, North Carolina