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Doula Bag Checklist with Links to Everything

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Being a doula is an incredibly rewarding and important role. As a birth worker, you have the privilege of supporting and empowering women during one of the most transformative experiences of their lives. To ensure that you are fully prepared to provide the best care possible, it's essential to have a well-stocked bag of supplies. Whether you're a seasoned doula or just starting out, this list of essential items will help you be ready for anything that comes your way.


Doula contract

Doula Certificate

Business cards

Birth Plan


Heating pad or hot water bottle for pain relief

Cold packs for reducing swelling or providing comfort

Massage oils or lotions for relaxation

Rebozo or a long scarf for various comfort techniques


Birthing ball or exercise ball for position changes and comfort during labor

Peanut ball for assisting with optimal fetal positioning

TENS machine for pain relief (if applicable and permitted by the birth setting)

Soft eye mask for sleep