Founded in 1999 by Ilana Stein, the original idea for MDG was a place for doulas to gather face to face, share professional stories and network together. Over time, and with the growth of the profession, the work has moved beyond a simple 30 person monthly meeting. But as always, the intention remains: To open minds and hearts to the work of “doulaing” – local, caring, nurturing, family-centric work.

While monthly meetings have gone the way of Facebook Groups and independent doula groups, collaborative and agencies, our primary goal is still be a resource for area doulas to network, find support and grow their practice. And as always, we meet the needs of local area expectant and new families by offering our directory of MDG affiliated doulas.

The doula future is bright!  It’s about expansion – expanding minds, expanding understanding, expanding awareness and of course, expanding families!

Thanks for visiting!

– the MDG council