How do you decide on a doula? There is such a long list on the DONA international site, I don't know where to start.
We used Stacey Marshall for our birth doula. She was a great advocate and kept me moving during labor. She also worked really well with my OB. http://www.mothertreebirth.com/who_doulas_staceyb.html
We used ABC Doulas for postpartum. www.abcdoula.com
Joan Bryant is fabulous, and she teaches the birth class at Kaiser Sunnyside.