About Us

The Doula Association of Central Oklahoma (DACO) is an association of doulas in the central area of the state of Oklahoma. The purpose of our association is to improve the quality of maternity care and health of mothers and newborn babies by providing physical, emotional, and informational support for women during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and by furthering the profession of Labor Support. We work to actively and effectively increase the number of trained doulas and increase communication for doulas. Our goal is to enhance the role of the doula in families, communities, and health care systems in Oklahoma.

DACO Inc. was formed in 1998 in response to the growing need for labor support in central Oklahoma. DACO Inc. members are a diverse group of Doulas and supporters.

There are currently two kinds of doulas in our membership, Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas. Some doulas will provide one service, while other doulas offer both services.


Our Executive Board is made up of members of the community, who volunteer their time and run the program. All members of the board are active doulas in the community.


2015-2016 Board

President – Michaela Ahmad

Vice President – Amy Townsend CD (CBI)

Public Relations –

Secretary – Laura Murray

Treasurer – Cheryl Pratt

Historian/Librarian – Cara Smith

Parliamentarian –


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