Welcome to the first of a blog series, "Do I need a doula if...?" As a doula, I highly encourage you to take a childbirth class. You will learn the normal process of birth, the choices and options you have, and some about interventions and birth support. Doulas often do not have time in prenatals to cover all that you will learn in a childbirth class. So why do you still need a doula? * Childbirth classes can not cover every aspect or situation that may arise during birth.