Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $65. (incl. $50 credit towards doula training)
Location: ZOOM link sent the week of class
So You Want To Be A Doula
Join us around the Mother Tree! Has a seed of passion for birth or babies been discovered inside you? Let us help you plant it. Meet professional birth and postpartum doulas in this hands-on session to explore the reality of being a doula plus steps you can take to making the career change. Get answers to some of the common beginning questions. We’ll help you jump start your plans to becoming a doula.
Frequently Asked Questions
But first let’s answer a couple Frequently Asked Questions:
What’s a doula?
There are so many ways to answer this question but first and foremost a doula is a compassion human who seeks to offer physical, informational and emotional support to people in the childbearing year.
We may focus on the birth and postpartum period but these skills are transferable to fertility, loss/bereavment/abortion, reproductive health, sexual health, death any major life transition –even other peak life experiences like surgery doulas or death doulas are now growing in our communities.
Who can be a doula?
Anyone with a desire to support people in the perinatal period. We have supported individuals from all walks of life and all parts of the world. As a Traditional Healthcare Profession and set of life skills the doula profession is supportive to every age, gender and personal identification including intergenerational career moves, spiritual and lifestyle choice. Doulas stand at the intersection of birthing person to parent, individual’s access to health equity, family to community.
In an effort to cultivate and nurture thriving and sustainable culturally specific doula care (a doula for every person who wants one!) there are Diversity Scholarship opportunities for individuals who identify as Black Indiginous, Doulas of Color or Trans LGTBQIA+.. (Inquire about our scholarships).
Bring us your questions!
- Is the on-call life for me?
- What are the challenges of being a doula?
- What are the joys of being a doula?
- How do I get started? How do I get experience?
- How do you manage the rest of your life if you are going to birth?
- How many births can you do a month?
- How much will I make?
- What about my kids? My partner? My pets? My plants?
We will discuss, and answer, all these and more!