Like many, when I trained as a doula, in 2008, I was full of information to share and eager to go to births. However, through my traditional doula training, I was not able to see a prenatal meeting or a postpartum meeting in person or attend a birth until I had a client of my own. Although I had learned a lot, I didn’t feel prepared to properly support an expectant family.
Seeking out a mentor was one of the most important things I did to start my career. Having the opportunity to see how an experienced doula conducted her meetings and supported her clients through labor, was priceless. The experience I gained from working with her prepared me for working with my own clients. She was also a source for advice and help in the early days of my doula career.
Most doula certifying organizations cannot offer an apprenticeship program. However, like me, many new doulas benefit greatly from working with a mentor. Which is why I am so excited about my new services. Through Beloved Birth, I am now offering a Doula Exploration Consultation, a Distance Doula Mentor program and a Three Month Doula Apprenticeship program. Something for everyone
Wondering which is right for you?
Have you thought about becoming a doula, but don’t know what to expect or where to start? The Doula Exploration Consultation is perfect for you. We will sit down, in person or via Skype, to explore your goals, why you want to be a doula, what life a doula is like and the different training options.
If you have already completed a training workshop and have decided to pursue a career as a birth professional, I have two great options. First is the Three Month Doula Apprenticeship Program. Perfect for the local, Central Kentucky, doula who wants first-hand experience, learning from an experienced and respected doula. You will be able to attend prenatal appointments, postpartum appointments and at least one birth. Plus, you will receive guidance in starting your own business, your website, social media, client forms and much more. The apprenticeship is a wonderful way to gain real world skills, while working with a professional doula. Through this program you will gain confidence, learn important skills, and have a head start in building your doula business.
The third offering is the Distance Doula Mentor Program. If you would love to have the opportunity to apprentice, but do not live the Central Kentucky area this is a great option for you. This program gives you the opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with me to discuss you goals and business plan, guidance with two of your clients(from hire to postpartum), review and guidance on your website and social media strategy and more.
I am grateful for the guidance and experience I gained from working with a mentor and I am excited to offer the same opportunity to you. Whether you are thinking about becoming a doula or have completed a training workshop, I can help guide you to the next step in your career.
Click here for more information and to apply.