The short answer to this question is, “no.” The doula/client relationship is monetary. Clients are paying the doula for a service. Though it is a connected relationship of trust, which can blur the boundaries of the relationship. And you should … Read More
The one question I hear most from Doulas starting out in the industry is: How to be on-call for a client? If someone has never been on an on-call schedule before for employment, this can seem like a daunting and scary element of being a birth doula. Rest assured, there are many options for on-call doula work and I want to talk about each type, their benefits and drawbacks.
We know that a quality doula will provide support for her client in whatever choices she makes. Whether or not she agrees with those decisions should not affect her care. That said, it is not uncommon for negative emotions to arise in connection with a choice her client makes, either towards her client or the care providers.
Shadae interviewed Amanda Rhodes a New Beginnings Doula Training certified doula, and the organizer of It Takes a Village Prenatal and Postpartum Convention. Enjoy! Where are you from and tell us a little bit about your journey to be a … Read More
No two clients are alike in their birth preferences or how their birth unfolds. Choices, biology, and personal desires all come together to make a unique experience. In the same way, each doula, or doula group, comes with their own … Read More
What is your name? Amanda Rhodes What is your doula business name? Beyond the Bump And my non-profit: It Takes a Village Where are you located? Cape Girardeau, MO When did you finish your doula certification? November 2019 Why did you … Read More
You’ve just finished your training, and you know you are going to make a great doula! You have your doula bag ready to go, but now you just need to figure out how to find those clients in the first … Read More
Navigating the waters of photography for your doula blog can sometimes prove to be tricky. That said, there are low-cost and even no-cost options that offer high-quality, attractive stock photographs that are safe to use and will keep you out … Read More
While having an online presence is not the only tool in your bag for promoting your services as a doula, it is an integral part of the whole advertising picture, and if done right, is a fairly inexpensive return on … Read More