So you’ve finished your training and you’re left with that “now what?” feeling. You aren’t quite ready to launch a website and you don’t know how to organize your business. You want to get your name out there right away but don’t have the confidence to start advertising. The doulaed mentoring program is here to help you bridge the gap between training and established business. Mentoring program members are added to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get feedback on business challenges you face and you will be a part of a monthly case study and birth processing group via online video chat. Being a part of this group isn’t just about receiving information, it’s about boosting each other up and building meaningful relationships.
This program will help you skip the struggling start-up of doula practices where many doulas agree to free or very low cost births out of desperation for experience. Those that are shadowing will be listed on the doulaed website as an apprentice doula and will be able to charge a rate that is higher than most new doulas dare to charge.
If you are worth being there you are worth being paid.
You will also have the opportunity to shadow me through an entire birth experience including 2 prenatal appointments, a comfort session, the birth, and a postpartum appointment. If you add the files option you will receive editable copies of all of the forms and contracts I use, saving you a lot of time and making sure your contracts don’t have holes that will leave you vulnerable. You will have access to me for additional mentoring via text and chat during my business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and you will be shown how to get your business working for you. I can help check your website for grammar errors, readability, function, and give suggestions on how to make it better. Choose any or all of the options below!
*To qualify for the Apprentice Doula program you must have completed your doula training through an accredited organization and you must be willing to sign a contract that you will follow the scope of practice I have set as our standard of professionalism as well as a confidentiality and copyright agreement. Fill out the form below if you’d like to apply for this program!
Shadowing experience, birth client: $300 for 4 appointments and a birth as well as mentoring and debriefing,
private Facebook mentoring group access, includes forms and website listing. (Limited availability during Covid Hospital Restrictions)
Birth Client Protocol Mentoring (up to 3 hours) with private group access, forms, and website listing, $125
Forms only, digital format, editing rights, with instructions $65
Shadowing experience, postpartum client: $10/hour with a 4 hour minimum.
On-call mentoring during your client’s pregnancy and birth: $50
On-call mentoring during your client’s postpartum contract: $30
In-depth mentoring via phone or video $25/hour
Website review and editing $25/hour
*CAPPA Labor or Postpartum students that took their training with doulaed are eligible for special discounts!
“Observing and being part of Michelle’s mentoring program helped me understand what a doula does more practically than any training can do. Seeing the way an experienced doula works gives you ideas of what you like and will incorporate in your own practice and things that you would have said or done differently, and helps you know who you are as a doula. For someone as hands on as I am, being a part of an actual birth without the pressure of being the main doula was an essential key to my development and has helped me feel more confident with my own clients. She has so much personality and is so true to herself, which showed me that every doula is different and that I need to learn to bring my unique personality into my work. Michelle was also quick to respond to all the messages and questions I bombarded her with. She was always patient with me, lifted me when I felt depressed, reminded me of my worth when I was tempted to sell myself below it, and she is full of so much knowledge about the practical side of running a doula business. She showed me that doulas need to be doulaed just as sure as a birthing woman does.” ~K