Doula Starter Kit
“How do you become a Doula?”
The Business aspects of becoming a doula are what most of us struggle with.
The first step toward becoming a doula is the same for everyone–inspiration. From there, many paths may lead you to this rewarding work.
What is your goal? Are you looking for a job that will support you financially? Or are you hoping to attend some births and be of service to a few select women?
I was the owner of MamaDoula, a Postpartum Doula service, for four years. Once I decided I wanted to serve the greatest number of women and families, I found out it was a good idea to put into place a firm business structure that would help me to maintain longevity. I also needed a way to maintain inspiration and support from other birth professionals. So that is what I did.
First, I developed a comprehensive system of forms that I called my Doula Kit. It contains:
- Client Welcome Letter
- Client Intake Form
- Business Contract
- Sample Price List
- And, MOST importantly, a Doula Evaluation Form for Mom at the end of a job
Now I want to make this YOUR DOULA KIT!
These forms took me over one year to develop. But through (lots of!) trial and error, consultation with attorneys and other birth professionals, I finally got them to a place where I was a smooth-running machine!
These days, you can obtain software to run your doula business. Although I personally haven’t tried it, I would imagine it is very good.
However, if you are a beginning doula, or even a prospective doula, you might not want to make the financial investment necessary to obtain software.
YOUR DOULA KIT is for you, the New or Prospective Doula
I have decided to provide my forms for only 9.97, as a way to serve the doula community. Just enter your name and email below. You will receive a PayPal link via email. Upon receipt of your payment, we will forward the forms to you, usually right away, by email. It’s that simple!!
(Please Note: My forms are geared toward POSTPARTUM DOULAS, but they can be adapted to a labor doula practice).
Remember I mentioned the support part of being a doula? I created my own “doula study group” with other members of the childbirth community. We meet once per month to keep up to date on the literature and also to process our experiences. This is a great idea for meeting others in the childbirth community, getting support, and getting the word out about your services!
Enjoy and In Wellness,