The job of a birth doula involves staying updated about birth trends. It can be a great thing to help you know what’s going on at the national and state level, but it’s also a great way to think of topics for newsletters, blogs, presentations,… read more
Incorporating Mindfulness Techniques into Doula Services: A New Approach to Birth Preparation
I want to talk about something profoundly transformative yet often overlooked in our field: the art of mindfulness and its application in birth preparation. Understanding Mindfulness and Its Significance in Birth To start, let’s break down what mindfulness is. Mindfulness refers to the practice of… read more
How to Reply if You Think It’s a Doula Scam
Protect yourself from doula scams by establishing clear boundaries, recognizing warning signs, and employing strategies that prioritize both your emotional well-being and the integrity of your profession.
Introducing the Maternal Mental Health State Report Cards: A Vital Resource for Doulas and Their Clients
Discover the Maternal Mental Health State Report Cards and learn how they can help doulas and birth professionals support their clients, stay informed on policies, and advocate for better resources.
The Best Gift Ideas for New Parents: A Guide for Doulas
Doulas provide invaluable support to new parents during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Learn how to show your appreciation with practical gifts such as meals, breastfeeding supplies, baby gear, and postpartum care supplies. Budgeting and tax considerations are also discussed.
Setting Boundaries with Doula Clients
Learn how to set boundaries with your doula clients and maintain a healthy work-life balance with these five tips, including detailing expectations in writing, being direct with clients, offering alternatives, unplugging from work, and trusting your gut.
How to Gracefully Handle Unresponsive Clients as a Doula
You’re excited to start working with a client, and they seem equally happy to work with you. You send messages back and forth, and then… nothing. No response. As a doula, you help people through periods of uncertainty, but what do you do when one… read more
How Doulas Use Customer Relationship Managers (CRM)
A CRM, or Customer Relationship Management, is a software tool that helps businesses manage their relationships with their customers. Doulas can use a CRM to keep track of their clients, their interactions with those clients, and the services they provide. This can help doulas to… read more
10 Mistakes Doulas Make on Their Website
Having a web presence is important to get clients as a doula. A simple page on a doula listing site is a great way to start out with low cost and ease, but as you grow you’ll want to consider having your very own website.
Ready to Take the Plunge? Starting a Doula Business Just Got Easier!
Starting a new business is a big undertaking – but you don’t have to go it alone! With the right tools, you can become a doula entrepreneur in no time. Here’s how: 1. Research the field and understand the role of a doula. Following up… read more
3 Keys to Making Your Doula Business Take Off
1. Identify Your Niche & Target Market Identifying your niche and target market is an essential part of setting up your doula business. Believe it or not, not every pregnant person is your ideal client and it’s important to narrow down your target audience. To… read more
Where Doula Onboarding Goes Wrong
One of the things that doulas often do is focus on how to get new clients. This is certainly an important part of the doula business. Our business model is unique in that our clients only use our services for short periods of time and… read more