5 Things You Need From Your Doula Certification.
I’m familiar with the increasing numbers of doulas disheartened by the certification options available to them. Doulas work hard to complete their certification and often feel they don’t gain much more than letters at the end of their name. Many are choosing not to recertify with their original certifying body because they gain little from maintaining their certification. I fully believe that when a person completes their doula certification they should be proud of the letters at the end of their name, not just because of their meaning, but because of what they get. You deserve more than just letters. Much more. Here are just five of the top things you get with Birth Boot Camp DOULA certification. We’ve set our standards high – expect a lot from us!
You will not only know some doula techniques, you will be confident as a doula and business person. You will know how to gain clients, interview and get contracts signed in addition to being confident working as a doula. Confidence is an important key to success in any business, but especially one that involves the interpersonal skills needed in doula work. From interviewing potential clients, to handling the variations of labor, you will be confident and poised.
2. Business Support
Birth Boot Camp DOULAS receive business training, contracts, all of their paperwork and filing; and each of their clients receives a copy of Supporting Arms, a book just for Birth Boot Camp DOULA clients to help them prepare for their birth. This means no crazy handouts and no copying and printing- it’s all ready for you.
3. Marketing Support
Birth Boot Camp DOULAS receive marketing training at their workshop and have continued marketing support available to them including websites, business cards, promotional materials and stock photography – this is all INCLUDED. You will have access to marketing videos you can watch at any time from a marketing professional which will guide you in the days ahead. We do this because we want you to be successful and fulfilled through your passion for birth.
4. Lactation Training
Doulas often help mom initiate their first latch and check on breastfeeding during a postpartum visit. This means that doulas really need more breastfeeding training than just attending a breastfeeding class. Birth Boot Camp DOULAS not only take a full breastfeeding class covering newborn through weaning, but attend a lactation workshop focused specifically on doulas and lactation support. This ability will set you apart and make you more than a doula who can provide counter pressure in labor, but one who can help mom and baby have the best start.
5. Mentorship and Community
All Birth Boot Camp DOULAS have available to them mentorship by experienced doulas and peers as well as continued community, which is invaluable in this line of work. The culture of Birth Boot Camp is one of support – both personal and professional. From sharing marketing ideas, celebrating births and professional highs and lows – this community is unbeatable.