I am now offering one on one doula mentoring. My mentoring will consist of one on one meetings that will be beneficial to any new doula starting her business. I will go over the initial first meeting, booking, prenatal visits, birth plans, comfort measures, how to support mom and partner in labor, how to support a spouse of a deployed military member and so much more. I will go into everything that you need to know about being a doula and how to get started. I remember starting my doula business and not having one person that I could just contact and sit and chat with. I want to be that person for new doulas. I want to make sure that their first birth they feel confident that they can support that mom instead of like they were thrown in the ring with lions. I have already contacted a local home birth midwife as well in the Hampton Roads area that is willing to let new doulas attend some home births and support a mom and learn from her the role as a doula. I plan to ask other midwives as well if they will be on board that way people who mentor through me can see a home birth and a midwife assisted birth first. Hospitals can be a little scary at points when you walk in for your first birth and not know where to go or who to ask questions to etc. I want to make sure that new doulas can walk in with confidence and feel like they can say "I got this".
I am currently working out all of the information for pricing and how many people I can take a month to mentor. Please bare with me while I work out all of the logistics. I will make another blog post to announce when the link is ready to go!