In order to support the wonderful work of doulas, I'd like to dedicate a portion of the site to meeting the professional challenges facing doulas today....a resource library of sorts to make every doula's professional life a little easier.
So, I'd like to start a dialogue on the greatest challenges facing doulas today. Is it a lack of professional respect? A misunderstanding of the profession? Do you find that many of your families lack basic childbirth education information and that your home visits must also include a crash course in Childbirth 101?
Are there any resources you need to help you build your practice, such as:
- Sample Contracts
- Sliding Scale Fee Schedules/Waiver Forms
- Family Handouts (& on what topics)
- Marketing Materials
- Introduction Packets for Physician's Offices, Hospitals, Etc
- Tools & Techniques Cheat Sheets
- Menu Planning Guides
- Website Templates
or does anything else come to mind?
I'd love to be able to meet some of these needs...but in order to do so, I must know what your needs are!
So, don't hesitate to comment or send me an email~ any and all feedback is most welcome. I'll do what I can to support each doula in her work and start tackling these wishes as they come in.