Let me guess your New Year’s Resolution: It’s time to get moving on your doula business! Jump into January with the 31 day challenge at Utah Doulas in Training! Each day in January, you’ll have ONE task to complete. Just one, but by the end of the month you will have accomplished so much more! […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the start of the new year, it’s a time when many doulas pledge that this will be THE YEAR, the year that they finally get their business off the ground and become profitable! If that describes you, I invite you to join us (click right here for the signup!) before January 9, 2016 to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you are a doula, you are a business owner! Being a successful doula requires some basic knowledge of running a business, and thankfully, there are some great resources out there for you to follow and read. If you are not already following some business related blogs, here are some of my favorites (other than […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Beth Hardy, SCMT, MT-BC www.HeartTonesDoula.com Moving to a new place can be exciting, fun, and a little daunting. Learning the area, meeting people, getting started with a new job – these all take time and energy and can sometimes feel pretty difficult. Moving to a new place AND starting out as a new doula can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
True or false? “A doula is an advocate for the birthing family.” Trick question! The truth is that while a doula can advocate for birthing families in general, advocacy has no place in the birthing room with an individual family. When you are supporting a mom in labor, you need to ensure that your voice […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Struggling to get off the ground with your fledgling doula business? Need to improve your work habits? Unsure of the best way to reach expectant families to market your services? Have I got some help for you! Announcing the September Step Up – a 30 day program where we assign you a task every day. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week I blogged about the Top 10 Mistakes New Doulas Make – this week I’m countering with a top ten list of things you should do if you want to be successful in your doula practice. 1. They value themselves Successful doulas know that their work is valuable, and have confidence in their work. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Doula work and business work are very different skills. Sometimes the same person has talent in both, but often those who have natural inclination for the nurturing of doula work struggle with making it a sustainable business. Since the DONA training provides little, if any, business advice, and the organization that does do business advice, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve owned my own business since 1997, and over the years I’ve learned many things. I’ll share 5 really important ones here: 1. You can’t care for others if you don’t care for yourself. One of the hardest births I ever did came at the end of a VERY long day. I’d hiked 7 miles, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s interesting to me the way that there has come to be a divide in the doula profession. There are those who view their work as a doula business, and those who are horrified at the idea of doula work as a business. I recently read this short article on hospital work that has inspired […]Continue Reading... No Comments.