Doulas today are labor and childbirth attendants. They care for a birthing woman, tending to her non-medical needs, such as relaxation exercises, positioning, sustenance during labor, advocacy and help in communicating with caregivers, information and planning before labor, and support after birth. And they make money doing it. Depending on the area, beginning doulas charge $200-500 per birth, and experienced doulas make even more. Amazingly, the training and set-up costs for a career as a doula are small, and the rewards go far beyond monetary compensation.
The following is the table of contents for the MyMommyBiz Original eBook Start your own Doula Birth Business
Chapter 1 Me? A Doula?
What is a doula? What do they do and could it be right for me?
Chapter 2 Certifying to be a Doula
A review of the major certifying organizations, the steps to becoming a certified doula, and some tips for completing and using your certification most effectively.
Chapter 3 Marketing and Publicity
How do I market myself as a birth doula?
Chapter 4 What You'll Need
What do I need to begin as a doula? What kind of startup budget should I plan on before I "open for business"?
Chapter 5 Support
Being a birth doula can be stressful sometimes. Where and how can I get the support I need to be a great doula and a happy mommy?
Chapter 6 Business Know-How
A little bit about business licenses, taxes, and insurance reimbursement.
Chapter 7 Conclusion
A night in the life of a doula-what it's really like.
Lists of books, organizations, websites, state & provincial resources, phone numbers and addresses that can help you.