Being a doula is not one size fits all – there are choices to be made and options to be evaluated. Regardless of your path, ProDoula provides each member training and certification with support and guidance necessary to thrive!
You can become a doula and work independently. This allows you to make your own rules; you decide when you want to work, how to market and sell your services and what those services will be. With the freedom and flexibility to make all of your rules, comes responsibility and pressure that can be overwhelming or unfamiliar – ProDoula can help you to navigate and overcome these challenges by:
Many people become a doula and work for a doula agency. This type of work allows you to work for clients without any of the time or expenses associated with running a business and finding those clients. You are paid for the time you are working, although at a rate that is lower than what you would make as an independent doula. ProDoula can provide you guidance to:
Become a certified doula and own a doula agency. For the entrepreneur turned doula, or doula turned entrepreneur, this is an incredibly rewarding opportunity – personally and financially. It puts you in the driver seat, setting an agency agenda and becoming a leader of women. In this scenario, you are not only responsible for your own financial success or failure, but also that of the independent contractors under your agency. It can be stressful and overwhelming but in the end, the best decision you ever made. ProDoula can provide a tremendous amount of support and advice by:
Utilize your training to Support the Ones You Love. You’ve got the backing of seasoned, professional doulas but you don’t necessarily want to start a business or work for strangers. Instead, you develop your skills by offering your services to friends and family, people who know and trust you. This type of work can be incredibly rewarding (for you and the new parent), but it can also be a difficult balancing act – in these instances you are more personally invested in each friend or family member than you would be as a hired doula. ProDoula can help you: