Many verterans left the company for these very reasons. If you're looking for a community of peers to ask questions to try all doulas placenta forum or, http://thenewplacentagroup.ning.com/
this group is compiled mostly of folks who left.
Before you sign up you should crunch the numbers a bit. You will be forking over $200/month even if you don't do 5 placentas a month. That's what her contract binds you to. That boils down to $2400/ year. $2400/ yr times say 50 specialists is $120,000/yr. the way I see it this is not someone who is trying to cover costs but is looking to get rich off of ME. Not to mention the dramatic increase over what she was charging- $250/yr. I NEVER got a single referral from that $250. Nope not a single one. When I (and others) have directly asked her what she is going to do with that money her answer is vague at best, "take it to a national level". OK, does that mean??
She has taken a business model that works for slimy sales men.. not the birth world. Can you imagine if Midwives or doulas used a multilevel marketing scheme?? We wouldn't go very far. Mana, NARM, CAPPA, DONA none of them are using a multilevel marketing plan and there is a reason for it.
Be careful what you sign. Jodi is a sly cat and can't be trusted. She has put many past specialists in an unethically sticky legal situation. They are not allowed to encapsulate placentas for 3-5 yrs or say they were trained or certified through her company. I paid for training and I should have the right to say I recieved it. There are many other unethical mishaps that have happened over the course of her switchover to the new method. Too many to list here.
You may find it difficult to get an honest response from previous specialist as she has bound us in our contracts to not compete with her or try to disuade someone from joining her company. My response to you alone puts me in a very precarious situation. Additionally, you may be hard pressed to find someone who can giveyou a positive reccommendation that doesn't want you to be under them in the chain.
My statements are ONLY my opinion and my personal experience. You will need to make your own informed decision. My comments are in no way meant to disuade you from doing anything one way or the other.