I have a question for some of you more experienced doulas. I received an email last week from a woman who had read my post on another thread and was interested in doula services. She and her husband hadn't made of their mind yet regarding using a doula (which I get as my husband and I went through the same this when I was pregnant). I emailed her back, let her know that I would be available on her due date, and then offered to meet for an interview. I haven't heard back from her.
My question is this - is it considered bad protocol to send a "follow up" email to touch base with her? I don't want to sound pushy. This is my first opportunity since I completed my training in April, so I was pretty excited to get the email.
Thanks for your advice and suggestions. I know this profession takes patience and time to get up and rolling. I'm just hoping to speed things along if possible.
One more question - Did any of you "cold call" midwives after your training to get your name out there? I'm a member of my state's doula association, but wondered if it would be OK to email some local midwives to introduce myself. Thanks again.