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Old 05-27-2014, 04:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got to the course in early june to start my training. after that how do i go about getting births? im thinking about doing my first 4 for free than charging like 1/2 for the last two. after that of course full price. 

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Welcome to Mothering msadler626! I hope your training goes well. I would look for volunteer programs in your area and also talk with your instructor. I was part of a volunteer program that matched moms with doulas through a free clinic. My instructor also passed along inquiries she received about free or low-cost doula services. You should also see if you can get involved with the doulas in your community. If they have someone requesting a lower fee and they cannot help them, they can pass them along to you. It's a good way to get experience.



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<p>I got to the course in early june to start my training. after that how do i go about getting births? im thinking about doing my first 4 for free than charging like 1/2 for the last two. after that of course full price. </p>
New doulas in my area offer low cost services on Kijiji or Craigslist. I would not recommend offering services for free, for a number of reasons.
http://www.jodithedoula.com/2013/03/02/no-free-births/
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Seeking volunteer Doula in Denver, CO

My husband and I relocated to Denver, CO 5 wks ago from Portland, OR. I'm currently 36wks pregnant and would really like to have a doula at our birth but, really can't afford one. I have heard that women training to be doulas will do births for little or no charge since they need a certain number for their certification. Can anyone direct me to a site or group here in Denver for this?

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I would recommend contacting the Colorado Doulas Association. They might be able to give you a referral. Congratulations!



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