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Forum: Doulas   11-23-2011, 08:28 AM
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Views: 157
Posted By momto9kidlets
One of the best places to find clients is...

One of the best places to find clients is through word of mouth and handing out your business cards.  I would start with friends and family - do they know anyone who is pregnant that you could work...
Forum: Doulas   11-22-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By momto9kidlets
I have been a doula since 2003 and am certified...

I have been a doula since 2003 and am certified through DONA.  I was also at one point certified through CAPPA, but quite honestly couldn't keep up all the fees associated with all of the different...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   10-14-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By momto9kidlets
When using oils or any sort of scents please be...

When using oils or any sort of scents please be very careful and make sure the mama or anyone in the room doesn't have allergies.  I didn't see what type of oil was in the massage oil, but sometimes...
Forum: Doulas   10-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By momto9kidlets
I don't even know where to start on this one.  I...

I don't even know where to start on this one.  I am currently taking a training (not related to birth) and while in the training I met a woman who told me she was a doula.  We got to talking and she...
Forum: Doulas   08-31-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By momto9kidlets
I got mine by offering free services to teen and...

I got mine by offering free services to teen and low income mamas.
Forum: Doulas   08-26-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By momto9kidlets
Sorry I'm a little late, but my advice would be...

Sorry I'm a little late, but my advice would be to be yourself :o)
Forum: Doulas   08-12-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By momto9kidlets
I am certified and the reason I did it is...

I am certified and the reason I did it is because for me I felt like I would be more credible and more professional if I was certified.  I also am one of those people that if I take a training I...
Forum: Doulas   08-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By momto9kidlets
I had the same thing when I was certifying and...

I had the same thing when I was certifying and so I ended up paying for the class, and then was so upset because the educator was downright mean. She didn't let me introduce myself, wouldn't let me...
Forum: Doulas   08-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By momto9kidlets
Honestly I probably wouldn't have gone into a...

Honestly I probably wouldn't have gone into a ton of detail and would have simply said that just like adults are different so are babies.  If he pressed me I would just repeat myself and leave it at...
Forum: Doulas   07-29-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By momto9kidlets
 Congrats on getting hired!!!   My resume...


Congrats on getting hired!!!
 
My resume includes my current work (I have my private business, teach classes at a hospital and  my nonprofit business all listed here), my education (I have a...
Forum: Doulas   07-28-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By momto9kidlets
How long is your interview?  If the interview is...

How long is your interview?  If the interview is too long that can blow it.  I used to stay as long as families wanted me to and couldn't figure out why I didn't get hired.  One family actually told...
Forum: Doulas   07-27-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By momto9kidlets
I started with family and friends, and then...

I started with family and friends, and then volunteered my services to teen and low income women.
Forum: Doulas   07-27-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
  Taxes?
Views: 1,307
Posted By momto9kidlets
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by midnightmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1323164/taxes#post_16574492)

I have been...
Forum: Doulas   07-26-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
  Taxes?
Views: 1,307
Posted By momto9kidlets
I claim it on my taxes because not doing so is...

I claim it on my taxes because not doing so is illegal and quite honestly I wouldn't want to chance getting caught.  Call me paranoid, but that is me :)
Forum: Doulas   07-22-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By momto9kidlets
I think the first step is looking at the...

I think the first step is looking at the organization - what is their philosophy and do you agree with it?  After that you will want to find a good trainer.  In any organization there are good and...
Forum: Doulas   07-08-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By momto9kidlets
Have your friend do a search online for Group...

Have your friend do a search online for Group Strep B alternative treatments.  There are several suggestions out there.  As far as being nervous because she is your friend - honestly this should be...
Forum: Doulas   07-08-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By momto9kidlets
What does her doctor say?  How does she feel...

What does her doctor say?  How does she feel about it?  Personally I see that as not being part of your job and being out of your scope.  It isn't your place to make sure she gets the antibiotic or...
Forum: Doulas   07-04-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By momto9kidlets
For me it really depends on the family, what is...

For me it really depends on the family, what is going on, do they want me there?  Some families I will meet there and stay for awhile and see how things go and then leave but stay close.  Others I...
Forum: Doulas   06-19-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,856
Posted By momto9kidlets
Bummer, but we do offer something else that...

Bummer, but we do offer something else that might be of interest to you.  We do offer free referrals, so if you do births in the very southern part of Wisconsin you could be put onto our referral...
Forum: Doulas   06-18-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,454
Posted By momto9kidlets
Positioning, vocalization, birth ball, massage,...

Positioning, vocalization, birth ball, massage, counterpressure - really you can do just about all of the same things that you normally with just by the monitor versus moving far away.  The only...
Forum: Doulas   06-17-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By momto9kidlets
I think that might be community based or...

I think that might be community based or regionally based, so you could try it.  I never had success where I live, but again that could be based on where I live.  I even paid a ton (and I mean a...
Forum: Doulas   06-16-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,856
Posted By momto9kidlets
We service the mothers in the Milwaukee area....

We service the mothers in the Milwaukee area.  Let me know if that is too far for you or if you are still interested because we are looking for more doulas.  You can learn more about our group here...
Forum: Doulas   06-15-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By momto9kidlets
Typically this board isn't for finding a doula....

Typically this board isn't for finding a doula.  I would suggest you go to dona.org, cappa.net, childbirthinternational.org, icea.org, doulanetwork.com and look at the listings on those sites.
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Forum: Doulas   06-13-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By momto9kidlets
For me it was all word of mouth - having lots of...

For me it was all word of mouth - having lots of happy and satisfied clients who would then refer me to their friends was priceless.  Also having a website so friends could have a place to refer...
Forum: Doulas   06-10-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,856
Posted By momto9kidlets
I would love the link.  I am working on learning...

I would love the link.  I am working on learning as much as I can from as many people as I can :)
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