The Benefits of Doula Partnerships

Have you considered the partnership model for your business?  There are several reasons this type of business organization is great for doulas. Since we spend so much time on-call, a partnership offers lots of benefits:  Reduced time on-call. Many doulas will split...

Your Business is Not a Hobby – Part 2

{This is the second installment in this series. You can read Part 1 here.} Why should you treat doula work like a business? It would be easy enough to only accept cash and never pay taxes and not have to deal with any of that stuff.  It might be easy, but it wouldn’t...

Doula Essentials: Reliable Backup

My family recently had the stomach bug.  Why would I bring this up, you ask? Well, as I watched one member at a time succumb to the illness, I wondered when it would be my turn….and knowing I had a client due in one week, I was really hoping I would stay healthy. ...

Your Business is Not a Hobby: Part 1

As birthworkers, we genuinely care for our clients. We are energized when we teach about labor. We love to share information that we know can make a huge difference in how our clients experience pregnancy and birth. We are with clients in some of the biggest moments...