Doulas do not have to be trained or certified to work with families; it is an unregulated industry. In order to serve my clients in the most professional capacity, training and especially certification, is of high value to me as a doula.
During training, doulas get instruction to acquire the basic skills needed to work with clients. Certification is a longer process that involves extensive study, examinations, understanding of best practices, and continuing education. Evaluations by perinatal professionals and clients is required for certification.
I am a certified labor doula, and am working toward my postpartum doula certification. I must work with three clients for a minimum of 20 hours and have them evaluate me as a postpartum doula.
As part of my certification, I am offering three clients a reduced rate for daytime postpartum doula services:
$400 for 20 hours ($100 savings)
$300 for 20 hours ($200 savings) if you are also my birth client
It doesn't matter when you are due-- I will offer these rates to the first three clients who sign up!
"Five stars aren't enough - Raquel is incredible! She made sure that I was informed and comfortable with all of the decisions made both before and during labor. She's an excellent resource for information, and she respected every decision that I made along the way . . . I am so grateful that she was there for me through labor and delivery (and my husband is too!). If we have another baby, she'll be my number one choice of doula." - Alex H.