What is a doula?
A doula is a woman who works with pregnant women by supporting them through the birth. Her services usually come with a paid package, though there are some who charge a reduced fee.
What is a community based doula/birth worker?
A community based doula is a woman who lives in and is from the same community in which she serves. This woman can relate to the client from a community standpoint and from a cultural standpoint. She also offers extended supportive services beyond that of a doula, according to your specific needs. She becomes a sister, friend, mentor and neighbor.
How can I get a birth worker/doula & how much does it cost?
Call or email Birthing Beautiful Communities, and we will match you with a birth worker from your neighborhood and who you are comfortable with. If you live in a high risk area, there is no cost. We will help you decide what services you need.
What is the difference between a birth doula and a postpartum doula?
The birth doula works with the pregnant mom until the labor and delivery. The postpartum doula works with the mom after the labor and delivery. It most cases, women should have both. Having a new baby is a lot of work, and a postpartum doula can help you around the house, and adjust to being a new mom. She can cook, clean, run errands, and look after the baby while you shower or rest.
I need help getting my GED or High School Diploma. Can you help with that?
Yes. We have great partnerships throughout the community, and can connect you with the appropriate program that will assist you further. We will also be there to support you every step of the way until you reach your goal.
What are some other services that you provide?
We host a series of workshops and classes from breastfeeding summits, stress relief, bonding with baby to co-parenting and healthy eating coaching. We can assist you with speaking your goals, writing them down and visualizing them to create your own personalized life plan.
Can you offer support services to members of my family?
Yes. We want to help anyone who is a part of your baby's life. Our team members are trained community based doulas and administrative staff . If a household member is experiencing issues, please talk to your doula, and we'll help create a plan and work with them.
The work that you all do is pretty cool. How can I become a community based doula?
Great question! We love to grow our team. Women will always be in need of support and it is our duty to support and uplift each other. In order to become a part of our team, you would need to:
How much does it cost to become a birth worker with BBC?
Generally, the cost of training is $1,600 however, we can cover a portion, if not, all of the costs if you reside in the neighborhoods we cover, which is why we go through an interview process to be sure that you are committed to this work.
How much does a birth worker get paid?
The compensation is very dependent upon the clients that you serve. The level of risk is different for each mother, therefore, the amount you are paid per client depends on the client's needs.