JOIN OUR BIRTH TEAM

become a Born doula

As birth doulas our job isn’t just a job—it’s a sacred responsibility to teach women how to trust birth, show them how to safeguard birth, normalize pregnancy and birth, and bear witness to the transformation of a couple and the creation of a family. We are blessed to be onlookers to some of the most beautiful moments of life—-gorgeous, raw moments. And a doula who is wholly fueled and supported in her work is even more present for those beautiful moments.

A burned-out doula? Not so much.

We burn the candle at both ends. We stretch ourselves thin at marathon births, and then we return home exhausted and care for our partners, children, and homes. We are on-call all the time, our phones on, our minds on, constantly wondering when the next birth will happen. We work in isolation, sometimes experiencing trauma at birth and we don’t always have a safe place to land—people to share with, to counsel with.

We believe that doulas can do what they love and have a life.

We believe that doulas deserve a living wage, an excellent living wage that provides for their families. We believe that doulas deserve a community of sisters to share the pain and the joy with.

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The Born community is connected, resourceful, and caring. As a Mom, doula, and massage therapist, I am providing support for many. It is helpful to have a network of knowledge, back up, and team-oriented Doulas who have experience in the field. I feel at home when I can call up a Born member. I love how passionate everyone is! We learn from each other and grow as professionals. I have infinite gratitude and respect for the model of this agency that promotes healthy living within new families.

 

-Austen, BORN team doula

I am extremely grateful to be a part of Born Doulas. Being a part of this team has been very beneficial for me personally & professionally. By joining Born Doulas I have a collective of professional support to manage the ups and downs of serving families during a pandemic of which has required any extra level of flexibility, communication, and creativity. The emotional support of a team of like-minded birth professionals to share our experiences (confidentially) has been very helpful. I also really appreciate the continued education through monthly meetings on birth/maternal/infant health topics to further our collective learning. I'm grateful to be growing, practicing & of service to families within this collective of like-minded birth professionals.

-Gretchen, BORN team doula

I joined the BORN team because I wanted the chance to work alongside other doulas and continue gaining experience with families. As someone who also works independently as a doula and has a busy schedule, I appreciate that I can still support families through BORN but not have to handle all of the administrative “behind-the-scenes” details. I love the flexibility to decide who I am available to support, while also having the freedom to work with my own clients. I also really believe in the BORN system of surrounding new moms with a whole team of support, including her doula, childbirth education, and lactation support. This profession can feel isolating at times, so knowing that I have other doulas on the team who I can reach out to for support, advice, and back-up is a great benefit to working with BORN!

-Cameron, BORN team doula

WHY THIS WORK             WORKING FOR YOU

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It’s difficult to find clients. Some months are slow and when you don’t get any inquiries you start to worry about where your next paycheck will come from.

You're not charging what you're worth.  You know the value that you bring to couples but you don't feel comfortable asking for what you'd like to earn

You feel isolated. You work alone, sometimes furtively texting a trusted friend to ask a question. It gets lonely, especially when you can’t talk about the difficult things you witness. You long for a trusted circle of women.

You're tired of all the back-end work.  You dislike answering emails, setting up interviews, sending out contracts, collecting payment.  You'd rather just show up and do the work you love without all the business owner headaches.

WHY WORKING WITH              IS DIFFERENT

Born

  • We provide you with a steady, consistent stream of clients AND you can still have your own personal business.  You only take on BORN clients when/if you want to!

  • You have a circle of committed doula sisters to be your back-ups.

  • You are paid a generous hourly wage.

  • BORN is committed to physiologic birth and helping women achieve those goals in and out of the hospital. There is so much joy and fulfillment watching a woman stand in her power and claim her birth. No more clients who aren’t sufficiently educated or get pushed around by providers.

  • Your clients attend Intentional Birth, our incredibly thorough, self-paced 6-week online birth class, taught by BORN founder, Alicia and her co-creator, Meredith. You don't have to do all of the client education on your own!

  • You are responsible for three prenatal visits, two by Zoom and one in-person, to review comfort measures and birth plan, induction, and to connect with your client. All prenatal visits are laid out for you, including slide shows.

  • You attend monthly doula circles where we come together to discuss the births we’ve attended, what we've learned and how we can improve.

  • You attend quarterly training to further your education, free of charge!

 

Born

We want to help you become the doula you were              to be!

  • You’ve attended at least 30 births

  • You’re passionate about a woman’s right to choose what’s right for HER.

  • You feel comfortable supporting birth at the hospital, home, and in birth centers.

  • You believe that birth is a natural, physiologic process and it WORKS. You trust women AND the birth process.

  • You’re wired to love people, all kinds of people. You love talking to them, learning about them, and figuring out what makes them tick. People feel comfortable and easy around you.

  • You believe that women can have calm, confident births and truly enjoy their experience.

  • You are excellent at going with the flow and you take things as they come.

  • You recognize and develop potential in people.

  • You find it easy to put your thoughts into words and you are a good conversationalist.

  • You enjoy teaching clients

  • You can sense the feelings of others.

  • You enjoy close relationships with clients and you find deep satisfaction in working hard with couples to achieve their goal of an unmedicated birth.

  • You follow directions well and follow through.

  • You have a desire to learn and improve.

  • Your superpowers come out to play at birth. You easily tune into a couple’s needs and respond to them.

 

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If you’re looking for a long-term commitment with a company whose mission is to serve others and change lives, then we’d love to talk to you!  Simply fill out the form below and we'll reach out to you shortly.

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