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It may be that you have recently completed a doula training course, or that you are returning to work after time away. Perhaps you became a doula a while ago, but you have found that enquiries just aren’t at the level you would like them to be. Maybe your knowledge of social media and website creation just isn’t where it needs to be. Nurturing Birth have combined forces with Naava Carman, Director of the Fertility Support Company providing Fertility and Obstetric Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, as well as Doula, Doula Mentor and Head of Membership for Doula UK, to provide a practical and experiential day in which we will:
• Explore different ways of marketing yourself
• Consider what messages you are knowingly or unknowingly transmitting to your clients through your business materials (cards, leaflets, website, social media presence) and verbal communication
• Update your knowledge and use of social media, and harness your real-life social network to aid in spreading your message
We will also be considering:
• What type of contract and payment system will work best for you
• What boundaries you are establishing, and how best to enforce them
• The importance and meaning of customer service in a service-based industry
• How to keep an accurate log of your expenses, and decide whether you are better off as a sole trader or limited company
• How any additional services you offer can be incorporated into the Doula package.
At the end of this day, we would expect you to feel confident about how to spread the word about what you do, how to deal with new client enquiries and ongoing relationships, how to feel safe about money and contracts, how to present yourself for interviews and feel that you are accurately portraying yourself in your business materials and online presence. The day is aimed at doulas and other pregnancy/birth-related professionals.
The course costs £60 per person with a maximum of 15 participants.
For more information and to book your place on the course contact:
Sophie or Florence at
or complete the Register Your Interest form on the website!
Nurturing Birth is so proud to present the Nurturing Birth Directory – an easy way for pregnant mums and new parents to find all the services they might need under one roof. No need to register or give any data – just type in what you are looking for and a local list of service providers will come up! Find out all you need to know and then contact them direct via links to their website, email or phone! http://www.nurturingbirthdirectory.com
We’ve brought ourselves kicking and screaming in to the 21st century and are now posting films on our own Youtube channel! Currently we have a film featuring several doulas who have completed our Nurturing Birth Doula course, a few talking heads of Florence and Sophie discussing various doula subjects, and an interview with a former doula, now student midwife. More to come and do let us know if there are any particular subjects you would like us to cover! Nurturing Birth Youtube Channel
We are so excited to launch the Nurturing Birth Directory – a new, free, online directory for parents to find pregnancy/birth/postnatal/feeding services. Easy to use, international, with a wide range of services on offer – a one-stop shop for parents to find the support they need. If you are doula who is interested in listing your services, or if you are a parent looking for support then head over to www.nurturingbirthdirectory.com to check it out!
We were so thrilled to be asked to write an article about Postnatal doulas for the Autumn edition of Juno Magazine. There was a lot of lovely feedback on social media, and a recognition that the postnatal doula is a bit of an unsung heroine! We hope that the awareness of doulas continues to spread.
The lovely folks at Juno Magazine have given us permission to share the article with you.
JUNO article Post_natal_doula
Here is some more information about Juno Magazine and what they do!
JUNO is a natural parenting magazine that inspires and supports families through its range of features, columns and artwork. Established in 2003, it is published four times a year, in March, June, September and December. The editorial is broad, covering all aspects of family life for all ages. JUNO is loved by many readers for its articles that share personal experiences and reflections, and for the beautiful and striking images and illustrations from a range of artists.
JUNO offers fresh perspectives in this fast-paced technological world, creating a non-judgemental community for those who are keen to follow “a natural approach to family life”. There are columns on home-education, empowered birth, teens and nutrition; interviews, craft and recipe ideas and a mix of features that can help readers make informed choices as they journey through the challenges of parenting.
JUNO is available through WH Smiths, independent retailers, online at www.junomagazine.com and as a digital edition.
All subscribers receive free access to the full back catalogue of issues in digital format.