The Birth Center Doulas

TBC Doula Program!

The Birth Center strives to empower and support women throughout their pregnancy, labor, birth, and during the postpartum period. We believe women have the right to seek care that is medically safe, that fits their lifestyle, and that recognizes and respects their individual, physical, spiritual, psychological, and economic needs. Sometimes this means a Birth Center birth, sometimes this means a hospital birth, or maybe that means a home birth.

Through the doula program, our goal is to provide support to all women, those planning a Birth Center birth, those hoping to deliver at The Birth Center but transferred to the hospital during labor, those planning a hospital delivery, and those planning a home birth.

Our paid doula program will consist of call shifts for doulas. Each doula will do a minimum of one 24 hour call shift per month. There will be one required morning workshop for all Birth Center doulas to review the center’s policies and procedures following training and certification. Quarterly meet and greets are also required.

Steps to Participate in the Birth Center Doula Program:

  1. Complete Application Process
    1. Requirements for Application
      1. Resume emailed to Justine Deputy at thebirthcenter@thebirthcenter.com and Kathleen McCarthy at mccarthy@thebirthcenter.com
      2. List two References
  2. Interview: Approved applicants will have an interview in June 2017 to be accepted into the doula group!

Cost

  1. Additional costs for those interested in the TBC program (which will be a paid program after certification):
    1. DONA Doula Certification Process: See DONA’s Birth Doula Certification Guide
      1. All TBC doulas must have a current DONA or Birth Arts certification.
    2. TBC Doula Program Training: $100

What is DONA International?

The mission of DONA International is to promote high-quality birth and postpartum support by setting the standard for the doula profession through evidence-based training and certification for doulas of diverse backgrounds.

Why DONA International?

  • Founded by neonatologist & pediatrician (reputation proceeds them)
  • Recognized internationally
  • Well steeped in tradition / over 25 years
  • Sets the standard for doula education
  • Work in concert with ACOG
  • Strategic partners include CMIS, SIMS, Lamaze International & Childbirth Connection

As we create the program, it is important for The Birth Center to create a consistent standard for all in our program.

Contact:

Email Justine at thebirthcenter@thebirthcenter.com with any questions!