Labour Doula Mentoring

Becoming a doula is an enormous undertaking.  There are so many training organizations out there to choose from and the content you learn is all fairly similar.  Then you leave your training and can now start working with clients, and that can be a daunting task to find those clients and muddle through the unknown process.  Trainers can help you but they also have all the other trainees to help and support too.  Having a personal mentor can make a huge difference on your success and longevity in this business.  

The Toronto Doula Group is proud to introduce a Doula Mentoring Program to offer one on one support to you after you have completed your training.  

What Is Involved:

  • One weekly virtual meeting for 4 months.  Meetings would be approximately 1-2 hours in length, during the day.  Topics will vary and depend on what you need at the time.  

  • Phone and/or Text support during business hours, during the week for questions or advice. 

  • Attending a virtual prenatal class and infant care class, taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator which may be necessary for your certification and will include exposure to pregnant families. Classes currently held virtually during covid shut down of hospital based classes. 

  • Access to Doula/Client forms including contracts and birth planning forms. 

  • Extra virtual meetings available to help with client prenatal prep.

  • When you go on call for a client your mentor is available by phone or text to answer questions and give advice, including virtual labour support, even over night. 

  • Post-birth debriefing after your client's birth to go over how it went, what you learned, what you felt went well, what you feel you could have changed or have done differently and how to manage the postnatal visit. In Person or via telephone. 

Prerequisites: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must have completed a Labour / Birth Doula training 

  • Must be a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas or have proof of doula liability insurance. 

Commitment/Additional Information:

  • This mentorship program is 4 months in length. If after completion you would like more visits those can be purchased at a rate of $50/meeting

  • This mentorship program does not guarantee getting you clients but it is possible that clients looking for a doula could be available to you and that they can be used toward your certification.

  • The cost of this program is $400.00

  • Payments can be paid in instalments.

  • This is a limited program and you will have to submit an application to see if you are accepted. 

Outside of Toronto but still want support?  That can be arranged 

  • You will receive the same as above, and the attendance at any virtual classes taught by the Mentor.  

  • Meetings will be done by Zoom .  

 

Email our mentor Kim at Kim@TorontoDoulaGroup.com for questions and details.    ​

Child Birth Educator Mentoring

Putting together curriculums, understanding your audience, managing virtual classes, private classes, dealing with various types of students, becoming a childbirth educator can be daunting and you may have many questions and need help.  We are here for that.

 

What Is Involved:

  • One virtual meetings per week for 4 months.  Topics can include curriculum development, advertising your classes, dealing with difficult students, developing handouts and more. Meetings would be approximately 1-2 hours in length, during the day.  

  • Phone and/or Text support during business hours, during the week for questions or advice. 

  • Attending a virtual prenatal class and infant care class, taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator which may be necessary for your certification and will include exposure to pregnant families. Classes currently held virtually during covid shut down of hospital based classes. 

  • Teaching a section of the virtual classes which may be necessary for your certification. 

  • Your mentor can sit in on one of your classes to audit and give advice and offer suggestions.

  • Debriefing after your class to go over how it went, what you learned, what you felt went well, what you feel you could have changed or have done differently.

Prerequisites: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must have completed a Childbirth Education training with a well known organization.

 

Commitment/Additional Information:

  • This mentorship program is 4 months in length.  All efforts must be made to complete it within the 4 months but extensions are available upon request.  If after completion you would like more visits those can be purchased at a rate of $50/meeting

  • This mentorship program does not guarantee getting you clients for classes 

  • The cost of this program is $400.00

  • Payments can be paid in instalments.

  • This is a limited program and you will have to submit an application to see if you are accepted. 

Outside of Toronto but still want support?  That can be arranged 

  • You will receive the same as above, and the attendance at any virtual classes taught by the Mentor.  

  • Meetings will be done by Zoom or FaceTime.  

Email our mentor Kim at Kim@TorontoDoulaGroup.com for questions and details. 

Your Mentor!

Kimberley Fernandez has been a Certified Labour and Postpartum Doula as well as a Certified Childbirth Educator since 2006 and has supported hundreds of families in their prenatal, birth and postpartum journeys.  She is a published author of articles and stories that focus on birth, breastfeeding and the postnatal ups and downs of life with a new baby.  She is also one of The Pragmatic Doulas, a podcast about being a doula. 

 

Her passion is in support and mentor-ship and ensuring you succeed in this new career as a labour and postpartum doula.   

 

Kimberley has a depth of knowledge and has been a trainer for CAPPA for a number of years.  Having left the training side of support for new doulas she feels she must still be available to new doulas from any organization to help, support and encourage them in their journey.  

She is also the Membership and Certification Director at the Association of Ontario Doulas.   

Your success is her passion and goal!

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