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Becoming a Doula

Do you have the Love to become a Doula?

Do you have a love for the pregnant and newborn?

Do you have a love to be non-judgmental?

Do you love to share with families dealing with difficult situations?


"After attending my first birth with a friend in 1992, I realized this was a calling for me and I pursued my options of helping others in this way." 
T. Stevens



"We love because He first loved us."
1 John 4:19
Labor of Love Doulas come from various denominational and economic backgrounds.
We range from women with no children through grandmothers. 
Our common denominator is a passion for serving
and loving families in our community in the name of Jesus.





What is Entailed in Becoming A Birth or Postpartum Volunteer Doula

 

Interview

Volunteer Application

Reference Check


20 Hour Classroom Instruction (Birth and Postpartum)

Observe a 16 hour Childbirth Course (Birth) 

Shadow 2-3 Client Experiences (Birth and Postpartum) 

                                                                        Observed for 1-2 Client Experiences (Birth and Postpartum)

 
                                    Want to ask yourself more questions to see if Labor of Love MidMichigan is a place for you to volunteer? 
Read more on the 10 Questions and Answers Guide.  

Read through the Q&A Guide and ready to apply?  Here is the application
Having trouble with the PDF? 
Here is a Google Doc, you can fill out and email in. Google Doc Application
                                                                                                   





"I've always wanted to make a difference, even if it was for one person. I've gotten to see someone who was hurt and put down by so many people, change into an amazing parent. I've gotten to see the first bonds of a mom and a baby! To me, being a Doula gives me a chance to see life at it's fullest and most amazing moments!"
A. Kovaluk