Become a Doula
Do you have what it takes to be a doula?
How to Become a Doula in Wichita, Kansas
Being a doula is a wonderful career - we wouldn't change it for the world. However, it is also quite challenging at times! Are you looking for information on doula training in Wichita and how to get started as a doula? Here are our recommendations.
1. Take an in-person training
While there are many doula training programs in existence, not all of them are created equal. We recommend certain in-person, hands-on workshops to help you get the best possible training and information on how to be a doula. You should research various doula training programs thoroughly to get a sense of which one would fit your personality and needs. Our affiliated agency doulas are only trained through ProDoula, the certification organization for the modern doula.
2. Join online doula groups
Don't post quite yet...just read. Social media contains a wealth of doula groups where you can grab a drink, sit back, and learn massive amounts of valuable information from real experienced experts in the field. This is a great group for aspiring doulas.
3. Get a head start on studying
While you will learn how to support clients in your training and you don't necessarily need to know every single fact in existence about pregnancy and birth, you do need to have a good understanding of how the process works and what kinds of scenarios you may encounter. Some books we consider important reads include The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin, and The Doula Book by Klaus & Kennell.
4. Consult with Wichita Doula
As an experienced doula and established fixture in the Wichita birth and parenting community, Sara Skiles, CEO of Wichita Doula is pleased to meet with aspiring doulas for a 1-hour consultation on starting out as a doula. Topics include the local birthing culture, how to sort through training options, how to start a doula business, and answering other questions you may have. Please use the below form to set up your consultation and get on your way to becoming a doula!