How to Apply

To be eligible for this program, you:

  • Must have attended a doula training course and (preferably) a breastfeeding course. We are able to assist you with this process, if needed.

  • Must not be certified as a doula

  • Be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Be dedicated and willing to provide support to low-income families in Southern Maine/Greater Portland Area
  • Willing to participate in an interview
  • Willing to provide services for at least 2 births with the program
  • Willing to fill out all required paperwork, including evaluation of the program

As a doula with the Community Doula Birth Program, you:

  • Must be willing to do 2 prenatal visits, be on call for up to 4 weeks each birth, attend the birth from once the client calls until after the birth of the baby, assist with breastfeeding, and do 1-2 postpartum visits
  • Will be matched with an experienced mentor to help you every step of the way
  • Be provided paperwork and tools to use during prenatal and postpartum visits
  • Have the support and resources of a non-profit organization
  • Willing to contribute $50-100 sliding fee to the program in return for the services, resources, mentoring and experience you will be receiving

As part of CDBP, you are not allowed to:

  • Diagnosis or treat medical concerns

  • Make decisions on your client’s behalf
  • Promise any specific outcomes

If you have any questions, please contact info@communitydoulas.org

To apply: fill out this form and we will be in touch!
Doula Initial Form

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