Woven together with beautiful music and captivating photography the video artfully illustrates the positive role that doulas play in birth.

  • Footage of women in labor with their doula
  • Interviews with couples who have employed doulas
  • Demonstrations of doula techniques
  • Sections by Penny Simkin and the film's creator & doula, Felicia Roche
  • Statistics from DONA, Int'l

Working Women in Labor is the perfect tool for childbirth educators to inform couples about the benefits of a birth doula

Doulas can use this DVD during interviews or prenatal visits to show couples how a doula works and the role of the doula

DVD contains instructional footage of a seasoned doula in action - perfect guide for new doulas

"If you are wondering what a doula does and why doulas are in such demand, watch Working Women and you'll see how a doula makes a great difference even when birth is very demanding." - Penny Simkin

 


  We asked birth leaders, activists, teachers and working doulas:

(featuring Marshall Klaus, Suzanne Arms, Ina Mae Gaskin, Penny Simkin & many more!)

"What advice would you give to a new doula?"

The response are personal, funny, and illuminating, invoking both recognition and surprise.

You will be inspired and comforted all at once.

In the Doula Spirit is designed specifically for new doulas - perfect to show in birth doula trainings

A must-own for doulas, childbirth educators and doula trainers

Designed by a doula trainer specifically for doula trainings, new doulas and any birth professional needing a little inspiration.

 

Item: Working Women in Labor DVD

Working Women in Labor (21 minutes)
A firsthand look at the positive role a doula can play in a birth.

In the Doula Spirit (17 minutes)
Birth leaders, activists, teachers and working doulas answer the question "What advice would you give to a new doula?".

2 films included at one price - DVD only

Price: $35 ($5 shipping per DVD)





A complete set of self-contained file management system that guides the doula through the entire client prenatal process. Each single-use file includes: Intake Form, Agreement for Services, Prenatal Interview, Birthplan Guidelines, Expense Tracking and much more.

The files are designed to take a doula from the first call of a potential client, through charting at the labor. They are thorough, and designed specifically for the birth doula to be on the edge of her profession! What a relief for the new doula to have such an effortless starting point. There is no other product like this. They are designed specifically for you - the birth doula.

The charting system contains the following:

  • Client Contact Sheet Prenatal Visit Notes
  • Agreement/Contract for Doula Services
  • Receipt for Payment of Doula Services
  • Prenatal Interview
  • Birthplan and key questions
  • Labor Notes Sheets

Please see below for a more detailed description of the files.

The files are sold in packets of 10 at $50.00 (only $5.00 per file).

You may pay for the Doula Client Contact Files here through Paypal and then the files will be emailed to you.


The forms have been used and tested by hundreds of doulas.

5 extra copies of Client Contact Sheet: makes it easy to start over if the client has not hired you.  Simply insert new Client Contact Sheet and your file is ready to go.

LEFT SIDE OF FILE: The Business

Expense Card: Inside cover, lower left corner is an expense card with lines so you can track expenses incurred with the client.

Client Contact Sheet: All you will need for the initial client interview. Some of the information can be taken over the phone. The Client Contact Sheet is intake/history/meeting scheduling. The "Directions" portion at the bottom of the form are for driving directions to the client's house or meeting site.

Prenatal Interview Notes: Sheets for taking notes and jotting down your thoughts/observations of the visit. It's a good idea to note what you discussed, videos watched, techniques practiced, etc

Agreement/Contract: 2 forms have been provided. 1 marked "Doula Copy" and 1 marked "Client Copy." The client copy is on top so it can be easily removed once a deal for services has been reached. Two payment arrangements have been provided for you at the bottom of the form. The left 'agreement' if you want to be paid up front for your services. The right 'agreement' if you only require a deposit with the balance to be paid after the birth. Simply cross out the arrangement you do not need and fill in the spaces for the agreement you choose to use. If there is information in the contract you do not agree to or services mentioned you don't wish to provide, again, simply cross it out.

Receipt for Payment of Doula Services: Two copies attached. The Client Copy is on the bottom for easy removal.

RIGHT SIDE OF FILE: Prenatal Visits/Birth

Prenatal Interview: Used after the client has hired you and the business part has been taken care of. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the interview before using it for the first time. The interview has been modified and is up to date with the most relevant questions to help you best understand your clients birth histories, wishes or concerns. If you don’t feel comfortable asking any of the questions don’t ask them. There is space at the bottom of the interview to add you own questions. The Prenatal Interview is not intended to be the full extent of your prenatal visits with the client, but rather a starting point.

A Guideline To Your Birthplan: Of course the client does not need to use this as their actual birth plan, however it can be an excellent starting point or forum for you to discuss plans for the birth and it is obviously well designed to act as the birth plan itself.

Labor Notes: When the Prenatal Interview and the Birth plan have been completed it is a good idea to move the Labor Notes sheets to the front of the right side for easy access during the labor/birth. These are for charting and note taking during the labor/birth, which I find necessary when creating the detail birth log/story for the client.