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
(featuring Marshall Klaus, Suzanne Arms, Ina Mae Gaskin, Penny
Simkin & many more!)
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
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
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.
RIGHT SIDE OF FILE: Prenatal Visits/Birth
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
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.
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
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.