Every year DC Birth Doulas accepts a select number of newly trained doulas to participate in a 15 month apprentice program. Once accepted into the program, participants are paired with a senior experienced mentor, receive continuing education and training, shadow and assist at prenatal appointments, births, and postpartum visits, and, upon completion of their initial training, begin attending births as a member of the junior doula team. As a member of a group practice, participants benefit from a shared on-call schedule, established marketing resources and training, and an expanded depth of knowledge and experience from which to learn. Upon completion of the program, most doulas have attended between 30-60 births and are able to promote themselves as intermediate to advanced doulas.
If you are interested in applying for a spot in the DC Birth Doulas Apprentice Program, please begin your application process today.Apprentice Program Application