Testimonial for In Joy Birth Collective

I'm one of nine doulas being mentored by Heather and Alyssa during the 2020/21 mentorship program. I highly recommend this mentorship program!! I took the DONA birth and postpartum doula trainings in early 2019. I particularly love postpartum work and assumed I would be satisfied to work with postpartum families forever. Then, hello COVID! With regular postpartum work scarce for several weeks, I decided to enroll in the InJoy Birth Mentorship Program to increase my skills as a birth doula. I knew Heather and Alyssa from the doula support meetings they hosted in the past. I knew they were highly skilled doulas and excellent teachers. I can't speak highly enough about the mentorship program! We have monthly classes, a group fb page for education and support, and Alyssa and Heather are always available via phone and text. Class work has included doula etiquette, the doula/client interview, prenatals, comfort measures, postpartum mood disorders, birth complications, Spinning Babies, and so much more. We've each had opportunity to shadow Heather or Alyssa at a birth and been trained in placenta encapsulation. Of course, COVID has had an impact on the availability of births for us to attend in order to earn money to pay off our mentorship fees, but Heather and Alyssa have continued to think outside the box to provide ways for us to earn income. Postpartum support is offered to families, and I've had a great deal of extra work because of this. So thankful for that! We have the opportunity to act as a doula assistant to Heather and Alyssa (when birthing parents are agreeable), therefore providing another way to earn money to cover our mentorship fee. The program has even been extended 3 months in order for us to receive extra support and give a little more time for fees to be paid. I love the doula sisterhood being created through this mentorship program!

-Melissa Yates

October 01, 2020

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In Joy Birth Collective

In Joy Birth Collective

Birth Fee: $700 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $45

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Birth Fee: $700 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $45

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