"A calm, confident, intuitive mother is inside every female.
She just needs the freedom to BE."
-Chris Anne Johnson,
Founder and Director
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What sets MaternityWise apart from other programs?
It's a program started by an inspirational business educator who wanted to help other women and their families to enjoy the special time and adjustment surrounding birth. It offers certification to postpartum doulas, and in the near future; birth doulas, ante-partum doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants and childbirth advocates. The training workshops include a business growth seminar free of charge.
We also pride ourselves on offering the latest technology to continue educating our members.
You'll receive more than conventional medical information.
Yeah, we're holistic and a little on the crunchy side!
2. How long does it take to become certified?
As long as you decide. We do not have a required deadline. We understand that life happens and this is about you and your passion for families not red tape. You will be required to maintain your membership and you’ll have to pay the increases (if any occur) of fees for Training Workshops and application submission that apply at the time of each.
3. How many hours do trainees typically spend w/ a family or are they required to spend?
For evaluation purposes, you will be required to spend at least 5 hours with the families who are evaluating you. Otherwise, the amount of time spent may be significantly more or less. It will depend upon the families’ needs and we suggest that you remain flexible as to the length of time.
4. How will I get clients/network?
As part of the MaternityWise Training Workshop, you will learn many ways to promote your business on a shoestring budget. You will also receive local and national resource contact information for networking and growing your business. All members are also listed on the MaternityWise website for parents to find with as much or as little contact information as you prefer, and because of our front page ranking on every search engine, the site is well-trafficked.
5. How much does a postpartum doula get paid?
Certified doulas do get paid more than pre-certified doulas. The rate of pay also depends on the location of the services being rendered. This is your home-based business. You should do an expense-profit analysis, just like with any business. You may set your own prices according to your target market, your experience, your expenses and the local average. Some doulas charge more for clients who live more than 30 miles away from them. Postpartum Doulas generally make anywhere between $20-$60 per hour, with the majority making $25 per hour.
6. Will I have access to a mentor to ask questions and receive advice?
Yes. We have a Chain of Support and it begins with your peers. If ever you have an emergency situation, you will also have immediate access to the Solutions Committee members, who are also founders of MaternityWise. Please read more about this under: Code of Ethics on page 7 of your Membership Guide.
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