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Top 10 Mistakes Made by the Less Experienced Doula

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

I have a lot to say here, so I'm not gonna make this super fancy. Let's cut to the chase, eh?

Here are the top 10 mistakes (in my opinion and not in this particular order) that are often made by Doulas with little experience.

  1. Not holding their doula training accountable: So many new doulas finish their doula training and have some of the most basic questions that should've been answered in their training. If you leave your training feeling lost about where to start, you need to go back to your training organization and let them know that you need support. If you're required to serve clients in order to become certified, you should at least leave your training knowing how to facilitate a consultation and prenatal visit.

  2. Not hiring a mentor: This goes hand in hand with mistake number 1. You WILL have some questions after training. Even with good training. Hiring a mentor can help you navigate the finer details of life as a new Doula. I'll be making a separate post or podcast episode on finding a mentor. (Psssst....inquire within. I have mentorship slots open and they're on sale for $200 off during 11/2022)