Student Labor Doulas
In the menu on the left is the list of Birthingway student labor doulas. If you came straight to this page from a search or another site, you might want to read our Doula FAQ first.
In the practicum portion of our training program, our students offer their services as student labor doulas to pregnant women for free. The purpose of this free service is two-fold. First, it is our hope that pregnant women who could not otherwise afford to employ a doula for their birth will, with this service, be able to have a doula help them as they go through the pregnancy and birth process. Second, it allows labor doula students an avenue in which to acquire the birth experience they need to be certified as labor doulas through Birthingway. In order to qualify for our student doula services, we ask that families fall under the 150% federal poverty guidelines.
Before you peruse the following list of Student Doulas in search of someone to assist you in your upcoming labor & delivery, please read the following statement:
Birthingway College of Midwifery does not supervise student doulas and is not responsible for their conduct in their role as prenatal, labor, and postpartum support for the expectant mother and/or her supporters. Birthingway makes no claims regarding these students, other than that they have completed the classroom portion of their training. These students are now volunteering or charging low fees for their services in order to complete the number of births required for certification as a labor doula by Birthingway College of Midwifery. The students are not supervised when providing doula services to clients during this practicum period. Therefore, anyone contacting and engaging the services of the student doulas listed below do so voluntarily, and hold harmless Birthingway College of Midwifery for the conduct of these students. If you choose to work with a student doula, you are entering into a relationship with that doula, and not with Birthingway College of Midwifery.