Frequently Asked Questions
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I'm interested in hiring a doula...
How exactly does this work?
I have some questions about your services.
Because the ADC does not provide services, we encourage you to direct any additional questions about services to the doula(s) that you intend to schedule a consultation with.
Do you assign doulas to those who are interested in reduced rate services?
No, we do not assign doulas. We encourage everyone to have an active role in hand-selecting their birth team, therefore, we encourage you to consult with at least 2-3 of the doulas that are on the directory to ensure you are selecting the doula that works best for you and your family, as well as ensuring they are available for your estimated due date.
How do I hire one of the doulas on your directory?
To begin the process, take a look at the following webpage: The Collective. You will also find the directory which contains a list of doulas to choose from. Those doulas are our lovely members of the Collective who have agreed to offer these services at a reduced rate. When you are ready, use the contact contact information to reach out to the doula(s) of your choice for a consultation.
I found a doula from your directory that I am interested in hiring, but:
1.) Their website does not list the reduced rate package or,
2.) Their website has a different price point than your website.
How do I move forward?
When you contact the doula of your choice, inform them that you would like the reduced rate package as advertised on the Atlanta Doula Collective's website. This will inform them of the next steps to be taken.
How much are services for the reduced rate package, and what does it include?
First, take a look at the following webpage: The Collective. There you will find information on the labor support services and the postpartum support services that are offered at a reduced rate. Keep in mind that most of the members of our Collective offer both labor support as well as postpartum support services.
I am a birthworker...
I'm interested in mentorship opportunities and would like to know if you offer shadowing/mentorship opportunities?
At this time the Atlanta Doula Collective does not provide mentorship opportunities.
Do you offer a doula training course?
Yes. Our training, Innerstanding Birthwork, takes a deep dive into topics that are generally not expounded upon in other trainings. For more information click here.
I am interested in membership. How do I become a member?
Membership applications are opened on January 1st and closed on January 31st of each year. Those who have submitted applications during that timeframe will receive additional information on the timeline of the review of applications, and any steps taken thereafter. We do look for specific attributes for those who are considering applying for membership, so please check here for those requirements.
Other General Questions...
How can I become part of your community?
There are many ways for you to become part of our community, which is dependent on your preferences.
One of the best ways to be involved is by attending our events, which can be virtual or in-person. The events that are hosted by our Collective are posted on the Events webpage, but for events where we are a vendor, those are posted to our social media platforms or in our email subscriptions.
If you are a birthworker, you may want to consider membership into our Collective. For more information see the first question in the third column in the "I am a birthworker..." section.
If you are pregnant or newly postpartum see the next question in this section.
Do you offer childbirth education?
Yes. Our childbirth education series, PIC'L (Pregnancy Information Circle & Lunch), is a free virtual course that is reserved for pregnant or newly postpartum families.
If you are a birthworker, we encourage you to share this information with your client.
For more information, or to register, check out our Events webpage.
What community programs do you offer?
We offer a monthly program known as Mama Talk, which is generally hosted on the 3rd Saturday of each month. More information, or to register, check out our Events webpage.