Frequently Asked Questions
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I'm interested in hiring a doula...
How exactly does this work?
The Atlanta Doula Collective (ADC) provides a directory of doulas who are members of our Collective. As a member, these doulas have agreed to provide services at a reduced rate, as listed here.
I have some questions about your services.
Although the ADC maintains a directory of doulas, it does not directly offer services. We recommend that you direct any additional inquiries regarding services to the doula(s) with whom you plan to schedule a consultation.
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 our directory to ensure that you are personally selecting the Doula who is the best fit 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 retain the services of a Doula from our directory, begin by visiting our Collective page. Here you will find a page filled with our dynamic Doulas to choose from. These are our lovely members of the Collective who have agreed to offer specific services at a reduced rate. We encourage you to read through their individual bios and visit their personal websites and social media. Once you have found the doula(s) that you feel resonates with you, contact them directly using the listed contact information provided to schedule 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?
Once you reach out to your preferred doula, kindly inform them about your interest in the reduced rate package as advertised on the Atlanta Doula Collective's website. This will help them understand the necessary steps to proceed further.
How much are the reduced rate services.., and what does it include?
The services and rates are listed on The Collective page. On this page, you will find details about the labor support services and postpartum support services available at a reduced rate. Please note that the majority of our Collective members provide both labor support and 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 only provides mentorship to current members.
Do you offer a doula training course?
Yes, we currently offer continuing education doula trainings such as our Innerstanding Birthwork: An Intermediate Doula Training and our Advanced Doula Skills Training. We currently do not offer entry-level doula trainings.
I am interested in membership. How do I become a member?
Membership applications are opened on September 1st and closed on October 31st of each year. Applicants who have submitted their applications within that specified timeframe will receive further details regarding the application review timeline and subsequent steps. To learn more or to apply visit our Prospective Members page
Other General Questions...
How can I become part of your community?
There are many ways for you to become part of the ADC community! One of the best ways to be involved in our work is by donating to the collective movement. Your donation can help us continue to offer free community programing and aid in granting scholarships to help increase the doula workforce.
You can also attend our community events, which are offered both virtually and in-person. Our events are posted on our Events page and our social media but the best way to stay abreast of our events and programming is by subscribing to our newsletter.
If you are a Doula then apply to become a member.
Do you offer childbirth education?
Yes, we do have a virtual childbirth education series. Pregnancy Information Circle & Lunch, or PIC'L, 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 page.