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mentorship program

starting your practice

Entry level coaching, education, doula training and community for those interested in starting a birth work practice and securing a lifetime certification as a birth and/or postpartum doula.

our mentor program opens for enrollment every fall.

Join our waitlist, and be the first to know when we open the next round of applications.

"I was in the starting your practice year, and that is exactly what I did- I started my practice! I remember being in class for the first mastermind, feeling really overwhelmed by all the things I would need to set up (contracts, website, business stuff, etc) and it's been really humbling and exciting to see and notice the growth in myself this past year. Over the course of the year I have done a few postpartum jobs and now I have a few births lined up in the fall as well.

Regardless of where you are in your doula journey, you will not regret this! I am so thankful to be part of this community for life and I know for sure I wouldn’t have had the confidence to get started without the gentle push and support of others here."

starting your practice mentee

New doulas will learn and have access to:

business resources on:

  • Crafting your best business
  • Big money goals
  • Marketing, budgeting, pricing
  • Finding your ideal clients and creating a deep connection 
  • Your packages, what they include, and how to deliver on your promise
  • Understanding complementary practices
  • Career pathways in healthcare

Professional lessons on:

  • A 2-day quickstart workshop  for untrained doulas or doulas who need a refresher
  • Perinatal nutrition
  • Cesareans and high-risk birth
  • Basic and advanced labor support
  • Basic lactation
  • Supporting the postpartum family
  • Newborns and all they need
  • Access to recordings of our Comprehensive Childbirth Prep

support in:

  • Sustainability (making this work for you)
  • Trauma (your clients’ and yours)
  • Cultural competency
  • Self-care
  • Working with other professionals

community access with:

  • Quarterly office hours with Tanya Wills
  • 1-on-1 access to experienced Manhattan Birth mentors
  • Small group mentoring
  • Monthly masterminds with your cohort to dive deeper into course materials


And all doulas have the option to add our Integrative Lactation and Feeding Specialist training to your mentorship at a discounted rate.

ready to learn and grow in your birth work business?

join us for one of our upcoming info sessions:

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