Sunday, February 19, 2012

Doula Update

Hey all, so I'm finally getting my shit together and applying for doula training scholarships from the toLabor Birth Doula Training and the CAPPA Postpartum Doula Distance Program. I also just got accepted to do the local Open Umbrella Collective's training for Full Spectrum Doulas. Not to mention my off-chance application to Open Arms Perinatal Services. So yip-yip, it's essay writting time, and since I am woefully neglectful of this blog, I plan to share my stories with you all (though I will spare you the woe-is-me financial statements).

So, on my to-do list of questions are:

How will you benefit from being at toLabor and participating in this program?

How do you plan to share your new skills with others in your community?

What abilities or experience do you already possess that will enable you to effectively share these skills with others?

Why do you want to receive certification in your chosen field?

Explain any work you have done and training you have received in the field of childbirth, postpartum, and/or lactation issues.

Tell us a little about yourself. How do you identify racially, ethnically and/or
culturally (optional)? Do you speak a language in addition to English?

Tell us how you came to want to be a doula.

Is there a particular community that you wish to serve? What is your interest in this
community?

Please describe how you plan to balance your home/family/work life with the
unpredictable schedule of doula work.

Ok, I feel like I'm pretty well set up for getting these, since my main goal is to work for free or on a generous sliding scale with low income and disabled women in my community, but I still have to figure out how to make that all sound peachy-awesome for an application that may be up against fuck knows how many others...

Sigh.

Wish me luck.