doula website feedback

  Why isn’t my site working for me? This is one of the questions I got asked in my 2017 questions survey, and while she was directing the question to her specific site my answer is to all of you! You’ll find my actual answer regarding common doula website design mistakes here, but I want…

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Doula Blog Strategies

Want to blog but worry about the time commitment? Have trouble imagining how on earth you’ll manage to write regular posts? Blogging doesn’t have to be nearly as complicated as many birth workers imagine. I find myself sharing these same nuggets of advice over and over again with clients, so it’s time to bring them…

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featured doula interview the birth bag

I’m pleased to introduce you to Kristin Smith, creator of The Birth Bag, a new pre-packed labor support bag for families planning a hospital birth without the support of a doula. Kristin is a longtime birth and postpartum doula, and this is her first venture into offering a product on the national level. I wanted…

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how to get new doula clients

Many years ago my dear husband took an advanced networking and business skills training. He was looking to translate his international non-profit skills into a new sector, and find effective ways to communicate his worth to potential employers. He was gifted with an incredibly simple, but invaluable teaching that has been of tremendous value on…

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Doula Website Design Inspiration

There is this moment in the journey of birthing a new website as we seek design inspiration and just the right blend of elements. It happens with every single website I help design. It feels a lot like that moment when a labouring mom is 8cm and things really get moving… We begin with ideas,…

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Doula Stock Photography

***Be sure to check out my more recent blog post with an abundance of links to sources of free and paid quality doula stock photography. >>> Find great doula stock photos here!… There are moments when it feels to me as though we have reached a tipping point in terms of awareness of doula care…

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To Do List Tips

One of the best things about birth and postpartum work is the opportunity we have to nurture and support our clients through this extraordinary time in life. It would be lovely if this were the only thing on our to do list – devoting all of our hours to supporting the families who have invited…

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passive income for doulas

One of the topics that often comes up when talking business with birth and postpartum pros is the challenge of having income streams tied to billable hours. In order to increase income to a sustainable level it is common to see birth workers adding on services such as placenta encapsulation and childbirth classes to their…

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your doula office

If you’re a doula, chances are you don’t rent office space where you can meet with clients. While the majority of midwives, and massage therapists, childbirth educators, and prenatal yoga teachers do have spaces they can call their own, or at least share with other practitioners, doulas tend to live in a more fluid work…

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doula interview tips

I hosted a free call recently about the Doula Interview (find the call recording here!).  It is my belief that a website is best used as a living, active tool in support of your birth practice.  A well-designed website will actually help potential clients take the next steps to learn more about your care.  In…

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doula interview questions

Given that the average doula interview lasts roughly an hour, it is pretty amazing how much ground we can cover in that time. While some clients do sit down with a list of “questions for your doula interview” they have printed from a pregnancy blog, most interviews end up including your answers to the bulk of…

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I’m amazed what a hot topic this question is on many online support forums.  Over and over again I see the question posted – “Should I list my fees on my website?”  As a website designer and developer, a lot of my clients share this question. It seems like a pretty straight forward topic, but…

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