Conscious Birth Collective, a concerted community of leaders in the doula profession, accept a small cohort of birth workers with a committed interest and readiness to expand their work in a very special field! Oftentimes doulas may be unsure about themselves as they embark on supporting their first births, and this plays a role in their ability to dive into the field. Other times, they have supported few or many births yet believe they can reap great benefits from mentorship. Our program offers a unique opportunity to BIPOC doulas as they support birthing families and grow their business!
Our mentors have something special in common as founding members of doula collectives: Myla Flores of Uptown Village Cooperative, Nicole Jean Baptiste of Sese Birth / Bronx Rebirth, Aida Alfonzo of Innatus Birth, Naima Beckles of For Your Birth, Evelyn Alvarez of Bronx Rebirth, and Emilie Rodriguez of Ashe Birthing Services. We are individuals who value community. We are each uniquely experienced in the birth field, can offer loving guidance and direction, help provide accountability, and of course plenty of support.
Our Mentorship Program is offered for birth professionals who are Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color, whether they are brand new to the birth community, established birth workers looking to grow their expertise and enhance their practice, or anywhere in between. We have two dynamic workshops each month, taught by our mentors plus a couple great guests! Mentees have the opportunity to shadow their mentor in prenatals, births, postpartum, and lactation, depending on desires or goals. We have bimonthly check ins, monthly group meetings, and valuable workshops throughout the 18 weeks together. By the end of the program, our mentees will have a better understanding of the flow of a client’s perinatal experience from doula hire to postpartum, have seen different ways of conducting interviews, prenatals, and birth support in the early and active stages. Along with receiving practical insights about pushing, the immediate postpartum, supporting belly/cesarean births, our mentees gain confidence in navigating the medical industrial complex and centering their clients. Our workshops address lactation, the extended sacred postpartum, sustainability in birth work, birth justice, and much more to support our mentees as they develop a stronger sense of self in this special work.
If you have been accepted to CBC’s Fall 2021 cohort, make a $250 deposit to confirm your participation.
*Please note, The Birthing Place website is a host for program details and payments whilst Conscious Birth Collective is under development.*Date(s): March 11, 2022 Time: All Day Investment: $500.00 Location: Zoom link provided upon registration