Do you have what it takes to be a good doula?
You may be wondering, do I have what it takes to be a doula? Here at International Doula Institute, we don’t have any prerequisites to becoming a doula. We do however ask you to look over this list to help you determine for yourself if you would make a good doula before getting started. Here are some of the characteristics we often find in great doulas…
Characteristics of great doulas:
- A love of and joy for babies
- A love of and joy for moms
Past work history that contributes to successful doula work:
- Social Worker
- Early Childhood Education
- Psychology Major
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Any helping professions
- Hair Stylist
- Massage Therapist
The number one character trait of a doula is loving. A doulas theme should be, Offer Love.