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Doula Business Chat #3 - Life on Call

January 15, 2015

Doulas often will list the challenges of life on call as the primary reason for doula burnout or leaving the profession altogether. It is difficult to live a life on call, but being available for our clients is something that makes the doula role unique. Traditionally doulas did not practice in a group that shares call, but more and more doulas are finding that a shared call relationship is their preference.  How is "on call" defined? For many doulas, the on call period is between 1-2 weeks before and after a client's due date.  During this period the doula makes themselves available 24/7.    Limitations of an on call life include Having to keep a cell phone always on and... Continue Reading →