Doula Business Chat #7 - Client Services
In this seventh edition of the Doula Business Chat (#doulabizchat) we discuss client services. Many doulas offer services that are complementary to their doula services. We discuss the different services that doulas are currently being offered, brainstorm on other possible complementary services and discuss how and why we would want to add to our current practice.
Advantages of adding additional services
- Provide quality services to our clients
- Increase the earning potential of each client interaction
Most Common Complementary Services Offered
- Childbirth Education
- Lactation Consulting
- Placenta Encapsulation (this one is the most talked about right now!)
One of the doulas on video with me, Erin, brought up a great question. How does offering additional services have an impact on our Doula Code of Ethics? This is an excellent question! Each of us must evaluate this process and make sure that we are working within our scope. One thought that came from the chat box, was to create separate contracts for each of the services we offer. I also think that we need to make sure that our clients are aware of our training and certifications for all services that we offer.
Services Discussed on Video with links to training
- Car Seat Installation
- Dancing for Birth
- Pet Safety - Family Paws Parent Education
- Baby Food Preparation - Free Online Food Safety Training
What services do you offer? Are there trainings that you recommend? Please share in the comments!
- Alice Turner