Guest author: Sondra Marcon. DTC alumni and instructor. Doula with Sisterhood Wellness Collective in Toronto, ON, Canada.
So, you have taken Doula Training Canada’s workshop.
You love birth or the postpartum period (come on! Who doesn’t love bellies and babies?!). You love client-centered care, supporting the birthing person physically and emotionally, and helping them voice their needs to their care providers is your jam.
You are engaged and excited.
Then as often happens on route to certification. Life gets in the way. You stop reading, you can’t seem to find the time to finish the paperwork or take that final course. Maybe you start to doubt yourself and your ability to do this work. Completion of your requirements for certification gets farther and farther away. You begin to wonder if certification is even worth it?
You can do the work of a doula without being attached to an organization or bound by their scope of practice. Currently in Canada, there is no registering body that you need to be a part of to actively work as a Labour or Postpartum doula.
So why Certify?
Completing the training workshop is exciting, but let’s get real, it is only part of the process.
Let’s face it. You can only cover so much about labour, birth and postpartum in a 2 day workshop.
I have to admit I am biased. I love the Doula Training Canada Community. I never want to leave it behind. I will however, confess it took me longer to certify then I would have liked. Life got in the way. However here I am saying, just do it. Find a way. It is totally worth it.
Interested in sharing your thoughts on the Doula Canada page?