Easter Giveaway and non-certified "doula" route for moms! We apologize for not posting on this blog for awhile - busy me! Today is my patron saint - St. Julie Billiart - she was a French nun! (Read about her here) Our Easter Giveaway is the following items: A book Mission to Motherhood, either a wrap or homemade rebozo (I have some fabric - so I may make a rebozo), Mother's tea, a chapel veil from Regina Caeli Veils (Etsy shop)! So, go to the front page of our website and enter the giveaway on the form or the drop-pop-up form (looks like a donut!) Non-Certification route We have a lot of inquiries sometimes of mothers or others who are interested in the doula course, but perhaps do not have time for all the certification requirements and would like to learn more about birth and doula work. So, we thought we could offer a simpler program - starting now as of April 8, 2019, if someone wants to work through the course and not worry about all the assignments or certification requirements for birth doula (for now- we may offer postpartum option soon) - we will let them take the self-pace course and we will take $100 off our normal pricing (see enrollment page), so if someone (Teens, Mothers, birth workers, etc.) is interested in learning about doulas and not interested in "certification" - please contact us via email and we will be glad to invoice you the difference in pricing for the course. We will also offer payment plan for any non-certification students as well. For now the only way to do the non-certification route is to contact us direct.Thanks for understanding! Homeschooling teens may want this non-certification route option - we had thought about creating a separate program - but we are so busy - so this is the best option we can offer for now is to offer a non-certification route. If a teen wants to do the fast-track - we also have a lower cost option for them too. *Note if anyone wants to come back and certify later - they will have to pay the $100 fee and make sure they do all the required certification work and quizzes or exams if they missed any of those. Thank you.
Mom Giveaway is going to include: The Calm Birth School Book and Eating for Two Book! Plus Receive a free entry into our new "Want to be a Doula?" Course worth $25! Just enter by emailing us at email@example.com or use entry form on front page of Catholic Doula (near middle or bottom of page). All entries need to be in by Midnight on Labor Day! Thanks so much!
Enroll in our Herbal Course for Pregnancy and Postpartum...
We have decided to add in our Herbal Course for pregnancy and postpartum this month. We don't offer this course that often -- so enroll today and be amazed at how much you can learn in as little as 7 weeks. First week is get into class and get your supplies. Second week we start with formal training -- the modules. We have 6 modules of fun filled activities. Need extra mentorship? Just ask us! Videos and websites are linked in each module. Only one major assignment is needed to be awarded the certificate of completion and 6 Continuing Education units from Catholic Doula Program! Mothers and doulas are welcome to take the course. Yes, guys are welcome. :)
We are not making the class for June this year for fast-track. We have at least a small group that hope to start in August, so we are going to be advertising a special Teen Focus Fast-Track doula course for August and will be a 14 week course with a new book called "The Birth Conspiracy". It has some good bones to this book, so that's why we chose it. You learn about being a "Whole Doula" for instance, etc. We hope your teen will enjoy this course. Adults are also welcome to take the class.
We have decided to go ahead and extend enrollment for birth doula fast-track through June 22nd. We hope we will have some new enrollees for the summer. This is the last chance to really make this as summer course for you to study and try to get most of it done before fall. We will most likely have a course for late summer/early Fall in August or Septmeber. Stay tuned for more details on that.
We are planning to have a little Digital Catholic Doula Conference -- hoping to do it in August before school starts. We are actually looking for people who would like to contribute some items or "digital items" for a conference drawing or two. We are also looking for "speakers" for our conference. So, if you would like to talk about doula work and Catholicism; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thought that we are all so far apart the best way to have our first conference would be an online conference. We think we will allow free access for a certain amount of days and then if you want the conference talks "to keep forever: we will have a digital download fee for this. There will also be an herbal course as part of the conference and the herbal course will cost something. We may also offer aromatherapy course as well. The fee for the courses will help us will help us with setting this up and be able to give you some CEU credits as graduate students or anyone who just wants to take the classes. The classes for the conference are open to anyone: parents, mothers, doulas, childbirth educators, midwives, etc. I don't know how to get DONA approved CEU -- if someone on here does, please let me know and maybe we can arrange that for a course in the near future!! OK, God Bless. Look for conference information coming soon and special links!
We are planning to set up a $25 trial course ($20 for Canada or nearby countries). The trial course is so you can try before you buy. You will receive a coupon for $25 off the course you want to enroll in if you choose this trial course option. We think this is a wonderful way for you to get use to our Eliademy classroom. This was originally our Doula Boot camp; so it will be like that; but improved with option to see our new self-pace course and fast-track examples. Plus, postpartum example course. We will add in new bereavement example later.
OK, I know we are kind of cannot make up our minds on pricing. I found another doula program that I want to model our pricing and registration and first moments of our course for you in a better format. So, the first part is pricing structure. Instead of having sales here and there; we won't be doing them as much as we feel that $400 for birth or $400 for postpartum is a fair price. Let's just price them the same. The birth course can also add on rebozo for $40 since we get them from Mexico; we think the $440 for course and rebozo is a fair deal. This includes shipping/and we eat the Square fees. So, you don't have to worry about that part! And if we have a "sale" it will be a short weekend and rare moment--so do look for those on occasion; but they will not be as often. If you subscribe to our newsletter, then you will be informed of those rare moments!
If you don't want to pay all at one time we will offer the $50 x 12 months offer payment plan. You will be paying more this way; but you can pay off the course over time for those with a lower budget or income. We also offer a special incentive if you can both pay off and FINISH the course by 6 month time frame then your $50 x6 = $300 for the course. So, this is a great way to finish fast. Another option we may offer is if you want to finish paying off quicker after 6 months -- let's say you are 8 months along on payments -- we may offer a lower cost to finish off payment plan. So, we will be offering incentives for you! So, those who paid $400 and finish in 6 months can get a 'rebate' offer -- basically a coupon of $100 off their next course. So, even more incentives to finish faster. We may consider a finish in 7 months coupon offer as well.
If you are in the fast-track course, we will be offering a lower cost of $325 for early bird and $400 if you want add-on mentorship. This also includes rebozo shawl. Postpartum courses will generally not include a rebozo; but you may opt-in to purchase a rebozo at $40 as well.
OH, registration process will include a register form on the website plus pay on website; info about a 30-minute to one hour free mentorship with your mentor to get you started on the course; then you order your books and start the course! If you have any questions; please let us know. We will be setting up things soon; so it will be easier for you to register/pay and get started on a course. Thank you!
Please see next post about a trial doula course; we hope to start offering; it will cost something; but you will get a coupon off the course you wish to take!
We ask first of all you pray for our apostolate; guide us Mary in order to find new students that will take our courses and be well trained doulas. 2nd of all guide us in our new Radio Blog Talk St. Gianna Hour coming soon in May that we may have an audience to listen in and enjoy hearing the show. Third, we want to reach more mothers who need a Catholic influence in their pregnancies; we pray to offer our Childbirth classes online to more moms who would like to take this online course: St. Gianna Childbirth Prep and St. Anne Breastfeeding course. Also, we hope to offer a lot more 'free' things to mothers on this site. So, we pray for all pregnant and postpartum mothers to be helped in their needs. Amen.
My husband this morning came across this video from Church Militant -- here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0HeNhGmrVE So, anyway, what do you think? I also think it is a good idea to start going to the source for news instead of just Facebook. So, that is why we are starting this blog on our website. We have had enough of censorship. I even got in Facebook jail one day without any explanation. Now, I think I think I was being censored by Facebook for posting about Catholic Doula program in various groups. This is nonsense.
Another thing we are starting up is our BlogTalk Radio Show. We will interview Dave Palmer next month as our first Interview. The thing I like about this interview is you are going to get real radio quality as I am going to his radio station to do the interview! I hope to broadcast this one live so stay tuned and we will post time/day on another posting. Please share our blog with your friends. Link to our "St. Gianna Hour" Catholic Radio Program is here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/catholicdoula
Juliana Larsen is the author of the Catholic Doula Blog.