Peace and Blessings to you as you embark on this journey to becoming a doula!
My name is LaKisha Redditt and I am elated to know that you are here, because that can mean a few things:
You’ve been searching for ways to invoke change in the world in which you live…you’ve seen some things that have made you wonder, ‘What can I do to change this?’
You’ve been on this journey for a while and are thinking about making a conscious decision to take a leap of faith and become what you’ve always wanted to be…
You’re curious about what a doula is and does and are thinking about becoming one yourself…
If 1 or 2 of the above statements are true, then you’ve come to the right place. People like you are looking to expand horizons and figure out how to fulfill the needs of your community by supporting them to give birth with as much support and knowledge as possible.
Before I tell you more, I need you to consider the following questions, and don’t answer them quickly. I need you to thoughtfully think about this.
Seriously…get out your journal…and check off each question as you answer them.
What is your struggle with stepping into birth work right now?
What action steps are you going to take to make your journey a reality?
What is your understanding of the role of a doula?
Why do you want to become a doula?
If you had to come up with your birth philosophy right now, what would it be?
Do you have your answers?
Now do you feel ready to embark on this journey toward your goal of becoming a doula?
If you didn’t know already, black womb holders are 3 to 5 times more likely to die during childbirth than their white counterparts. The statistics are staggering and sobering.
And if I have learned anything about being a doula myself and having been doula’d by unconscious, unaligned, unaware, un-melanated individuals, it’s that REPRESENTATION MATTERS. Black men supporting black birth MATTERS! Genuine ally-ship and acknowledgement of white privilege and white supremacy MATTERS!!
It matters that the people we serve are supported by people who look like them. It is also important that the people who decide to support black birthing bodies understand the role they play in the perpetuation of a racist system and use their privilege to tear down the systems that use black bodies as medical target practice. We need dedicated people like you to help birthing people navigate this system. And if you desire to make this a career path, you’ve come to the right place.
My goal is to make sure that you and other individuals like you, feel prepared to support black birthing bodies in ways that will allow them to give birth safely, have their autonomy respected, and afford you the opportunity to learn in a way that is not overwhelming, and is fulfilling.
You shouldn’t walk out of a training feeling like you’re unprepared to support the individuals you set out to serve. We need people ready and willing to provide support to black birthing bodies.
And guess what?!
I think you’re just the person you’ve been waiting to be.
You’ve been waiting to support individuals and who look like you.
You’ve been waiting to show your ally-ship to those who have been oppressed by racist a$$ systems.
I appreciate you for taking the time out to come see what I have to offer.
So here’s what’s up…
I have something just for you.
VIRTUOUS DOULA TRAINING through Virtuously B’Earthed Doula Services.
As a Virtuous Doula Student, you can expect me to:
Provide you with education centered around the history of black birth work and a glimpse into how we as black birth workers have been shut out of areas of birth we used to be wholly responsible for…and the consequences of that.
Provide you scientific knowledge and how to translate it into lay terms for the clients you will be serving.
Provide you with the tools necessary to advocate for and build capacity within your clients to be able to advocate for themselves.
Provide you with mentorship and access to other doulas of color who are seasoned professionals and have been in the game for a combined 60+ years.
Provide you with a support group to hold space for all of the birth trauma we know black womb holders who decide to support other black womb holders have experienced.
Provide you with training beyond the classroom to support you and help you feel more and more confident and comfortable to provide support and wholistic care to the people you support.
Provide you with tools and resources to thrive as a doula once you officially become a Virtuous Doula.
You deserve to feel like you have signed up for a training that loves you and embraces you just like I know you’ll embrace and love the people you’re seeking to support.
Here’s what I need from you,
I need you to deeply consider if this training is right for you.
Here are some of the features of my training:
12 weeks of content given to you on a weekly basis
3 in-person comfort measures trainings
Access to my Virtuous Doula Circle–a circle of support just for doulas
Access to my Virtuous Doulas FB Group with mentorship
A Virtuous Doula Training Manual to guide you through your training
A free copy of my Prenatal Meeting Planner for Doulas that you can use once you start doing prenatals with your clients
Bi-weekly 20 minute coaching calls outside of classroom time
15% Off other trainings offered by Virtuously B’Earthed Doula Services
If this is appealing to you, click the link below to learn more. You will hear from me as soon as you do...
If you still need to talk things through or just want to get to know who I am before making such a huge commitment, click here to schedule a 30 minute consultation with me. Let’s talk.
Get on the email list to get my free webinar entitled, “So, You Wanna Be a Doula? Let’s Chat” and I’ll be sure to keep you updated and offer tips and tools for you to be successful in choosing the training that is right for you.
I am so blessed to have been able to complete 4 training sessions of Virtuous Doulas. I have now trained 22 doulas through my 8 week training courses and there’s no stopping now!
Guess What!? We're expanding from 8 weeks to 12 weeks in 2023, so there's even more in store for you!
It’s time to open another Virtuous Doula Cohort come Jan 2023! So, click the link below to send in an interest form and attend my next interest meeting.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not this training is right for you, you can schedule a free 30 minute call to chat with me about what it takes to become a doula by clicking here.
I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge with you as you embark on this journey to becoming a doula!