Student Mentorship Programme




  • Our Student Mentorship Programme uniquely supports you in establishing your Doula practice and setting up your business whilst remaining connected to, and honouring of, our roots as lay practitioners within this ancient tradition


  • We offer you a highly professional but never impersonal service, given by those who are already very experienced within the Doula world


  • Our foundations are based upon the fine-tuning of what each individual brings, alongside respecting the values of reflective practice and self-care


  • We strive always to offer both hearts and minds as Doulas, and empower you to do the same


  • We deeply respect every cultural and individual difference and practice cultural humility and responsiveness 
  • We know that Birth ultimately influences our society, so we strive to sow seeds of empowerment and peace, with loving support for our future generations.


What to expect 

  • We highly value our intuition here at Conscious Birthing and we expect you to value your own, encouraging you to use and grow this inherent tool when working with your clients, as they move more deeply into their own instinctual and intuitive selves


  • We believe each Doula benefits greatly from a practice of self-care and from the ability to 'Empty your Bowl' as a means of self-enquiry, and we see this as part of a lifelong journey, so we invite you to maintain a reflective practice 
  • We expect you to practice with cultural humility and responsiveness at all times, to never offer medical or clinical advice and to take responsibility for your own service


  • We believe that a Doula must 'Doula thyself ' and expect you to practice from a place of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. We also invite you to recognise when you’re unable to practice as a result of any lack of wellness and will support you in this enquiry


  • We expect to work with you as a unique individual rather than offer you a 'one size fits all' Programme, so whilst we imagine that you’ll progress from your 'Student' status to 'Established' Doula status after around 3-6 births or 20 postnatal hours (with at least 3 different new families) we meet every student’s needs and abilities individually. 
  • We generally expect you to become Established at a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 2 years. 

We Provide


  • The opportunity to join a growing community supporting a global movement towards reclaiming our rights to give birth how, where and with whom we choose, in dignity and peace
  • The invitation to add your Bio’ and photo to our 'Find a Doula' pages and be included in our map directory 
  • A personal Mentor who will encourage your reflective practice, support your growing understanding of the role and empower you towards your own personal best Doula service
  • An opportunity to utilise whichever form of communication works best for you. We are aware that the written word isn't for everyone, so we accept your recorded audio reflections / voice notes, phone conversations and real-time meets when possible. We won’t add paperwork to your life, unless you like it
  • One-to-one 'Preparation for work', then 'During Service', and finally those 'Unpacking the Story and Emptying your Bowl' meetings in person, via a call or voice notes
  • Access our wonderful ‘Round the Kitchen Table’ online ‘ in person monthly gatherings
  • Access to your Mentor on WhatsApp or Telegram.



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