Doula Network

Apprentice Program

Pacific Doula Services, LLC instituted an Apprentice Program in November 2012, with the goal of training aspiring doulas, providing educational outreach in local communities, and offering services to families who otherwise would likely be unable to access doula support.

All of our Apprentice Doulas attend their first three births with Jessica as their Primary Doula, and all births through the program are billed on a sliding scale for families in need.

Apprentice Doulas also attend births on-call (referred by care providers) at local hospitals for homeless and teen parents on a rotating call schedule.

If you are interested in having an Apprentice Doula attend your birth, please take some time to fill out this application.

Currently ACCEPTING Applications for the Apprentice Doula Program

Pacific Doula Services, LLC is seeking an apprentice doula in the SF Bay Area. This is a 2-month minimum intensive commitment with an experienced doula and childbirth educator, beginning December 15, 2012.

Applicant should live within 30 miles of San Mateo, and be available to travel (with a dependable vehicle) up to two hours away.

Duties Include:
  • Being accessible by cell phone (24/7) and e-mail (business hours). 
  • Accompanying and assisting Jessica with births, providing continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to mothers and families. 
  • Attending home and hospital births in San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Jose counties. 
  • Attending all interviews, prenatal visits, and postpartum visits with clients. 
  • Attending all childbirth preparation courses and reproductive health classes, as well as additional trainings in full-spectrum doula support. 
  • Assisting with outreach, print and e-mail advertisements/press releases. 
  • Meeting with Jessica on a weekly basis in addition to doula meetings/births.

This is a volunteer position, however occasional stipends/bonuses are given.

For more information, apply today.