Create A Group

How to create your regional 

"Birth Doula Connection" group:


TOTAL TIME COMMITMENT ~ 2.5 HOURS

SET UP STEP ONE ~ 15 MINUTES:

First go to either yahoo or google (where ever you have an account and can create email groups) to create the initial group.  You can copy all of the text from the SF Bay Area CA group that you want to so you don't have to spend too much time trying to reword the concepts that are already here.  I do request that you paste the following in the home page description of your group as to give proper credit for the foundation of this effort.

Birth Doula Connection Founder:  Jannah Alaoui, CNM

www.BirthDoulaConnection.org

SET UP STEP TWO ~ 20 MINUTES:

Next, go to the group and as the owner of the group click on "applications" to create the Doula Profiles app for the doulas and job listing app for the mothers.  Then, copy the instructions file from this group (click on "files") to create a file in yours to be delivered upon membership approval.  I don't add any moms or doulas myself to the listings, they add themselves or just contact the doulas listed without listing their info.

PROMOTING THE GROUP STEP ONE ~ 30 MINUTES:  Click here to see the page "Promoting Your Group" 

I recommend emailing your local experienced doulas, midwives, and OB/GYNs so they can offer your group as a resource to their low income clients.  Most experienced doulas do not offer low cost or free services so they are happy to refer those moms to someone who can help.  Also, most midwives and MDs are searching for support resources for their single moms and low income clients. 

PROMOTING THE GROUP STEP TWO ~ 45 MINUTES:

You could create some fliers and free business cards with the group web address and mission statement at www.vistaprints.com  I have placed these in coffee shops, bulletin boards, and mailed a grip to local MDs and midwives to give to clients with this doc. (click here).    

WORD OF MOUTH:

Finally, I ask that either the doula or mom email the group after a successful birth with a doula she found through the group.  Just to share the joy of the successful match.

INSPIRE:

Please email the link for your groups to beautifulconnections@ymail.com  I will then ad your link to this website so that others can see the expansion and possibly be inspired to create more.  The more groups we create nationally, the more doulas and mothers we help.

ASK FOR HELP:

Please do let me know if you need any help in creating your group.  You can email me at beautifulconnections@ymail.com and I will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for your work with women and families!

Warmly,

Jannah Alaoui, CNM

Birth Doula Connection Founder

www.BarakahMidwifery.com

E-mail: beautifulconnections@yahoo.com 


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