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Our Mentorship Program and Doula Agency Overview

Mentorship Program

Grow your doula practice and receive expert guidance from advanced doulas through a mentorship program with NYC Birth Village founders Karla and Narchi! We draw from 20+ years of combined experience and hundreds of births attended as well as the achievement of building our own successful solo practices, doula partnership and most recently a vibrant doula agency.


Join Our Doula Agency

Build your birth and/or postpartum business with the help of a doula network. We focus on a partnership model so if you don’t have a partner, we’d be happy to help you find a compatible one!  

Here's what we offer:

Training + Mentorship

For beginner and intermediate doulas looking to boost their career. We offer additional trainings, guidance and support as you build your business. We’ll cover topics from improving interviews to setting boundaries as well as be a soundboard for the ups and downs up running a business.


We make it a point to get together every 6-8 weeks for doula meetings so that our doulas can learn from one another and exchange best practices as well as make some new friends along the way.


It doesn’t matter how good of a doula you are if you don’t get seen! We’ll increase your exposure by posting you and your partner’s (if applicable) profile up on our website so that you can get the word out about your work and build your business.

We are currently looking for birth and/or postpartum doulas who have supported 5 or more families.

To apply, fill out the form below!

Mentorship Program

Our mentorship package lasts 1 month and includes 4 sessions (once a week), one hour each.

You diligently read the doula books, took the courses, started brainstorming ways to get your business off the ground and now what… Over the course of a month, get hands-on coaching from a veteran doula with over a decade of experience.

Dive into any of the topics below:

  • How to get your practice started – what to do and what to prepare
  • How to get your name out there/basics of marketing
  • Interview practice to increase your hire rate
  • How to establish boundaries and a practice of self care
  • Review prenatal agendas/topics
  • How to teach advocacy to your clients
  • Preparing families for postpartum
  • Discuss challenging birth scenarios
  • Birth experience processing
  • How to conduct postpartum debriefs
  • Common challenges the first week of nursing
  • Challenging client scenarios
  • Review of your template emails, systems, prenatal and postpartum agendas and resources
  • How to establish a doula partnership


$400 for solo doulas or $600 for a doula partnership that does the mentorship program/sessions together.

A 25% discount can be offered as a scholarship once a month for doulas with financial limitation who might identify as BIPOC, single parents, teen parents, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Exceptional doulas from this program will be considered for our agency. Apply below!

“Our sessions together brought my old school practice into the modern age. She helped me with everything: creating service packages, marketing, contracting, organizing finances, tweaking my website, growing my client base and keeping track of scheduling (which, as any birth worker knows, is not an easy thing).”  Maria, class of 2022


Apply for mentorship program and/or doula agency below!

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage doulas from all races, genders, and sexual orientations to apply!

    First Name
    Last Name

    What are you interested in?
    Short bio or website
    Neighborhood you live in
    How many families have you supported in birth?
    How many families have you supported postpartum?
    What trainings/certifications do you have? (Please note whether you’re certified in breastfeeding support.)
    If you’re a birth doula, do you have a doula partner in mind?
    How did you hear about us?
    Are you fully vaccinated against COVID?

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