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Doula Programs: How to Start and Run a Private or Hospital-Based Program with Success! 2nd edition by Paulina Perez
Doula Programs: How to Start and Run a Private or Hospital-Based Program with Success! 2nd edition by Paulina Perez
Doula Programs is an practical & essential resource for all who are currently running or plan to run a birth or postpartum doula program. It fills an important gap in the literature on doula programs. As a 30 year veteran of doula program consulting, Perez’ passion for women and their babies radiates throughout this definitive book as she throughly guides readers on how to develop a top-notch doula program as she covers every aspect from A to Z in this hands-on manual. She writes in clear and down-to-earth style and describes the nitty-gritty of the business of running a doula program.

This second edition is exactly what a new doula business person needs to get her business skills on a sound footing. The information in the book can be used to ensure that doula programs succeed long term. In this second edition, Perez has added a new exciting chapter titled Established Programs Around the World. The information in this chapter is the only listing of its kind in print and was written so that novice and/or experienced doulas can prevent having to re-invent the wheel all the time. The appendix includes a listing of URL’s and a extensive resource title listing and much more.
This goldmine of a book not only gives valuable information it stirs the need for change within the reader and the birthing community. As the book points out, “Change is necessary to keep maternity care vibrant and growing.”. By combining advocacy and activism, this book contributes importantly to movement and maternity care services.
Doula Programs fills an important gap in the literature. This how-to-do-it manual provides valuable strategies and solutions for anyone who wants to implement a doula program.

Although this book is written with doula programs in mind, the information in it can be used for anyone wanting to start a small business- especially other perinatal care oriented ones (childbirth educators, massage therapists, and midwives) .This is a must-read for doulas! This new updated, revised 2nd edition covers every aspect from A to Z on starting and running a birth or postpartum doula program. A completely new chapter provides a fantastic network of diverse and successful doula programs to help inspire you and get you started in your doula career. Also included in this edition is a comprehensive list of useful web links.
Polly's passion for guiding doulas through developing a top-notch doula program radiates throughout the book.

RAVE reviews of the book from Penny Simkin, PT, CD and Tracy Peters, CEO of CAPPA

“It’s all here – everything you need to know and do to create a successful doula program. This book is far more than that, however. The uniqueness of this “how-to” book is the passionate cause that it serves –making birth better for women, babies and families. Polly Perez uses her experience, wisdom, and organizational skills to create a guide to successful doula programs for everyone from individual birth or postpartum doulas in private practice to agency and hospital leaders starting and maintaining institutional doula programs. She emphasizes “people skills” throughout, along with practical business matters.Polly also provides an extensive list of helpful resources, and the most complete directory of doula programs ever compiled – a great networking opportunity. This book deserves to be read by all in the field!

--Penny Simkin, PT

Doula Programs: How to Start and Run a Private or Hospital-Based Program with Success! is an essential resource for all who are currently running or plan to run, a hospital based doula program. This comprehensive text covers practical information for policy setters as well as essential information to ensure that the program succeeds long term. Polly uses her expertise in this area to guide the reader from start to finish! No doula program should be without this book as it's bible!

Tracy Wilson Peters, CEO

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)

Doula Programs’ Chapter 15 includes a comprehensive listing of doula programs around the world and is a help to ALL doulas. Use it for networking!!

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CEP will be at these events, come by and say Hi:

* April 14, 2012
   Advanced Doula

    Keene, NH

* July 19-22, 2012
   CAPPA National

   Kansas City, MO  

* - Polly will be speaking at these events.

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