What is a Doula? A Doula's purpose is to assist women in having a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.
Mother’s PEARLS is a division of Team Pearls, based in Suffolk County, New York. We are healthcare professionals dedicated to providing preventative education awareness to expectant and new moms and their partners. Mother’s PEARLS provides childbirth education, breastfeeding education, infant care training, and infant/child CPR. Mother’s PEARLS has developed a proprietary, one of its kind Doula training program. This 6-week training program will provide the knowledge and training necessary to become a Certified Doula.
Research has determined that Certified Doulas are needed to assist in combating maternal and infant mortality rates right here in New York. Team Pearls has overcome the challenges in making this course meet and exceed the state's requirements for certification and has developed a program that helps Doulas work at a hospital or start their own business. In addition, hospital partnerships during training means that Doulas are made available to patients who might not otherwise have the opportunity to work with a Doula during childbirth.
The AwesomeNYC grant will be used to secure a location and training equipment for the program. With a suitable location, they will be able to provide this Doula course and many other courses to the community at a low cost or no cost at all.
And if you are interested in working with a Doula, email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Certified Doula would be happy to answer your questions and set a time to meet with you.
Funded by New York City, NY (March 2022)