Want some OBs to recommend doula care (read: YOU!) to their patients? Interested in a few clients from the ranks of a local doctor’s group? Say no more! I have the perfect handout for you.
You want to go drop off some business cards, maybe a stack of flyers, at a doctor’s office. You might be nervous, but you shouldn’t be.
What you have to offer to a doctor’s practice is something beyond price to them, and they don’t have to pay a cent. You are helping them!
What? But they have all the pregnant women! They don’t care about doulas…you say.
Maybe, but you have the capacity to change things they care about. Shorter labors, lower cesarean rates, and reduced interventions. Patients who are less anxious, less needy.
John Kennell, MD famously said, “If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to [offer] it.”
The new informational handout helps providers see that. With quotes and references to their own ACOG publications, here is a simple sheet with reminders about why recommending doula care can improve outcomes.
Let me know if you have any questions!
P.S. If you get one client off it, it pays for itself many times over. Click here to see it in the shop.
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