Thank you for your interest in the PPHA Postpartum Doula Program!

We are accepting Postpartum Doula applications for our 2017 program. We will begin the review process in August 2016. Stay tuned for specific dates and more information. In the meantime, if you are interested to learn more about the program, please contact Beth Thomas at beth.arthur@gmail.com.

Program Description

The PPHA Postpartum Doula Program provides low-income women who are experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety and/or OCD with 20 hours of free in-home care with a postpartum doula who is specially trained in working with Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Our studies have shown that 20 hours of work with a postpartum doula can significantly reduce the symptoms of PMADs and increase the quality of life for mother and baby.

Postpartum Doula Eligibility:

  • Lives or works in Travis, Hays or Williamson County
  • Completed an approved postpartum doula training (final certification not required)

Responsibilities:

  • Postpartum Doulas must agree to support the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA) by helping a minimum of two mothers, at 20 hours each (for a total of 40 hours) as a Postpartum Doula.
  • Have attended the mandatory Postpartum Mood or Anxiety Disorder training held in early 2017 (exact date TBD)
  • Attend quarterly meetings to discuss cases, receive feedback, and build community with other postpartum doulas in the program
  • Complete all client paperwork on time and return to program coordinator promptly
  • Provide high quality, non-judgmental care in a confidential and respectful manner

Compensation

  • Compensation is $15 per hour, for a total of $300 per mom served

Section A:

Applicant

Title

Your Name (required)

Profession

Business Name

Home Address

Work Address

Telephone

Email Address (required)

Website

Relevant Licenses & Certifications (required)

Texas Driver's License (required)

Insurance Company (if applicable)

Type of Incorporation

Sole ProprietorLLCNoneOther

Section B:

How Did You Hear About Us?

WebsiteSocial MediaPPHA brochure or marketing materialConferenceTrainingReferral from another individualOther

Please be brief and limit all answers to 1000 words or less.

Why are you interested in becoming a Postpartum Doula? What are your goals as a Postpartum Doula?

Where would you like to be professionally in three years?

What is your personal or professional experience with women with Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMDs)?

What do you view as the cause of PMDs?

What are the unique ways that a Postpartum Doula can intervene with a woman at risk for developing PMDs?

What are your views about pregnancy/breastfeeding and medication?

How much time do you anticipate being able to devote to women with PMDs? (e.g. how many appointments per week could you dedicate?)

Please list any languages you speak other than English and your level of proficiency.

I understand that a criminal background check will be performed, and that the results will be considered as a part of my application. I hereby give my permission for PPHA to perform this background check:

Initials

Date of Birth

Thank you for your interest in the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas. Together, we will create a community in which all women receive the support they need during pregnancy and the postpartum period.