The heart of Palouse Doula Collective is caring support. We want to support each other, as we all know this profession can be as exhausting as it is rewarding. We want to be available to you to provide a safe space to talk about your births and give the emotional support you need - to fill your cup again so you can continue to serve your clients with enthusiasm. We also hope to provide extensive resources for backups so that both you and your clients are cared for when life is unpredictable.
We also desire to cultivate a collaborative, caring relationship with the local health care community, letting them know that we view our role as partnering with them to provide the care their patients deserve as they navigate the birth journey. Plus, we like to spoil the staff a little with a few special surprise goodie baskets throughout the year.
Our last goal is to support families by helping parents in our community with informed care, providing evidence based information when they need it, and a hand on their shoulder with the encouraging words, “You have got this…. I am right here with you”. By doing this, we hope to transform our world, one family at a time. We would to have you join us!
With love and care,
The Palouse Doula Collective
Ruth Krause, Jessica Smith, and Lisa Viehouser
We are a collective of independent doulas serving the Palouse community and surrounding regions with comprehensive, non-judgmental, inclusive support services, including the following: birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, perinatal loss-miscarriage, adoption and/or other family transitions.
As members of the Palouse Doula Collective, we commit to providing professional services to the community by engaging in the following:
individual ongoing professional development and continuing education,
adherence to a common code of ethics,
providing culturally competent and inclusive care, and
providing accurate and up-to-date information about our services and availability
providing upon entry: certification verifications, documented births/postpartum work, references and potential back ground checks
Optional participation in:
tasked positions for outreach and education in the community.
As a collective we are also committed to increasing access to doula care for ALL families and reducing health disparities in our area. We achieve this with:
offer sliding scale and free services when necessary or chosen within our own businesses (some doulas may choose not to use this model)
Membership Fees Yrly March 1st (prorated for time of entry):
$/yr Entry Membership (members will entry the mentorship program unless have 2 documented births to waive and can apply for regular membership)
$/yr Regular Membership (this is for marketing on our page as a doula and community)
$/yr Task Membership (this is for those willing to take on community outreach and specific task position within the collective as they are available)