"Betsy Schwartz is a wise woman, community elder and veteran birth keeper. She's been a postpartum doula and postpartum doula trainer for longer than most of us have been alive! In fact, she was a postpartum doula before that was even an official title or job description. Her DOULA QUEST offering isn't your typical surface skimming "course" or "training"; it's rooted in the mentorship model where you actually get to spend time and share space with your teacher and receive continuous support and guidance over an extended period of time. This dynamic is what's so sorely lacking from so many modern, big name doula trainings- and it's exactly what makes DOULA QUEST so effective and magical. When I say this is a life changing experience, I really mean that. Betsy's going to take you on a four month journey into what it truly means to serve, support and listen. She reminds us that postpartum is, at it's core- a profound psycho-spiritual transformation and that in order to be competent caretakers, we really have to do some deep inner work ourselves. DOULA QUEST is practical, but it's also mystical... and a whole lot of fun. Betsy will be there for you every step of the way as you embark on your doula quest- offering sage wisdom, along with all the tools, training, tips and resources you need to feel fully confident in your ability to nurture a new family and create a sustainable, fulfilling business. Betsy, thank you for mentoring me and for being so kick ass. You rock!"
Melynda Smith, CEO Cake
Attention birth keepers, nurturers and light workers who want to powerfully serve and support new families during the sacred postpartum...
I bet I know a few things about you. I think you likely...
Have a heart and passion for serving and supporting babies and families- especially during the fourth trimester (postpartum)
Are intuitive, empathetic, compassionate, naturally nurturing and identify with the healer archetype
Know how crucial it is for families to receive compassionate, non-judgmental, soul level nurturing after birth
Have maybe even struggled with a postpartum mood disorder yourself or felt vastly under-supported after birth ... and now feel called to help new parents avoid that pain, stress and isolation
Know you deserve a fulfilling career that allows you to do what you love, create abundance and work in your "zone of joy"!
Feel you're here on this planet to do something BIG- to truly make a difference in your community and in the lives of others
Sound like you? If so, then this is absolutely divine timing!
The truth is, there's never been a better time to become a postpartum doula than RIGHT NOW.
Finally, our society is starting to REMEMBER how vitally important the postpartum period is to mothers, parents, babies... and therefore society at large.
In the not too distant past, we had a myriad of friends and family members to support us after childbirth.
New parents were never isolated, alone or left to struggle in solitude- the whole tribe/community/village would pitch in to serve and support.
They helped the new mother by tending to her home, her other children, and most importantly, to her psyche... and by holding space as she navigated that beautiful yet challenging "maiden to mother" transition.
It's absolutely time to revive and resume these necessary social practices.
Deep down, I think we all know that familial support during this critical time is absolutely essential for the life, health and wellbeing of our culture... and our planet.
I'd love it if you could take a moment to really imagine...
Having the knowledge, skill set and wisdom to powerfully nurture, support and caretake new families during this beautiful yet challenging time... and feeling FULLY confident in your abilities
Finally having a career where you get to work in your zone of genius AND your zone of joy!
Having continuous mentorship and support on your journey toward becoming a Certified Postpartum Doula
Knowing that you're doing something profound to heal the current maternal health care crisis
A world where EVERY MotherBaby, partner and family is sufficiently and soulfully supported after birth... and given the time, space and opportunity to rest, heal, bond and fall in love.
"I have a mentor available every time I have a question; Betsy's amazing. Excellent training!"
"Betsy was always there and continues to be there for me. I feel so lucky to have her in my network and I am sure you will be too!"
What makes DOULA QUEST different?
Unlimited, continuous support, mentorship and eldership
It's experiential and interactive
It's old school
No yearly membership fees/ hidden fees
No corporate, beauracratic BS
"Betsy has helped countless families over her many years as a postpartum doula and trainer. Her passion for guiding women through the transition into motherhood shows in her dedication to educating expectant families about birth with her popular game, Down the Canal, and with the support she gives to childbirth professionals."
By the time you complete DOULA QUEST, you'll be able to...
The latest evidence based research and combine it with ancient wisdom
A powerful vision and a mission statement for your doula business
Common breastfeeding challenges and develop strategies for support
The world of the newborn and how to facilitate bonding and attachment between baby and parent
The roles, responsibilities, duties and professional scope of the modern postpartum doula
Exciting long term and short term business goals and be supported to achieve them
Here's what you'll learn!
DOULA QUEST isn't just a four month transformational coaching experience; it ALSO includes an online course containing 9 exciting online modules; each designed to help you become a skilled, compassionate and in-demand postpartum doula.
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How Starting the Doula Journey on "The Inside" is the ONLY Way to Personal and Professional Success
Perfect Your inner Game
How Your Communication Style Personality Type, and Learning Style Informs Your Business Style
Discover Your Unique Self
How Learning About The U.S. Maternity Care System Gives You the Insight you Need to Serve and Guide Your Clients
Investigate the Birth Scene
Explore Ancient Wisdom and Modern Ways You Can Share With Clients for Physical and Emotional Healing and Comfort After Birth
Know How to Support Healing After Birth
How Defining Your Role and Scope of Practice Will Guide You With Your Business
Create Your Code and Scope of Practice
How to Facilitate Optimal Bonding and Attachment: Protecting, Supporting and Promoting the MotherBaby Dyad Will Transform The World
Postpartum Doulas Facilitate Bonding
Ten Ways to Support a Breastfeeding Mother and How You Can Implement These Strategies With Every Family
Postpartum Doulas are Valuable Breastfeeding Advocates
How Creating a Business Plan Will Set You up for Achieving Your Goals
You Need a Roadmap to Guide Your Journey
Acquire Your New Best Friend: How Resources Will Guide You and Your Clients
You'll Know Where to Look When You're Seeking Answers
WHAT FEATURES DOES DOULA QUEST INCLUDE?
This is NOT another boring, passive online "course"; or a four day surface skimming "training"; this is a 4 month transformational coaching experience designed to give you the real life mentorship, support and guidance you need to become a traditional community birth keeper and Certified Postpartum Doula.
FOUR MONTHS OF
transformational coaching, mentorship and guidance from me, Betsy Schwartz
8 GROUP SESSIONS
to connect with other doulas on the quest and share victories and challenges
4 PRIVATE SESSIONS
where you can share any concerns (business or personal) or questions one-on-one
and communication via email so you can receive guidance between coaching sessions
9 ONLINE MODULES
log in anytime, anywhere, from any device to access your online course materials
An extensive resource library full of client forms, contract templates and other essential tools
Frequently Asked Questions
DOULA QUEST is incredible, but it's not the right choice for everyone. Get answers to frequently asked questions so you can confidently make a decision that feels good.
When does enrollment for the next program begin?
How long will I have access to the online course?
Can I talk to you in person before signing up?
When will our 8 group coaching sessions take place?
How is DOULA QUEST different from a typical 4 day training?
Can I email you at anytime during the four month program?
Who's a perfect fit for DOULA QUEST?
Will I become a Certified Postpartum Doula?
Hi, I'm Betsy Schwartz, and I'm so glad you're here!
I want to be honest- I consider myself a pioneer and a visionary; going where no one has gone before. I'm not afraid to take risks, speak my truth and shake up the status quo. At the same time, I'm so passionate about serving others and making a powerful, positive difference in the world. That's why I'm here on this planet, and that's what I'm about.
In the course of my 30+ years of being a Postpartum Doula and Postpartum Doula Trainer (yes, for those big name organizations!), I've worked with, coached and certified hundreds of Postpartum Doulas and was also a Birth Doula for a short time. Along the way, I also became a certified lactation counselor (CLC), board game creator, and Reiki Master.
Teaching and sharing my wisdom comes naturally to me, and I do it daily as I live my life. I offer transformational coaching and online courses, accept speaking engagements, share my original creation, (Down the Canal-The Game of Birth) and enjoy the powerful practice of Reiki.
When I'm not teaching, coaching and mentoring doulas and maternity professionals, you'll find me drumming with my tribe, practicing with my dragon boat team, swimming laps or playing Mah Jongg.
Anyway, that's me! I'd absolutely love to hang out with you inside my Facebook group, Becoming a Standout Postpartum Doula. Be sure to pop in there and say hello. And as a gift, I'd love for you to have a FREE copy of my e-book, Essence of Being a Postpartum Doula.
Love and Light,
Betsy Schwartz, CLC, RM