Expecting(nyc) Doula Mentorship Program

This program is designed for those interested in becoming a professional doula. Through advanced training modules, supervision, mentorship support, and actual birth work, doulas will gain a wide breadth of knowledge to confidently pursue a career as a professional doula. 

Getting started in any career takes tremendous effort and dedication. You can certainly reach your goal of becoming a successful doula on your own, but it can take many hours and years to learn what happens on the front lines and how to deal with challenging cases. The gift of working directly with a teacher who has walked this road before you means you have direct access to the information that takes years to hone. Signing up for Expecting(nyc)'s Doula Incubator workshop offers you the skills, method of client preparation, and confidence to succeed in a vocation in which many struggle to find their way. We strive to help doulas obtain professional certification, gain experience, and have direct mentorship and supervision with Kristy Zadrozny and other experts in the field, while learning alongside other individuals going through the same certification process. Our doulas undergo a thorough and rigorous training that prepares them to gain employment through NYC's top doula agencies, start private practices, and have the opportunity to develop life-long partnerships with other doulas through our caring and supportive community. 

We are different because we focus on self-improvement and self-awareness first. We streamline the process of understanding who you are on this earth, which will inform your work as a professional and will help you build the kind of life that serves you and your family.


Participation is approval-based

Apprenticeship Model


  • Weekly home practice assignments that you will complete on your own and in your dedicated learning group

  • Monthly Advanced Training Module-we will meet on Zoom Video (1x/month for 2-3 hours)

  • Attend monthly Supervision meeting (1x/month for 2 hours) 2019 Dates will be announce by October 2018

  • Attend at least 1 birth, you will be matched with volunteer/low fee assignments

  • Participate in Community Outreach team

Additional Support

  • Option to access “on-call” experienced doula while you are at a birth or in need of immediate assistance

  • Open question/discussion forum on Slack Channel, moderated by Senior Doulas

Investment: $550, initial doula training payment, $300 for MBCP course, $600 for 6 month Doula Incubator program

Practicum and supervision meeting dates to be announced November 2018,

Total investment: approximately $1,450


Check out the Apprenticeship FAQ for more information, or contact us with questions.