Join Joyful Birthing & Beyond’s extensive 8-Month Mentorship Program to take your birth work and your business to the next level. Support and guidance is a key component to having a thriving and sustainable business. This program strives to educate and empower birth workers new to this arena so that they can have the confidence and skill-set to have their own successful, independent businesses.

In the role of mentor, Ellie Lindenmayer- founder and owner of Joyful Birthing & Beyond- is here to offer her guidance and support as you embark upon the exciting journey of becoming a birth worker. She will share with you the many keys to her success, will offer her expertise on a wide array of topics pertinent to having a thriving business, and will support you as she does her clients with compassion, respect, and availability.


Joyful Birthing's 8-Month Mentorship Program includes:

Specifically focused, one-on-one mentorship sessions each month will cover the following content over the course of the program (these are virtual meetings; option to meet in-person occasionally if local):

*Review your goals and your immediate “action plan”

*Review any current clients and how to best support them

*Support the certification process

*Discuss aspects of business development and management, including website and marketing, networking, setting fee structures, managing finances and taxes, and getting proper liability coverage.

*Discuss best practices for a variety of labor and delivery scenarios

*Client Communication (how to attract clients, conduct an excellent interviewing process, follow up, and secure clients)

*Effective marketing strategies & social media use, including managing a FaceBook business page and Instagram business page

*Fine-tune your website, branding, and target customer

*Best practices for networking & building a professional community

*Selecting annual Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

Access to Joyful Birthing’s Client Interview Packet, Prenatal Visit Handouts, and Questionnaire, and our 5-Page Client Agreement (drafted by an attorney), which includes a service agreement, a liability release, and confidentiality agreement.

24/7 on-call phone and text support and availability for any birth attended during this time

Post-birth debriefing sessions

Option to audit any online course, including HypnoBirthing, either in person or via Zoom (many doula certifications require you to observe a childbirth education series)

The option to shadow at least one client relationship from the prenatal visit through the birth (contingent upon client agreement & hospital policy)

Referral opportunities for clients seeking low-cost or volunteer doulas.

Once you complete the program, the potential for future referral and partnership opportunities with Joyful Birthing & Beyond


The Mentorship Program is $1000. A minimum $250 deposit is required to reserve your space. Flexible payment plans can be arranged. Space is limited.


“After my birth doula training I felt excited and energized, but a bit lost as well. I wasn’t sure what my next steps should be, so I decided to seek out a mentor. I decided to work with Ellie as soon as I met her – her warmth, professionalism, and calm, encouraging demeanor were exactly what I needed to help me begin to find my way as a doula. Her insight, advice, and willingness to share best practices not only gave me some excellent tools for my own practice, but were a wonderful introduction to the inspiring and collaborative world of birth workers. I would highly recommend that anyone who has completed their doula training seek Ellie out as a mentor – she is amazing!”

-Jenny Putnam, CD(DONA), Owner, Balanced Birthing, LLC

“Ellie is a wonderful mentor! I gained SO much from her birth doula mentorship program. She was always available to me for advice, a text, email or chat – even in the middle of the night when I was attending a birth! She was generous with sharing her knowledge and expertise, her resources, tips and tricks, words of encouragement or praise. She listened when I had challenges, always reassured me that I was doing great and offered advice when I needed it. Ellie is a kind and experienced mentor, teacher, confidant, friend, dedicated birth worker and so much more! I cannot recommend her doula support services, her mentorship program and her birth and postpartum courses enough! In fact, I send my clients her way all the time to take her classes and have recommended her to many new doulas as well.”

-Hilary Witcher, CD(DONA), Owner, New Family Needs, LLC