Are you ready to take your business to another level?
Become a Provider with Golden Gate Doulas!

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We are a matching & referral platform that helps Doulas become Rock Stars in this field for decades to come!

As a provider on our platform, you are entered into our database to receive qualified client leads that match your location or travel radius, availability, rates, and more. You establish your own rate or custom packages and set your own schedule!

For each client that books through our platform, there is a 20% referral fee paid to GGDA.

We are currently accepting applicants with the highest demand in San Francisco, East Bay, Marin County, and The Peninsula 

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Our Story

GGDA is a supportive marketing platform and referral service for doulas and perinatal professionals. When the Director, Jen Darwin became a doula in 2002, she recognized that many doulas had the passion and heart to do this work. What many doulas needed help with was finding clients and running the business side of their birth work. Our goal is to connect expecting and new parents to exceptional birth & postpartum care providers.  Our mission and vision is to support families AND birth workers by connecting you with top notch client leads, providing mentorship, supporting your dream and providing business resources along the way.

We bring a positive space for Birth Professionals to get together and motivate each other. All providers have access to a beautiful office space located in the Dog Patch neighborhood of San Francisco. 

Who Can Join GGDA?

  • Postpartum Doulas

  • Newborn Care Specialists

  • Birth Doulas

  • Virtual Doulas

  • Lactation Consultants

  • Infant Feeding Specialists

  • Sleep Consultants

  • Massage Therapists

  • Yoga Instructors

  • Mental Health Therapists

  • Pelvic Floor Therapists

  • Other Related Birth & Postpartum/Parenting Professions

Eligibility 

  • Trained/Certified through a professional organization relevant to your field and be in good standing

  • Flexible schedule, reliable transportation, working cell phone and childcare access (if applicable)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Have viable professional contracts for the services you provide

  • Hold current certification in Child & Infant CPR and Pediatric First Aid by Red Cross or AHA

  • Hold liability insurance

  • Have a business license, DBA or LLC for your business

  • Provide personal and professional references

  • Submit to a thorough background check

  • Complete a face-to-face interview with the recruitment team at GGDA

  • Stay up to date with applicable membership fees & platform referral fees

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Application Process

  • Submit an application below

  • Notify references that we will be in contact

  • Interview with GGDA Selection Committee 

  • Sign member agreement & new member paperwork

  • Submit to a background check or provide a current one

  • Schedule an on-boarding appointment to learn about how we operate

  • Select and pay membership dues

  • Start receiving client referrals!

  • Pay a 20% referral fee for each client contract you book through Golden Gate Doulas Assoc LLC.

Complete the application below and
we’ll be in touch with next steps!

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What makes us different from directories, agencies, registries and other platforms?

 

Many matching services simply list your membership profile on our website and hope for the best. We do not do that! We cultivate high quality leads, provide Meet The Doula Events, and will custom match each inquiring family with up to 3 professionals that fit their needs. GGDA streamlines the process and pre-screen both the family and doula to ensure a perfect fit!

We consider factors such as a provider pricing, skill set, experience, style of care, availability, service range and any other specific requests a family may have. We also make sure to account for your own needs and policies during the matching process.

For Postpartum Doulas:

If a client wants 7 days a week of postpartum care, but you only offer 4, we will curate a postpartum team of two doulas to meet their needs.

For Birth Doulas:

The team of doulas create an on-call schedule so you will always have worry free, solid, and reliable back up for your clients! 

This creates a manageable work/life balance that many doulas desire and the families are happy with the support the receive!