I am a newer doula, and I'm trying to learn from other doulas how they organize their doula business.
Is doula work something you do as your only source of income? Is it a part-time job? How much time do you devote to your prenatal and postpartum visits? Do you work alone or in a group? How do you manage having a back-up doula (i.e., do you pay her even if she is not needed?)? Do you belong to a community group of doulas for support? What kind of training or professional education do you participate in to stay current with the trends/statistics?