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Welcome to WOMBS: NEW MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURES & PROTOCOLS

Now that you have completed your training with WOMBS, please follow the step by step protocol to help you integrate into the organisation seamlessly. We make every effort to ensure that you are included in all communication, educational updates, training and meetings and so it is essential to adhere to these steps towards becoming a fully fledged member of WOMBS.

Step One: Pay your subs(01) once qualified
Once you have registered on a training course you will be welcome to join our mailing list and attend meetings.
When you have completed your training and passed the final exam, you will then be able to choose to sign up as full member of WOMBS.
1. Once you have graduated, to become a member of WOMBS please pay R350 (R175 if after June)
into the following bank account:
WOMBS, FNB Account (Somerset Mall)
Branch Code: 250655
Account number: 62226802660
Please use your NAME + SURNAME + 01 as your reference. 01 is essential and refers to subs payment.
2. Send proof of payment to this email: info@wombs.org.za along with a copy of your certificate.
3. Also send your name, surname, phone number, website, email address and area in which you will be working.
NB: remember to send this follow up email with all your contact details to info@wombs.org.za.
4. Once we’ve received payment, you will be added to the website and we will send you login details for the members only areas. Here you will find so much useful info, which will help you set up your practice as a doula. Examples of sample invoices, service agreements, etc are all included in this area.
Failure to follow these instructions to the letter will delay the activation of your membership. Please use the correct referencing when making payment. Failure to do so will result in failure to complete the process, which means you will not get your login/password/listing, etc.

Step Two: Order your uniform(02) / embroidered badge(03) / magnetised badge (04)
Order your uniform, embroidered badge and magnetised badge once you receive your login details for the website (refer to step one). Uniform and badge orders can take up to a month to arrive, so please continue to wear your apron and temporary badge until your order arrives. Thank you for your patience in this process.
Note: What Doulas Wear: Doula Top, Navy trousers or skirt, Watch, Hair tied back, Flat closed-toe shoes,
Short nails, Light make-up, Deodorant (although not with a strong smell).
1. To order your NAVY scrub top, please pay R300 into the following bank account (add R50 to include the embroidered WOMBS badge on the top):
WOMBS, FNB Account (Somerset Mall)
Branch Code: 250655
Account number: 62226802660
Please use your NAME + SURNAME + 02 as your reference. 02 is essential and refers to uniform payment.
Send proof of payment along with your size and postal address to Janine at runjaydee@gmail.com
Available sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40.
The fit is small, so it is best and prudent to order one size bigger than your normal size.
2. You will receive your top and a WOMBS embroidered badge which you will need to sew onto the left breast pocket area. If you are outside the Cape Town area, you will need to pay an extra R80 postage for the scrub top as we cannot use the Post Office for this but use a courier.
3. You have the option of buying your own NAVY scrubs top and we can then just post you the embroidered badge, this option is R50 – please follow the same payment instructions above and please use your NAME + SURNAME + 03 as your reference. 03 is essential and refers to separate embroidered badge payment.
4. MAGNETISED BADGES can be worn on informal occasions as your official identification.They are magnet and easily clip on to whatever top you are wearing. Cost of the MAGNETISED BADGE is R100 which includes packaging and courier to you. The estimated time frame to receive a MAGNETISED BADGE is 2-3 weeks. Please only make contact if you have not received anything after 3 weeks has already passed. Please follow the same payment instructions above and please use your NAME + SURNAME + 04 as your reference. 04 is essential and refers to the magnetised badge payment.

Failure to follow these instructions to the letter will delay your receiving your uniform / badges, etc. Please use the correct referencing when making payment. Failure to do so will result in failure to complete the process, which means you will not get your order.

WOMBS MEMBER REQUIREMENTS:
1. Volunteer Hours:
→ Bursary students must complete 20 volunteer hours (in addition to the course requirements for doula certification), document those hours and have it signed off by Tarryn Walton, before being listed on the website.
→ All other student doulas must complete 10 volunteer hours (in addition to the course requirements for doula certification), document those hours and have it signed off by Tarryn Walton, before being listed on the website.
→ All other doulas, please complete and submit your annual volunteer hours to Tarryn Walton, which must be submitted each year by the end of May: doulatarryn@gmail.com 083 437 6645
DOULA VOLUNTEER HOURS LOGSHEET
2. Keep a record of all births on the Client Birth Detail form, which needs to be sent in from time to time. Email completed word doc form to Irene Bourquin – ireneb@cybersmart.co.za.
Form: http://www.wombs.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Client-Birth-Details-TEMPLATE.doc
3. Apply for Indemnis insurance, details on the website and here:
Form: INDEMNIS INSURANCE
4. To be added to the WOMBS whatsapp group, send a whatsapp message with your Name, Surname, Date of Qualification, Where you studied to Janine Doerheit on 071 252 1610. It is very helpful to be a part of this group for updates, support and referral contact information.
5. Attend at least three of the four annual WOMBS meetings – dates & venues of meetings confirmed over whatsapp and email. If you cannot attend, be sure to send in your apologies, which are recorded.
6. Once you receive your certificate, keep a copy in your bag to present upon request at all the births you attend. Also keep a copy of your ID document in your bag to present upon request at all the births you attend.
7. Please familiarise yourself with the following five important documents, which will inform your practice as a WOMBS doula:

CODE OF ETHICS – WOMBS 2017

SCOPE OF PRACTICE – WOMBS 2017

Grievance Procedure 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES

Find out more below regarding these frequently asked questions about joining WOMBS

When can I join?
Once you have registered on a training course you will be welcome to join our mailing list and attend meetings. When you have completed your training and passed the final exam, you will then be able to choose to sign up as full member.

Once you have graduated, to become a member of WOMBS please pay R350 (R175 if after June) into the following bank account:

WOMBS, FNB Account (Somerset Mall)
Branch Code: 250655
Account number: 62226802660
Please use your name and surname as reference

Send proof of payment to this email: info@wombs.org.za along with a copy of your certificate. Also send your name, surname, phone number, website, email address and area in which you will be working.

Once we’ve received payment, you will be added to the website and we will send you login details for the members only areas.

Membership renewal
Membership renewal for the following year for existing members costs R350 and must be paid before 31 January.

Payment can be made into the following account:

WOMBS, FNB Account (Somerset Mall)
Branch Code: 250655
Account number: 62226802660
Please use your name and surname as reference

And send proof of payment to this email: info@wombs.org.za, with a follow up email to the same address stating the details you would like listed on the website under ‘Find a Doula’

I have already trained with another institution, can I join WOMBS?
Unfortunately we are currently not accepting Doulas who have trained with other organizations to automatically become WOMBS members (local or international). If you have trained as a Doula in another country, it is advisable to repeat your training locally in order to understand the dynamics of maternity care here. The way in which health systems operate is vastly different from country to country and so repeating your training will be of great learning the intricacies of the local health system. The only way to become registered with WOMBS, at present, is to complete one of our training courses. WOMBS is now offering a bridging course to individuals who have trained with other organizations following a screening process.  If you are interested please find the application form here:  Application for Bridging Course