From time to time, we generate infographics to help promote our services but also to spread information about what a doula is and can do for expectant mothers. A couple of weeks back, I posted an observation and a parallel between the process of labor and the process that is motherhood. The Facebook community appreciated the remark and it made its way into the news feeds of some 700 Facebook viewers organically. Read more ›
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Brent, the business manager, chiming in again. (Maybe I should setup my own account.) We’ve just rolled out the first phase of the new course design and updates in the free course preview. The preview features introductory information as well as Unit 1 of the main doula course.
The new design is presented in landscape format which is more conducive to traditional laptop displays and is easily readable on many tablet devices. Read more ›
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Here is a unique student response to one of our course assignments where we discuss what encouraged the student to pursue their interest in doula training:
I was a ‘young mum.’ I fell pregnant at 18 and had my son at 19. Looking back now there is so much I wish I could have known back then which is what ultimately inspired me to be a doula.
I didn’t know my rights; I didn’t know I had all these options and choices surrounding my pregnancy and labour. Read more ›
Hey all, this is Brent (Rachel’s hubby and web master). Our registration process for new students is now fully automated as of this afternoon (Wedndesday, August 28th, 2013). What this means is that new students will no longer have to wait for my wife or I to send them their course materials manually via email after we’ve received their payment. Now, after you have submitted your payment via Paypal’s secure payment interface, you will be redirected back the TrainingDoulas.com website to complete the registration process. Once we have your correct contact information on file, you will receive the course materials according to the payment plan that you signed up for. Read more ›
Again from the student files, here is one student’s observations about different approaches to breathing during labor from a client interview.
I find the idea of birth breathing very interesting. I have had 3 babies; my first was an epidural induction. The other 2 were pitocin, no epidural births. The last (#3), I felt the urge to push so strongly. Read more ›
Update: New Video Series – The Art of Breastfeeding
Whey, lactose, protein, growth factors, lactobacillus, IgA, antioxidants, and antibiotics: what do these all have in common? They all are a part of breast milk. Not only do these components provide the optimal nutrition for your baby, but they also provide them with short and long term health benefits. Want to learn more, check out my new audiocast on the benefits of breastfeeding. This is the first in a series of classes that will be offered to my students. The first one is free to everyone. Read more ›
There’s two things that are worthy of pointing out from a recent email we received from one of our doula students out of Saudi Arabia. First, it’s just exciting for us to think that such a small and humble training program has the power to reach to the far ends of the earth in promoting better birth choices for women. Second, and perhaps more importantly, we receive from time to time inquiries from students and prospective students about finding opportunities for work in their small, little communities. As the student email below hopefully will illustrate, we think that if you can be a doula in Saudi Arabia, it seems that similar principles could be applied to becoming a doula and building up a client base anywhere in the world. Read more ›
Hi everyone! This is Rachel’s husband, Brent, making a guest post/appearance again. In case you didn’t hear, it’s Big Belly Week!
It wasn’t that long ago that my sweet wife was waddling around the house in the month of August, in the heat of the summer, without air conditioning, pregnant with our fifth child. To honor her and any other mother that’s been there and done that before, we’re celebrating Big Belly Week with a 10% discount on all full doula training registrations up through Friday, August 9th.
We don’t have any fancy discounting features in place, so you’ll still have to pay the full amount for the course up front ($200), and we will return a $20 rebate to any new student who sign up via Paypal within 24 hours of registration.
Have you already signed up, or maybe you’re just not wanting to sign up yourself? You can help us spread the word by copying and pasting this nifty ad to your favorite social media website.
Thanks, and remember: It’s miserable being pregnant especially with a big belly in the heat of the summer!
Here’s another excerpt from one of the homework assignment that I ask the students to complete. I reprint it here with the student’s permission. Excellent response!
“When I was pregnant with my daughter, I desperately wanted a doula (a person who provides non-medical care and continuous support and care) to support me in my pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Read more ›
There is a lot of information out there that discusses what should and should not be done during birth. It is important, as a doula, to know good sources to go to in order to find accurate and current resources. Below is a selective list of websites that add a great deal to our knowledge base and which strive to provide correct ideas and best practices. Read more ›