Student Response: Gestational Diabetes

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One of the assignments my students do is how a doula can help when their client is diagnosed with a particular medical diagnosis.  Below is one student’s response of a great way to see what a doula can do for … Read More

How a Doula Helps During a C-Section

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Many women who use doulas are looking to have a natural birth without medications.  Occasionally, though, emergencies happen, plans change, and a c-section is neccesary. I often get questioned on what a doula can do during a c-section to help … Read More

The Doula’s Role in Natural Inductions

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As a nurse and a doula, medical inductions for non-medical reasons are at the top of my list of things that make me cringe.  In the birthing community, I have seen the concern growing with others also.   More and more, … Read More

Newborn Jaundice and How to Provide Support as a Doula

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Newborn jaundice is when a baby has a high level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that the body creates when it replaces old red blood cells. The liver helps break down the substance so it … Read More

Student Incentive Updates March 2015

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A recipient for February’s monthly incentive has been selected! February’s incentive was generously sponsored by Gabriel Sanders, page administrator for the new and quickly growing Facebook page “New Dads’ Place.” Marisa of Washington state was selected as our student for … Read More

Business Updates – End of February 2015

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February is quickly coming to a close, and we’ve been letting some of the extra things that we like to provide our students and community slip behind. So I felt a blog post was at least in order to give … Read More

Five Social Structures for Mothers Missing from Western Culture

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(This post originated from an assignment submitted by one of our students that is participating in our development group for postpartum doula training.  It is reproduced here with her permission. ) The Five Social Structures that Are Missing from Western … Read More

February 2015 Incentives Update

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Because we’ve created perhaps our most popular incentive to date, I felt we owed a little explanation on the delay in getting this incentive fulfilled. In January 2015, we announce that every student submitting an incentive request by the end … Read More

A Doula Trainer’s Birth Story, Part III – Labor Support

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I’ve been contemplating this post for a while as I’ve thought about my previous births. With my first five children, I didn’t have a doula.  Before I began working as a doula, I had heard about what a doula does, … Read More

January 2015 Student Incentive – Quick Reference Medication Cards

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Congratulations to Marissa of Georgia, who’s name was drawn for December’s Incentive: a basic doula kit. The student incentive for January 2015 will be a digital file for printing your own set of quick-reference medication cards. These cards will be … Read More

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