Professional doula commitment

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  I commit…. to providing care to my clients and community with “integrity and morality, altruism, and the promotion of the public good. to do my best to work in a framework of collaboration with other doula businesses or organizations … Read More

5 Videos of Singing During Labor

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I love music.  Music has a way of bringing me peace that nothing else can, and I even sang at one of my children’s births as a way to work through my contractions.  Research has verified the ability of music … Read More

5 Reasons Why It Is Important to Change Positions While in Labor

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5 Reasons Why It Is Important to Change Positions While in Labor Women have been birthing babies since the beginning of time. As we can see from the media, there are many positions that women get into as part of … Read More

SEO for Doulas

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While having an online presence is not the only tool in your bag for promoting your services as a doula, it is an integral part of the whole advertising picture, and if done right, is a fairly inexpensive return on … Read More

Doulas improve birth outcomes

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Recently describe by ACOG as one of the most effective tools to improve birth outcomes, doulas help provide both physical and emotional support during labor. Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. Obstetric Care Consensus No. 1. American College of … Read More

What Is a Doula?

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The thought of labor and birth can be a very scary thought for many women.  Images of hospitals, fear, being alone, and pain can fill our thoughts and create a lot of anxiety for those who are new to birth … Read More

Blogging for Doulas

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Blogging for Doulas People who are looking for doulas need a way to find you. In the past, doulas have typically relied on referrals or networking within their birth community. This works well if you have a strong network, but … Read More

How to be an advocate as a doula

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  Advocate: the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; Typically, women giving birth have not been adequately prepared for the choices they will be faced with.  They often have not discussed the pros and cons with their providers, nor … Read More

How a doula can deal with negative emotions

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We know that a quality doula will provide support for her client in whatever choices she makes.  Whether or not she agrees with those decisions should not affect her care. That said, it is not uncommon for negative emotions to … Read More

Student response: Mindful birth training during birth

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As a part of the course, our students go through a series of mindful birth training.  This is used both as a self-care measure for them, and as a way to help their clients utilize this resource in their own … Read More

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