Alumni Interview with LaDawn Maness
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About LaDawn Maness What is your doula business name? Agape Doula Emmettagape.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/Agape-Doula-303422167188896 Where are you located?Emmett, Idaho When did you finish your doula certification?June 2020 Why did you decide to become a doula? Two reasons. I did not realize … Read More

Emotional Support as Pain Relief
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In the current situation of Covid-19, doulas are switching to supporting their clients remotely instead of in-person. This switch from physical aid does not negate the validity of providing emotional support for laboring women by doulas. Emotional support is a … Read More

9 Ways to Prevent Toxic Shock Syndrome
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By Jenny Hart Womanhood is beautiful. The miracle of carrying life and having babies is also accompanied by other aspects of women’s health, such as menstruation and feminine care. Feminine care education (for men and for women) helps end the … Read More

Miscarriage and Molar Pregnancy – Facts and Personal Experience
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By Shalynne Addison What is a miscarriage? Miscarriages affect approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies. Miscarriage is defined as the death of a fetus in the uterus during pregnancy. There are a variety of different reasons why miscarriages occur and even … Read More

Doulas Supporting Black Women
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Black women are twice as likely to lose their babies as white women in Missouri, and the state’s maternal mortality rate is 50% higher than the national average, according to past Missourian reporting. These statistics are not just the norm … Read More

Alumni Spotlight – Amanda Rhodes
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What is your name? Amanda Rhodes What is your doula business name? Beyond the Bump And my non-profit: It Takes a Village Where are you located? Cape Girardeau, MO When did you finish your doula certification? November 2019 Why did you … Read More

Alumni Spotlight – Kelly Harper
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What is your name? Kelly Harper What is your doula business name? Elemental Beginnings Where are you located?  Adelaide, South Australia When did you finish your doula certification?  I completed training with New Beginnings in 2018 but have been working … Read More

Using Affirmations During Labor
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Positive affirmations are short, positive statements that can be used during labor by the mother or the support person as a way of creating a positive attitude toward birth and labor pain. Sometimes negative thoughts hinder the body from progressing … Read More