Henna Bellies!
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All the pictures of cute painted baby bumps for Halloween reminds me of henna bellies. I thought I would share some tips for getting henna on your bump (these tips can also work for painted bellies too!). What is Henna? … Read More

Doula Role: Neonatal Care
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How do you support a client whose baby was whisked away to the Neonatal Care Unit? Whether it’s planned or unplanned having a baby in the neonatal care unit can be overwhelming and scary for parents. As doulas, we can … Read More

Quick Snacks for Nursing Parents
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I don’t know about you, but I was ALWAYS hungry while nursing my children! Breast/Chest feeding uses 425 to 700 calories per day. According to the American Pregnancy Association you should increase your caloric intake, while nursing, by 500 healthy … Read More

Grappling with Racial Bias as a White Doula
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As a people (and especially those of us who are “white”), we need to evaluate our racial biases. As I am sitting here writing this blog, I’m scared. I am scared that I am going to write the wrong thing. … Read More

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

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