A certified doula’s working birth plan
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In my course, I teach a different way of making birth plans.  These  birth plans allow for planning as well as flexibility.  It is also not just a list of things the mom wants, but a plan for both the … Read More

Webinar: Grief and Loss in Childbirth
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In this webinar, we discuss how to cope with grief and loss in childbirth and how a doula can be of help when unexpected events become challenging and even painful.  Specific topics include: Tasks of grief Grief phases and how … Read More

Healing After Stillbirth or Miscarriage
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In childbirth and motherhood there are inevitably losses of many kinds. I’ve mentioned my own loss when I had a miscarriage. What was the most difficult for me at the time was the many unanswered questions. Why did it happen? … Read More

What Are the Side Effects of Pitocin?
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Did you know that Pitocin is the most commonly used drug for inductions in the US?  Did you also know that it is classified as a “high-alert” drug, and half of all paid legal claims involve pitocin? So why is … Read More

Personal Birth Plan for Anemia
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One of our students prepared a birth plan for a client who would be dealing with anemia (a deficiency of red blood cells typically resulting in weariness) during her labor. With our student’s permission we are reproducing her plan on … Read More

Spirituality During Childbirth
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The more I work with women in birth, the more I realize that spirituality plays a role in many people’s births.  This may include a simple prayer or long meditations the mother uses to connect herself to the divine with … Read More

Student Response for Personalized Birth Plans
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In one of our assignment in the main doula course, we ask our students to take into consideration the medical diagnosis of their patient while developing a personalized birth plan.  What follows is the response that we got from one … Read More