Infertility doula
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There are many ways that we can do the work of a doula.  One of them is to work with women who are going through infertility and trying to get pregnant.  In this webinar, Corrine describes her journey through infertility … Read More

Webinar: Abuse Survivors and Childbirth
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Abuse Survivors and Childbirth This webinar discusses working with survivors of abuse and the unique set of challenges that presents with childbirth.  Specific topics include: The need to create safety and control Prenatal preparation Discussing the topic with the care … Read More

A Perfect Birth, Almost
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Rachel works a part time job at the birth center nearest to us (an hour and half away) on the weekends. In this capacity, she functions as an on-call nurse. She will frequently debrief her birthing experiences with me. I … Read More

What Is the Difference between a Doula and an Experienced Mother for Labor Support?
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In order to answer this, let’s first look at what the research says about the different forms of labor support and how they compare. One of the major research groups that analyses current research has found that women who receive … Read More

Doula support during Unassisted Childbirth(UC)
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Unassisted childbirth (UC) is defined as “births that are planned not to be assisted by professional healthcare providers”(MacDonald et al.), and an “absence of an expert, rather than complete solitude”.  This is different than, what is called, “born upon arrival“.  … 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

What is the purpose of a doula?
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What is the purpose of a doula?  Scope of Practice Editor’s Note: Jessica Cartwright is one of our incoming students to recently be awarded a merit-based scholarship. As a part of the scholarship application process, we request that candidates complete … Read More

The Nurturing Doula; Empowering Women
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A nurturing doula can help empower women.  “[C]aregiving professionals can seek new ways to nurture and empower [women]…during labor and birth.”-Paulina Perez To nurture is defined as “the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone … 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

Updates on New York Doula Law: 22 July 2019
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I am not an authority on anything legal nor am I an expert when comes to government regulations and the political process. I am learning. If you are a doula or any form of birth worker, my recommendation is that … Read More

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