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

Music for Labor and Delivery
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Among many relaxation techniques employed to soothe the mind and body, music is an age-old mixture of genius and comfort for the senses. Whether the music is a simple folk song being strummed on a guitar around a campfire, or a heart-thrilling orchestral Bach suite, the wonderful mind-calming … Read More

Doulas as a Part of Birth Team
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The morning when my client’s water broke, her midwife called me to let me know some basic information, including when she had gotten there and what the plan was.  We discussed the emotional and labor support needs. Then I came … Read More

Physiologic Third Stage of Labor
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We love it when a student turns in exceptional assignments with great information that is informative and thorough. Sharing Courtney’s assignment on Physiologic Third Stage of Labor from our Labor and Birth Doula Course. Fantastic job, Courtney! What is involved … Read More

All women should have access to doula care
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The biggest news from ACOG’s latest Committee Opinion, was that women should have access to continuous labor support, professionally called a doula.  This does not surprise many who have been following the trail of research since the 1990’s.  They cite … Read More

Using Music in Labor
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I find I use music in all different ways in my life, from a wake-up playlist to a playlist from my favorite movies to work around the house. Music has a way of relaxing or inspiring people, and is a … Read More

Birth Art: A Useful Doula Skill
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Birth Art: A Useful Doula Skill Birth art may not be the first skill you think of to help women in childbirth, but art can offer your client many benefits.  It allows women to explore fears, integrate the birth experience, … Read More

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

Newborn Jaundice and How to Provide Support as a Doula
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Newborn jaundice is when a baby has a high level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that the body creates when it replaces old red blood cells. The liver helps break down the substance so it … Read More

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