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

Student Response: Gestational Diabetes
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One of the assignments my students do is how a doula can help when their client is diagnosed with a particular medical diagnosis.  Below is one student’s response of a great way to see what a doula can do for … Read More

Course Supplement: Care of the Woman with Low Amniotic Fluid (Oligohydramnios)
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A recent discussion with a family member has led me to look into more research concerning the use of the AFI(Amniotic Fluid Index). The AFI is used to determine whether an overdue mother should be induced. Coincidentally, the bloggers at … Read More

Cochrane Review regarding hypertension and bedrest-a handout for doulas
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For those who may need some research  or handouts to take with you to appointments and discuss with your care providers, here’s the cochrane reveiw on bedrest and hypertension.  This is a great way to open up dialogue with your … Read More

How a trained doula can help provide support for pre-eclampsia-an online guide
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I just recently had a friend who gave birth to her first child.  She had wanted a drug free birth, but, as is true to birth, things did not go as planned.  She ended up having pre-eclampsia and needing to … Read More

Decreased contractions with gestational diabetes-how can a trained doula help?
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I want to pose a question for my student doula’s out there.  There has been some research that has suggested that women with gestational diabetes have decreased contractility during labor.  So their uterus does not contract as efficiently, with or without pitocin.  How … Read More

Gestational Diabetes-for doulas who want more training
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While doulas are not a medical professional, and we are not expected to provide medical care, it helps to have a basic knowledge of various medical diagnosis.  So I will be providing more training on some of these that are … Read More