Providing Remote Doula Support that Works with Hospital Requirements
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When hospitals limit the number of support persons, doulas can still function in their capacity as professional labor support without being physically present at the time of birth.

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

Simplified Pricing for Doula Training and Childbirth Support Library
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Behind every good business, I believe there is a good story. Let me explain some of the recent developments in our business that have brought us to announce a simplified approach to our training fees. But first, the announcement: A … Read More

Preventing Tears During Birth
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Looking for a way to help women prevent tears and be more comfortable during the pushing stage of labor?  You can get the best of both worlds by using warm compresses.  A recent study found that the risk of 3rd and … Read More

Music for Labor and Delivery
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(Editor’s Note: We just recently instituted a new application process for our scholarships. As a part of this new process, we ask the applicants to write  a paper on a topic of their choice involving labor support.  Below is one … Read More

How to Provide Supportive Care During Pushing
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I was taught purple pushing as a nurse.  That’s what they call the way the pushing stage is done in the hospital.  The woman is on her back with her legs being held up.  She holds her breathe and pushes … 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

Building a Doula Business
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Brent and I have been on a journey of a sorts to rebuild our doula training business. In that process, we came across a book entitled “The E-Myth Revisited.” It has changed how we looked at building a business in … Read More

Pregnancy Diet Tip: Eat Dates to Decrease Bleeding
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From Babymoon Inn Midwife Maribeth Diver: Please take a trip to a natural foods store and get some dates to snack on. The date fruit is the product of the date palm, a tree native to Northern Africa and the … Read More

Smoothie for Postpartum and Lactation
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During pregnancy, our bodies use a lot of nutrients that need to be bulked up on or replenished after birth. Sometimes this can be a daunting task as a new mom is adjusting to a new baby and trying to … Read More

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