28 Days to a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth: Days 1 – 7
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Not your typical list of pregnancy do’s and don’ts, last year we published 28 posts/days to a healthy pregnancy and birth that guarantee results.  As social media is not always the easiest to go back through archives of posts, we … Read More

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.

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

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

Lavender (Lavendula) Essential Oil for Pregnancy and Childbirth
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I am currently developing an essential oils course for doulas.  As a part of the course, the student will be learning around 40 different oils.  One of my favorites to use, particularly during pregancy and birth, is lavender oil.  Below … Read More

Squatting for a Better Birth
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I was searching on the Internet for pictures on how to do a squat during pregnancy and came up with a lot of good information on why we should squat, but I was disappointed on the amount of squats that … Read More

Birth Doula Resources for Suggested Best Practices
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There is a lot of information out there that discusses what should and should not be done during birth.  It is important, as a doula, to know good sources to go to in order to find accurate and current resources. … Read More

Study Helps on Critical Reading
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I have had a few students that get overwhelmed by the amount of reading and info. In an effort to help relieve the stress, here’s a few links to help with studying and reading. http://www.lib.purdue.edu/phys/assets/SciPaperTutorial.swf http://www.andrewcolgoni.ca/2011/03/teaching-how-to-read-a-scientific-journal-article/ http://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/cas/english/ReadingCritically.pdf Keep in mind, … Read More

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