The Benefits of Breastfeeding

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Whey, lactose, protein, growth factors, lactobacillus, IgA, antioxidants, and antibiotics: what do these all have in common?  They all are a part of breast milk.  Not only do these components provide the optimal nutrition for your baby, but they also … Read More

Natural Induction Methods: Evening Primrose Oil and How a Certified Doula Can Help

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Natural induction methods are often used by women who also desire to have doulas.  In my doula certification course, methods of induction are presented so that the doula can help provide information to the birthing mother.  The doula must be … Read More

Interview with a Doula Pioneer: Amy Gilliland

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Last month, we were privileged to host a webinar with doula pioneer, Amy Gilliland, who has asked “What is your community’s story of change?” Learn more about the history of doulas, birth attendants and labor support.

Doula support during Unassisted Childbirth(UC)

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Unassisted childbirth (UC) is defined as “the birth of a baby without the assistance of an obstetrician, midwife, or other health professional”.  While there is only a small percentage of women who choose to have an unassisted birth, doulas are … Read More

What is a doula?

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      A doula provides non-medical, holistic care to the childbearing family. Prenatally, she provides information to help a family plan what they would like for their birth. During birth, she provides continuous labor support and helps the laboring … Read More

Stock Photography for Your Doula Business

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Navigating the waters of photography for your doula blog can sometimes prove to be tricky. That said, there are low-cost and even no-cost options that offer high-quality, attractive stock photographs that are safe to use and will keep you out … Read More

Tips for New Doulas

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When I brought my first baby home, I remember having a sense of feeling overwhelmed, with the big question looming in my head, “Now what?”.  What in the world was I supposed to do now that I had become a … Read More

Three Best Doula Marketing Videos

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Marketing for doulas is a hot topic nowadays.  With the new technology available, marketing has become easier to do for the small business of the doula.  For doulas who want to delve a little deeper into how to find clients … Read More

Choosing a Name for Your Doula Business

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The question came up a couple of days back in our Facebook student and alumni group about choosing a name for a doula business. Specifically, the issue came up in picking a business name that was already in use by … Read More

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