What a Doula Does
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Rachel had the opportunity to sit down with two of our New Beginnings people, Jessiqua and Amanda, and discuss how they talk about what a Doula does. The Elevator Pitch Can you describe what you do in just a few … Read More

Gender Identity and the Doula
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We had two great conversations about how we as doulas can honor and respect people and their gender identity during labor and birth. Download a copy of our discussion questions: Resources Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce … Read More

5 ways to cope with labor pain
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Even though epidurals are a very effective way to control pain during labor (though that does not mean they relieve suffering or anxiety), nearly 16% of epidurals are not effective.  Sometimes women cannot even get them before their baby is … 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

The Nurturing Doula; Empowering Women
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A nurturing doula can help empower women.  “[C]aregiving professionals can seek new ways to nurture and empower [women]…during labor and birth.”-Paulina Perez To nurture is defined as “the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone … Read More

Statement of Professionalism of Doula Education and Care
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Download Doula Statement of Professionalism (pdf) Statement of Professionalism of Doula Education and Care Among doulas, the need to define their work as a profession is a growing trend. Our birthing communities need this in order for doulas to be … Read More

Touch in Labor and Birth
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One of my favorite comforting memories of my mother is when she would trace my face. I would lay down to sleep and she would sit by my side and with her finger trace around my lips, nose and eyes. … Read More