How a doula can deal with negative emotions
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We know that a quality doula will provide support for her client in whatever choices she makes.  Whether or not she agrees with those decisions should not affect her care. That said, it is not uncommon for negative emotions to arise in connection with a choice her client makes, either towards her client or the care providers.

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

What is the difference between a doula and other healthcare providers?
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Often people feel like the role a doula plays can or should be done by other healthcare workers. While this would be nice, in reality it is very difficult for healthcare workers to provide good medical care and good labor … Read More

A Doula Trainer’s Birth Story, Part III – Labor Support
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I’ve been contemplating this post for a while as I’ve thought about my previous births. With my first five children, I didn’t have a doula.  Before I began working as a doula, I had heard about what a doula does, … Read More

Why I Want to Be a Doula – A NB Student’s Perspective
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I love to see the responses from my students for this assignment. They are usually very personal and beautiful, in my opinion. So, I wanted to share some here. (I did get permission first:)).

Interview with a midwife
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This was an interview that I did with a local midwife.  My main objective was to discuss continuity of care among professionals. What was your path to midwifery (in terms of schooling and credentials), and why did you choose this … Read More

What I love about being a doula/trainer
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I started thinking about what I like the most about my job tonight.  The life of a doula can be hard and haphazard, but worth it in ways that is hard to explain why.  I love helping women find out that … Read More

What Labor Support Means to Me: Dawn’s Reponse
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As one of the assignments I have students describe what labor support means to them. These are so fun to read that I thought I’d include some here on my site.  Enjoy! Throughout 4 of my own birth experiences and … Read More

Review of Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers
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This was an article that I had to write for my midwifery courses.  The original article is linked below.  Enjoy! Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers Witches, midwifes and nurses: A Review