Students Describe What it Means to be a Doula
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Becoming a doula can be a life changing journey.  For many people it starts with a desire to serve women and their babies.  We learn how doulas provide support , and attributes that embody a quality doula are traits we seek to have and … Read More

5 Videos of Singing During Labor
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I love music.  Music has a way of bringing me peace that nothing else can, and I even sang at one of my children’s births as a way to work through my contractions.  Research has verified the ability of music … Read More

Doulas improve birth outcomes
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Recently describe by ACOG as one of the most effective tools to improve birth outcomes, doulas help provide both physical and emotional support during labor. Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. Obstetric Care Consensus No. 1. American College of … Read More

Student Response: Purpose of Labor Support
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This comes from an assignment one of my students turned in about the purpose of labor support.  I felt it was a good description of the roles of doulas. “The purpose of labor support is to provide mothers with a … Read More

Our Commitment to the Professional Doula
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Our commitment to the Professional Doula Download Doula Statement of Professionalism (pdf) A month ago, I came out with a statement on the Professionalism of Doula Education and Care.  Written to offer an industry standard for the professional doula, it … Read More

5 Best Doula Videos
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Do you have a client that wants more information on what a doula is and what they can do?  Here’s my list of the best 5 doula videos.  Fun, and quirky answers to the question “What is a doula?”  as … 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

Defining a Doula
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PBS recently produced an informative 7-minute video about the work of doulas and highlighting a particular pregnancy assistance program in the greater New York City area focused on helping under privileged women to receive the birth care provide by a … Read More

What a Doula Can Do – A Student’s Prospective
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Another great response from a student. Love these responses! “I feel that every women has the right to be supported throughout all phases of the birth process.

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:)).

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