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. Resources Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl, Ph.D. https://www.badoulatrainings.org/courses/queer-trans-reproductive-support https://www.kingyaa.co.za/birthing-beyond-the-binary https://www.inspiredbirthpro.com/lgbtqia-inclusive-pregnancy-birth-care/ https://www.apadivisions.org/division-44/resources/advocacy/non-binary-facts.pdfhttps://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/transgender.htm https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-body/pregnancy-health/trans-and-nonbinary-people-can-be-pregnant-too/ … Read More

A Conversation on Empathy
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The Topic Empathy plays a large role in our work as doulas. So what better conversation topic to start our monthly chats? “Empathy goes beyond concern or sympathy. Empathy is stepping into the shoes of another with the intention to … Read More