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What to teach your clients to help their pelvic floors heal postpartum

Let me tell you a little secret about the pelvic floor in the postpartum period…it’s an unsung hero! Issues with the pelvic floor are often dismissed as a “normal” part of having a baby, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Mommas are already dealing with so many changes during pregnancy and postpartum that …

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The Other Endemic: Black Mamas Are Still Dying

The Black Community Black mamas are dying. Although the murder of George Floyd sparked a universal outcry fanned by the flames of Black Lives Matter, Black lives do not appear to matter. Legacies of slavery, racism, and segregation are aspects of historic injustice reflected in America today. The history of medical racism in the US …

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World Doula Week 2022 Shareables

Below are some graphics members can use to promote WDW and share their CAPPA Pride. Feel free to download these and share them on March 22-28! Be sure to use the tags #WorldDoulaWeek #WDW #DoulasMakeADifference and #CAPPAdoulas! Remember to tag us at @cappanetworking on Instagram or Facebook!

World Doula Week 2022 Profile Picture Frames

Members can take these frames and place them over their pictures by using a free website like Canva or an app like Over (from GoDaddy), or even directly on their photos app depending on the phone. Right-click and save the image you want to use!

Infant Formula Recalls and Proper Powder Formula Preparation

The tragic news of several hospitalizations and infant deaths has prompted a severe warning from the FDA and massive recalls by Abbott Nutrition.   The first recall was announced on February 17, 2022, by Abbott Nutrition, which manufactures the Similac Alimentum and EleCare brands.  An additional batch of formula was recalled on February 28, 2022, …

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Why is Anti-racism work important for doulas and educators?

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy and postpartum-related causes than white women. Multiple factors contribute to these disparities, such as quality of healthcare, underlying chronic conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias. As CAPPA educators and doulas, we are committed to improving birth and postpartum for all people. Therefore, it is …

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The Doula Evolution

The progression in this business has some very similar and familiar characteristics and you may find them in yourself as you travel through the journey of being a professional Doula.  How will you change your business practices or your opinions on clients and the interactions with other professionals within the community?  Will the things you …

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The Incredible Power of Newborn Stem Cells

Meet CBR Families who have preserved and used this precious resource. Recommended #1 by families and OB/GYNs, Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) is the world’s largest and most experienced newborn stem cell company. As part of our commitment to advancing the clinical applications of newborn stem cells, we have helped over 600 families use their cord …

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