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CAPPA Summary of “Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery” developed by the ACOG

  CAPPA Summary of “Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery” developed by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Read the full document here. An integral part of the CAPPA mission is to support the right of families to make informed decisions about pregnancy, childbirth, …

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The Slippery Slope of Supplementation

    There are a few pieces of education that can prevent unnecessary supplementation of formula or unintentional weaning. One problem is that many people misinterpret baby behavior. A baby communicates various ways. He uses body language, head movements, hand gestures, and crying as forms of expression. The crying stage is usually what brings on …

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Happy Home Birthing: Helpful Doula Tips

I know the value of a doula in hospital, but I have to say that I really love a good homebirth gig! I am referencing homebirths attended by a legally recognized and skilled care provider, usually a midwife. Our presence at an intentionally unassisted birth is out of the CAPPA Labor Doula Scope of Practice …

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Why Scheduling Your Newborn is Harmful

As a postpartum doula, I meet all different kinds of families. Each family that has called a Postpartum Doula has invited them into their home as an extra set of loving hands and a brain to pick about what to expect from their newborn. In most cases, parents have read nearly a dozen books to prepare …

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How Can I Help My Client “Get Labor Going”?

If you frequent labor doula forums and groups, this question comes up almost daily. Some common scenarios include: My client has been having contractions for about 2 hours every night but they stall out before morning. My client has been having sporadic contractions for the past 12 hours and they aren’t getting stronger or coming …

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Doula Sisterhood: A World of Supportive Women

In your time of need… This is a note to your future self if you are just starting out or a reminder to those who have been giving of yourself for many, many years. Entering this work, I doubt any of us expected the sisterhood we would find. Maybe you come from a past employment history …

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Market Your Doula Business: Too Shy to Network?

The question I hear most frequently from new doulas is “How do I get clients?”  We want to do this work; we want to support and serve, AND earn an income for our families as well. But how does one get started doing a new thing? Everyone says network, network, network. But HOW? And what …

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Building a Secure Attachment with your Baby

How to focus Mom’s Attention on Building a Secure Attachment As a postpartum home visitor for a local non-profit, I provide a series of three visits for all moms who are discharged from the hospital with their newborn. I never know what I’ll find when I visit a home with a baby less than 7 …

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