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3 Things I Have Learned About Instagram

I’m a doula and educator, not a social media coach; however, I did want to grow on IG and I wasn’t sure how. Posts, stories, reels…what was I doing? In the last few months, I have seen my account grow to 4 times its size, and I hope to share with my CAPPA friends what …

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Helping Clients Process Emotions After Birth

As postpartum doulas, one of our major roles is that of communicator/coach/counselor. The skills we develop to successfully fill this role can greatly enhance our support as we become enmeshed in the family’s life. This role of communicator/coach/counselor enables us to be one of the best lines of defense against some of the emotional and …

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Does your State have a Breastfeeding Coalition?

What: State and Local breastfeeding coalitions are there to support, educate and advocate for families, healthcare providers, childbirth educators and doulas. Check in your state or county to see what they are up to for 2021! Many Coalitions are supported by The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) which  is an independent nonprofit coalition of more …

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Grow and Give at the Same Time

Are you stuck with that “what to charge” torment that makes you keep your prices low because you’re sooo passionate about helping everyone afford a doula, but then at the end of the year, your income is pretty much nothing? Let’s do a little perspective exercise. Most doulas feel obligated to attend their first few …

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CAPPAPedia: Patricia Prime – Postpartum Doula

For Patricia Prime, the owner of Peach County, Georgia based Prime Baby Time Consulting LLC., the maternal mortality crisis in her state can no longer be overlooked and is shaping every aspect of her work. Prime, 56, of Bryon, Ga, has been a Registered Nurse for the past 29 years and a CAPPA Certified Postpartum …

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Vicarious Trauma and Birth Work

The American Psychological Association defines trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster. However, a person may experience trauma as a response to any event they find physically or emotionally threatening or harmful. Our minds are so powerful, powerful enough to work, study, engage, and manage the …

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A Mother’s Triumph

Some mother’s experience challenges while breastfeeding, there are many challenges that they can face while breastfeeding. When moms encounter these barriers, they are less likely to continue their journey with breastfeeding. One of the common challenges I get from moms are nipple pain, which then leads to the question, “Is my baby getting enough milk?” …

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CAPPAPedia: Patrick Hutchins – Childbirth Educator & Postpartum Doula

While sitting in a Community Action Network meeting in Maricopa County, Arizona three years ago, Patrick Hutchins was stunned to learn that the infant mortality rate among African Americans in Phoenix at the time, was 6 percent higher than in white communities. Healthcare professionals at the meeting attributed the data largely in part to absentee …

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