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Navigating Differing Hospital Cultures as a Labor Doula

When I was a new doula, I remember being excited to apply all that I learned in training to support my clients in various birth settings. What I wasn’t prepared for was dealing with differences in birth location policies and working with different providers, who all seemed to have different policies as well. Why was …

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Hormones that create the pathway to birth. 

The process of pregnancy and birth is truly fascinating. The body has a finely tuned, well-organized intricate system that initiates and drives labour and on through birth and later breastfeeding. These processes help to develop a deep connection and attachment with their infant, following the birth. At no other time in one’s life is the hormonal …

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How To Become A Certified New Parent Educator And Why It Might Be Right For You

If you have patience and communication skills and a drive to fill an important role in supporting new parents, becoming a CAPPA Certified New Parent Educator (CNPE) might be your calling. Have you ever wondered how to become an educator for new parents? You don’t need to know everything about parenting to be a CNPE …

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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 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 and #CAPPAdoulas! Remember to tag us at @cappanetworking on Instagram or Facebook!  

World Doula Week 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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