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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Laura Nance – CPD, CLD, CLE®, CCCE, CPFE, Faculty, Senior Program Advisor CAPPA recently made changes to the Postpartum Doula Scope of Practice. These changes reflect the needs of postpartum doulas and the work they do with families. First, let’s talk about why a Scope of Practice is even necessary. It comes down to two
Update 3/29/21: Check out some interviews with working Postpartum Doulas to gather more tips about working in the pandemic! Mary Kate Video Interview Shannon Sproule Video Interview Presentation Developed by Kimberly Bepler, Senior Program Advisor – Lactation Educator Program. Download these slides as a PDF!
Update 3/29/21: Check out some interviews with working Labor Doulas to gather more tips about working in the pandemic! Liza White Video Interview Debbie Hull Video Interview Presentation Developed by Katie Nyberg, Senior Program Advisor – Labor Doula Program. Download these slides as a PDF!
These are unprecedented times as there has not been a serious health situation such as coronavirus/COVID-19 in recent history. This has left many postpartum doulas wondering how to handle in home support for clients. As evidence-based professionals, we want to follow the guidance of the most recent and relevant information; this could include the CDC,
Your CAPPA Labor Doula Faculty team would like to share some ideas for supporting your clients if hospitals are not allowing doulas to provide support during labor. Please remember that it is your professional responsibility to follow CDC recommendations including staying home if you have any type of illness symptoms, following proper hand washing protocols,