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Doula-ing the Doula

  As a doula, childbirth educator, and doula trainer, as well as a mother who started in this business when my children were very young, I know all too well the need to make sure that I take care of myself.  So what does that mean exactly? How do we, in one of the most …

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A Doula Looks Forward to 2016

As 2015 comes to a close and I begin to look forward to the new year, I always contemplate what has worked well for me this year and what I would like to do differently next year.  I don’t make resolutions. I do, however, like to create intentions, usually in the form of a word …

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Preeclampsia: The Cure is Birth, or Is It?

As an educator, doula, nurse, or lactation professional, how many times have you heard that birth cures preeclampsia? Is this true? A cure is “a complete or permanent solution or remedy; a recovery or relief from disease” (Merriam-Webster, 2013, para 1). As the following quote details, preeclampsia does not always just disappear with the birth …

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Are You A New Doula? Valuable Tips for Your New Journey

After I became a Mom, I finally felt a “belonging” in my life. I could look at any Mother anywhere and feel we shared a connection, without even exchanging a word. I began my studies to be a doula the year after my son was born. I wanted to share with women, teach women, and …

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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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