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04 Oct 2011

  We are Proud of our One on One Mentorship Program   As doulas we are often seen as a mentor through labor and birth, breastfeeding and the transition into parenthood.  Many doulas even call themselves prenatal, childbirth and breastfeeding mentors.  This seems like an appropriate description as doulas often inspire by example in the […]

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30 Sep 2011

  Dear Ricky and Abby, Thank you so much for your genuine passion and commitment to improving maternity care.  As doulas, we share this commitment with you each and every day.  When you came out with The Business of Being Born we cheered you on.  We took off our clogs and put on our heels […]

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27 Sep 2011

Often when doulas are contacted by a couple who is interested in Hypnobirthing they are asked what (if any) experience they have with this method.  For those of you who feel called to working with these couples, or who have a desire to learn more about Hypnobirthing, we introduce Debbie Catz to you. We sat […]

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20 Sep 2011

  Last week we read a blog called Journey to Crunchville which talked about why we may not want to do kegels.  What?!  This confused me, werent we always talking about doing kegals and more and more kegals?  I found the article interesting and enjoyed the read but wanted to reach out to my trusted friend […]

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19 Sep 2011

  Why are you considered a business savvy doula?  Honestly, one reason that I think I’m considered a business savvy doula is because I talk about the business of being a doula! I also value and love my work. So many doulas that I know shy away from this side of their work and even […]

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13 Sep 2011

  Sometimes babies cry. Some babies cry more than others. As parents, our job is to decipher their cries and respond. Help them. Feel like good parents. When babies cry incessantly (for more than three hours at a time) and the baby is truly inconsolable, they can be labeled as having colic. This makes feeling […]

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12 Sep 2011

We came across this today on a friends FB page and just had to share it with all of you.  Check out this poster and also the Uterus related gifts:)        The Good Ol' Menstrual Cycle – 18 x 24 Poster [STpMC] – $15.00 : I Heart Guts, Love Your Insides.

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09 Sep 2011

  Doula Trainings International is excited to announce our partnership with Plumtree Baby. Plumtree Baby was created by Julie Olson and Michelle Kettleborough in an effort to provide resources and lend support to those who work as birth professionals.  These materials are truly unlike any others available.  DTI has decided to enhance our doula training […]

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02 Sep 2011

Okay so we have all played this game right?  Here are some of our favorites and we want to hear yours.  Don't be shy.  Add to the F U N! You Know You're a Doula When… The double hip squeeze and applying counter pressure is your daily work out.   When nothing is as exciting to […]

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31 Aug 2011

Doulas for the most part love their Dansko clogs. Clogs are part of doula culture and doula couture, if you will. They are pretty practical.  As labor doula’s we often step in and out of our clogs quickly to get in a position close to a mother to help her through her contraction.  Sometimes we […]

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