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14 Aug 2019

What does it look like to become a doula? What are some of the birth world’s most pressing issues? In our new series, Ask A DTI Doula, DTI educators and trained doulas will answer some of our community’s questions. For the first in the series, we are proud to share an interview with DTI Lead […]

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20 Jun 2019

This week, we discovered that a bill regulating doula certification in New York State was seemingly passed overnight. Below is our formal request to Governor Cuoumo that this bill be stopped before it creates further disparities within the birth world, maternal health and infant mortality. You can read our full statement to Governor Cuoumo below […]

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11 Jun 2019

    Today, we are sitting in gratitude for BORN INTO THIS 2019. This past weekend was marked by conversation, eye-opening dialogue and community. (We also raised $3000 for our scholarship program!) Here’s to all 150 birth workers, doulas, parents, health professionals, community leaders and change-makers who joined us at BORN INTO THIS 2019 to […]

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22 May 2019

It’s official—our annual birth world gathering, BORN INTO THIS, is two weeks away. This year’s theme is birth taboos. What does it mean to confront taboos within our practice as creatives, birth workers and leaders? What taboos are we working to dispel? As we prepare for the conference, we’ve been asking our speakers their thoughts […]

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18 Apr 2019

April is Cesarean Awareness Month. The initiative was launched by the nonprofit International Cesarean Awareness Network to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). At DTI, it’s an opportunity for us to honor all birth experiences. It’s an opportunity to move beyond […]

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03 Apr 2019

  This week, we’re excited to announce a new partnership for DTI—an ongoing collaboration with Maternity Neighborhood to provide our members with the data collection and communication tools they need to best support their clients and families. What is Maternity Neighborhood? Maternity Neighborhood leverages the power of technology and community to help providers transform their […]

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07 Mar 2019

Over the last few months, the DTI team has been reflecting on our processes and practice as doulas, birth workers, teachers and instructors. As a result, we’ve updated a number of our training manuals and learning materials to reflect our evolving approach to diversity and inclusivity within the birth world. Previously, we used the term […]

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26 Feb 2019

We’re less than four months away from DTI’s 2019 conference, Born Into This! And as we prepare, we want to meet with you. Over the next two months, we’ll be hosting Born Into This pop-ups in select cities to view panels from last year’s conference and discuss some of the topics we’ll be presenting at […]

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18 Feb 2019

This month at DTI, we’re recognizing the Black birth workers who have become before us and imagining a future that honors, respects and upholds evidence-based care for everyone. In that spirit, we’d like to share a poem by DTI educator and doula Simone Toomer. In this poem, Toomer outlines the racist constructs and disparities that […]

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14 Feb 2019

Hold space for your clients. Hold space for your body. Hold space for yourself. Today, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, DTI Community Development Lead Scout Chavers has three easy and affordable self-love and self-care strategies for doulas and birth workers. This is our little reminder to you that the most important relationship you have is […]

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