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12 Feb 2019

We are proud to announce that our annual Born Into This conference will be back for its second run from June 6 to June 8, 2019. This summer, we’ll host a community of 200 birth workers, holistic health professionals, thoughtful leaders and creators in Austin, Texas for three days of discovery, accountability, resource-sharing and skill-building. […]

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24 Jan 2019

Teaching our clients about childbirth and its intersections is an important part of providing comprehensive, competent care to the families we serve as birth workers and doulas. Today, DTI educator and our CBE (Child Birth Educator) instructor Jenny Bennett walks us through the four key things every childbirth educator needs to host informational, experiential and […]

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21 Jan 2019

For years, we’ve said that DTI is “for the modern doula.” And, of course, that is true—to some extent. DTI is here for future-forward critical thinkers and DTI is committed to creating a birth world that’s no longer characterized by the disparities, inequalities and discriminations of our industry’s past. But the truth is there is a lot of […]

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15 Jan 2019

At the beginning of every year, we find ourselves excited—excited to dive deeper into our practice as doulas, excited to learn more about the birth world and excited to welcome hundreds of new doulas into the profession. With our first training of the year behind us and plenty of doula trainings on the horizon, we […]

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02 Jan 2019

In an Internet landscape that oftentimes polices representations of the birth world and its intersections, we’re continually inspired by the artists using design to shatter taboos and share the lives of parents, mothers, childbirth educators, doulas and birth workers. Here’s a growing catalogue of artists we’ve found (or have worked with at DTI) who use their […]

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20 Nov 2018

From this Friday, Nov. 23 through Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27, we are working hard with Circle of Health International to raise funds for our scholarship program. In addition, we’re also launching our new Dope Families Need Dope Doulas tee, benefitting Barbara Verneus’ (creator of Tiny and Brave and the Dope Moms Need Dope Moms initiative) […]

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20 Nov 2018

At DTI, we believe in certification for life. Our comprehensive programs create a strong foundation for birth professionals from the get-go. But the birth world changes everyday. New studies are being released, and our ever-evolving political atmosphere affects client care, as well as reproductive health and rights. So, how does a doula stay up to […]

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18 Nov 2018

On behalf of DTI’s childbirth educator community we’re excited to introduce you to Rachel Adler, a doula and educator offering birth & postpartum services and childbirth classes in the Los Angeles area. You can find Rachel on Instagram @Doulaworks or thedoulaworks.com. Tell us about your work (family life included) so far this year. How has […]

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05 Nov 2018

Recently at DTI, our team sat down with Sara Reardon PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, founder of The Vagina Whisperer, to record one of our expert affiliate videos (coming soon to DTI members!). If you’re not familiar with The Vagina Whisperer, TVW is an online resource for pelvic health education and virtual sessions to help people […]

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19 Oct 2018

The birthing person is the decider. We hear this said at doula and childbirth educator trainings time and time again. But what does this actually mean if the information given is conflicting or confusing? In the last few weeks, a couple of scientific studies on birth topics have raised questions in the birthing community. The […]

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