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02 Sep 2013

Supporting a Birthing Woman’s Spiritual Practice As doulas, we are trained to offer birthing women the very best in terms of comfort measures. We know that the body, mind, and emotions deeply intersect throughout life and especially in birth. Doula Trainings International mentors new doulas to trust nature’s wisdom and honor a birthing woman’s intuitive […]

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19 Aug 2013

The late summer air, cooler and crisper with each passing evening, has put me in a reflective mood. I find myself struck by the immense gift that we doulas are given when  we choose to walk this path of unconditional support. After more than a decade as a doula, I can say with certainty that […]

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24 Jun 2013

It was my third birth as a doula. I focused completely on the mother. At 8 cm dilated, she moved, swayed, and surrendered to the powerful energy of transition. Determined to have a successful VBAC, she committed herself to the flow of natural labor. It had been a long haul. After being with her for […]

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09 Jun 2013

Welcome to our series, “A Doula’s Birth Story: Her Own”. This series focuses on birth stories from doulas, written by doulas. As doulas, we have such an intimate relationship with birth that when our time comes to learn our own birth story there can be a range of experiences from feeling calm, anxious, supported, and at […]

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27 May 2013

Today we’re celebrating a very special woman who represents EMPOWERMENT for pregnant women, mamas, and families all over the world. With over 100K Facebook fans, Birth Without Fear has provided women the support they need to share their story, to heal, to learn, to feel informed and empowered, and most importantly, to build community. January is truly […]

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20 May 2013

  Therapeutic grade *and only Therapeutic Grade* Essential Oils, can be an amazing support for laboring mothers. I will never forget how helpful they were for me during my labor and delivery especially for back labor pain, courage and energy. For doulas they can be a beautiful, organic addition to your practice. If you haven’t […]

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15 Apr 2013

Many people are always asking me about what Ayurveda is and how it can support pregnancy and the postpartum period.  Ayurveda is a system of health and medicine from India that dates back almost 5000 years.  It covers topics ranging from nutrition to yoga to surgery to philosophy to internal medicine. Ayurveda at its most […]

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12 Apr 2013

It’s 3am and you have been laboring with a couple overnight.  Your phone rings and you are shocked to see it’s another client that isn’t due for another 2 weeks.  She’s in full labor and ready for you to come and support her.  Unfortunately, it’s time to call in your backup.  What does this process […]

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31 Mar 2013

     It all began with a birth.  My daughter was born by cesarean after a three day failed induction and birthing that way was not at all what I had planned.  It was a deeply traumatic experience that shook me to the core, moved the earth below me, changed how I viewed the world, and […]

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25 Mar 2013

When you’re working with a new mom and her little one, you learn a lot the moment you step into her house. True? You are sometimes the only one who finds out all the details, mishaps, and wonders of her entire pregnancy & birth journey, which may have started years before she even got pregnant. […]

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