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27 Aug 2021

DTI already had a great month, and the next few weeks are going to be a very exciting time for our growing community of doulas. From events and news, we have a lot of special ways that you can experience our community and learn from each other. But if you’ve missed any of our announcements […]

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07 Nov 2016

Doula Training International’s Trans Health Initiative has had an exciting first year out of the gate. At almost every training, we are bringing trans and gender nonconforming doulas into our ranks and teaching all of our doulas about the importance of trans inclusion in their birth work. We have committed to gender neutral language in […]

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04 Sep 2016

Todays Blog Post is shared from Improvingbirth.org We hope many of you will share resources from their site, consider joining their membership and show up and rally today, and each year– on Labor Day weekend. This year is focused on VBAC awareness.  Here is what Improving Birth has to say about this years VBAC access […]

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05 May 2016

  “In the end, it all comes down to the baby’s need to nurse, so I nurse her. She doesn’t know I’m trans, but understands that when she’s tired, sad, or hungry, there’s no cure quite like breastfeeding. [My son] was the same. And I’m his Dada. He has never—and I’m sure never will —call […]

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10 Feb 2016

My world was rocked after the birth of my first child.  I wrote about it in an earlier post for DTI, Shifting the Culture of Postpartum Support.  In summary, I was simultaneously navigating my emotions about an unexpected and hard birth experience and trying to figure out what it meant to be a mother to […]

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16 Sep 2013

Breastmilk — With a Side of Laughter We all know “breast is best,” but what we don’t often know — particularly the first time out — is how challenging and demanding breastfeeding can be, or how driven we’ll be to do it anyway. In those moments, humor can be a true lifeline, which is why […]

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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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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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11 Feb 2013

This weekend my husband and I toured a Montessori pre-school for our daughter. There we were, 30+ adults, squatting in tiny wooden chairs, surrounded by tiny wooden furniture and adorable paintings on the wall. There were a few newborns there cooing. During the slide-show presentation, one of the babies got a little restless. I watched […]

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04 May 2012

  it all starts with birth: a friday tradition. just a photo. something in our everyday life that reminds us of birth in our world. celebrate the beauty of birth.  feel inspired? post a link to a photo that reminds you of birth. (photo taken by Camille Roshni Patel at Circle Round Photo)      

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