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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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24 Mar 2017

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The Nominated DTI Doulas [/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”7440,7489,7442,7441,7443,7439,7488,7477″ display_title_caption=”true” layout=”4″ gallery_style=”4″ img_size=”400×400″][vc_column_text] Like with all designated days, weeks and months of the year, we’d just like to start off by saying that we appreciate our doula family each and every day. You all […]

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07 Dec 2016

The holiday season is upon us! The DTI Gift Guide is here! We have curated some of our own favorite items, intended to enhance your life and birth business. Our 2016 theme of collaborative entrepreneurship has introduced us to some incredible companies we have made friends with this year.  Each item and company have the DTI […]

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02 Dec 2016

In my short time as a doula, I have already experienced discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in birth work communities. Despite my knowledge and understanding that birth work is deeply rooted in heteronormativity and cisnormativity, I am faced with everyday challenges as a doula because of my gender non-conforming queer identity. I just started my doula […]

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21 Nov 2016

Doulas need other doulas. Many of us have felt in our early days of doula practice a deep need to find a community of other doulas that we could call after a difficult birth, text at 3AM, bounce ideas off of, or just socialize with other people who get you. Training with DTI has meant […]

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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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07 Sep 2016

the other day, a doula colleague and i were lamenting a client’s lack of support in-hospital, when she said she feels sometimes this work is like “a grain of sand in an ocean.” i know that feeling, and yet if so what a Beautiful ocean. what a scary overpowering polluted disrespected Beautiful ocean. the field […]

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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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19 May 2016

DTI educators are always asked at trainings whether new doulas should volunteer their services or provide them at a low cost during the certification period. We hear: How can you charge for something you aren’t experienced in? How is your worth similar to a doula who has supported more than 100 birthing people? My area […]

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07 Jul 2013

Once upon a time doulas were able to find new clients with nothing more than a brochure – websites were a rarity rather than a requirement and there was no such thing as Facebook.  Fast forward a decade or so to 2013 and having a website is almost routine, along with a host of other […]

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