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23 Mar 2022

It has come to our attention that trained doulas are not being allowed to support their clients in the hospital setting at some hospitals.  This gatekeeping is not new, but perhaps happening even more during the pandemic. We have not seen any decrease as of this yet.  It seems that one way hospitals are keeping […]

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01 Mar 2022

Oh, Texas. Last year doulas, reproductive health advocates, and folks all over the globe spoke out against legislation that put bans on bodies and here we are once again, fighting for human rights in Texas. This time its to protect trans kids and their caregivers. Texas Governor Abbott and A.G. Paxton, are pushing for parents […]

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10 Feb 2022

When it comes to reproductive health, much of the work we do today whether it be abortion care, sexual health education, reproductive healthcare etc all started with the profound contributions that Black reproductive advocates and activists have paved the way for. February is Black history month and as the DTI team plans for the year […]

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19 Nov 2021

Happy November doulas! For this month, we have a lot in store for you! Get ready for our online meetup coming soon with a special guest we know you’ll all love. We also have some great news about our upcoming DTI training schedule for the rest of 2021 through 2022. And last but not least, […]

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27 Apr 2021

In 2021, we’re profiling DTI doulas who are shaping the world through birth work, doula work and reproductive health advocacy. What does it mean to live and work as a doula day-in and day-out? Today, we’re featuring Cristina Leoni Osion (she/her/they/them)—a DTI-trained, full-spectrum doula based in Richmond, Virginia. Cristina Leoni Osion (she/they) is a white, […]

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20 Apr 2021

Doulas, birth workers and reproductive health advocates do the big work of supporting others. What does it look like to support ourselves?

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20 Apr 2021

We believe doula work has an undeniable cultural context—so equity, reparations and diversity within our field is of the utmost importance.

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13 Apr 2021

Say hello to Sara Sheehan, a birth and postpartum doula trained through DTI, living and working in Colorado.

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02 Apr 2021

Looking for a doula? Pregnant for the first time? Our new locator can connect you directly to DTI-trained reproductive health advocates.

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02 Apr 2021

Say hello to Ashlan Alderton, a full-spectrum doula trained through DTI, living and working in Michigan.

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