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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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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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15 Oct 2018

We acknowledge birth as a reproductive justice issue, affected by barriers based on race, class, religion, traditions and sexual orientation. And we believe in the transformative power and impact that well-educated, culturally competent, fierce doulas can have on families around the world. So, we are incredibly proud (and excited!) to join forces with ATNSC: Center for […]

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04 Sep 2018

You. Are. Such. An. Amazing. And. Gifted. Person. Why? You may ask. Because you have made the decision to join a community of awesome professionals who support, educate, empower, and advocate for birthing people. You are a doula. You will be invited into the sacred space of birth – welcoming a new life that is […]

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24 Aug 2018

First, can you tell us a little about yourself? The first thing I can say about myself is that I find it very difficult to talk about myself! I suppose the easiest way to describe myself would be a Renaissance woman. I’m a photographer, knitter, artist, and nanny who has a love for music, films, […]

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13 Aug 2018

On November 11th, 2017, at 16 days postpartum, I had an emergency, life-saving hysterectomy. I had no warning signs, no symptoms, and no knowledge of just how serious postpartum healing really is. My story is not an anomaly. On November 10th around 11pm, after over two weeks of normal postpartum healing, I felt a gush […]

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30 Jul 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at #bornintothis18! ✨ It’s been a week and a half since we convened 110 birth workers and creators in Austin, Texas, to explore the intersection of social justice, technology and creativity in the birth world. Here are a few highlights from #bornintothis18 Meeting all of you. Between […]

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06 Jul 2018

Have you ever wondered how your client would like to be touched during labor? How counterpressure can impact the sensation of a contraction? Or how you can save your strength during a hip squeeze? Yiska Obadia-Gedal is here to help. Yiska is a New York City-based doula and “massagapuncturist” who has built her business based […]

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27 Jun 2018

In only a few weeks, Born Into This will gather in Austin, TX on July 12th and 13th to convene birth workers and leaders. During this two-day conference, DTI will be hosting brilliant individuals who are leading the space for a series of panels to explore the intersection of social justice, technology, and creativity. Here […]

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22 Jun 2018

In the year 2018, it’s pretty safe to say that most folks have heard the acronym LGBTQ+. We may know that it means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and the “Q” portion is frequently interpreted differently – some people say it means “questioning”, but I came up knowing it to be “queer” to encompass the other […]

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