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11 Jun 2018

[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]An age old question has revolved around doula ethics for some time: “Should doulas offer their services on a pro bono basis?” As DTI has reimagined the role of the doula, that answer has evolved. This isn’t even the first time this topic has been […]

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18 May 2018

[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]With the Born Into This conference right around the corner (July 12-13 in Austin, and yes, tickets are still available), DTI is collaborating with Heather Gallagher Photography to ask folks, “What were you born into?” As we each ponder this question through our own lens […]

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03 May 2018

[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]So often as a doula we are helping others find and maintain their sense of center. A huge aspect of being an effective doula is teaching others to mindfully respond to all of the stages of pregnancy. From before birth, to the delivery room, to […]

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25 Apr 2018

[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]Shout out to all you childbirth educators out there, especially the DTI EDU training program participants! Since expanding into childbirth educator training, DTI has been on the lookout for the latest trends, research and useful tricks of the trade, so we’ll be featuring more blogs […]

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16 Apr 2018

[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]On Becoming What I Needed: How my experience with a perinatal mood and anxiety diagnosis helped me to be a better doula. (All photos courtesy of Jessica Vanderberg)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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=”1/2″][vc_column_text]In 2011, my son was born at a birth […]

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02 Apr 2018

[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=”1/2″][image_with_animation image_url=”8452″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][vc_column_text] Photo by Chungkuk Bae on Unsplash [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]My husband and I had been trying for several months to expand our family, and after a few negative pregnancy tests, we got the results we had been yearning for. […]

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27 Mar 2018

[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] KEEPERS Value and price not one in the same Not for witnessing, watching Absorbing the blame Lighten up heavy hands, unwind twisted words Cradling all of your heart And the invisible third’s We are the keepers Deep breathers, light sleepers We are the holders […]

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16 Mar 2018

[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=”1/2″][vc_column_text]When breast/chest feeding your baby, there often comes a time or set of circumstances that require you to give a bottle with your milk in it. Most parents (and most of society!) believe this can only be done using a pump. But many parents find […]

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05 Mar 2018

This blog is part of our Meet the Trainer series. Over the next few weeks, we will be showcasing DTI’s talented trainers. Right now we want you to meet Taylor Davis, leader of the DTI Syracuse doula training. Many of you probably know Taylor from a training, retreat, or her engagement in the DTI community […]

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22 Feb 2018

[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]This blog is part of our Meet the Trainer series. Over the next few weeks, we will be showcasing DTI’s talented trainers. DTI hosts doula trainings in New York City several times a year. Right now we want you to meet Simone Toomer, leader of […]

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