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21 Nov 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] OneDoula: SEXOLOGY A Recap It is hard to communicate the magic that happens when your feet are in the sand and you’re surrounded by a bunch of badass doulas. And all of these doulas came together to uncover their own magic and get up […]

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16 Oct 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=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Life changing moments of expecting a baby can begin with a positive pregnancy test, hearing a little heartbeat for the first time, experiencing those first symptoms which require constant bathroom attention, and more. Many dream of one day becoming a parent and welcoming home a […]

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05 Sep 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=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Doulas, people with a special place in their heart to serve and hold space for birthing families, have been aiding in the childbirth process for many generations dating to the beginning of time. The mere presence of a doula, or someone entrusted as a birthing […]

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23 Aug 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″][image_with_animation image_url=”7793″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][vc_column_text]Artwork by DTI doula Kyla Krug-Meadows[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][divider line_type=”No Line”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Inclusion is paramount to DTI’s mission: to provide choice and autonomy to all birthing persons–Emphasis on the “ALL.” What does inclusion look like in action for DTI? It means being intentional about […]

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21 Aug 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 term “community birth” will bring to mind different images for different people. You may think of what birth looked like some time ago before hospitals got involved. You may visualize a home birth happening today, the family intentionally choosing to birth outside of the […]

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14 Aug 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″][image_with_animation image_url=”7754″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][vc_column_text] Artwork by Cheyenne Varner, commissioned for DTI’s CBE course [/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=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As the next cohort of DTI’s Childbirth Education course gets ready to start on August 21, we wanted some folks who are […]

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07 Aug 2017

Pregnancy can be tough on anyone. The constant physical growth alone throws some of us into a dysphoric frenzy that lasts years! Though I felt fine with my body up until the second trimester, as a nonbinary transgender person, I had a particularly tough time with the growth of my breast tissue during my pregnancy,. […]

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18 Jun 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″][image_with_animation image_url=”7621″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In”][/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=”1/1″][vc_column_text]I thought my love for my husband had reached capacity until I saw him love our daughter. His love for her began way before the day of her birth. The day […]

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30 May 2017

As DTI works to be inclusive of all birthing people, we realized we had a gap when it came to supporting plus size birthing people. Our society is inching along, trying to be more body positive, but it’s the work of several tireless people who continue to shift our culture. We first met Jen McLellan […]

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30 May 2017

We just finished our latest Expert Affiliate Video! For a little bit of context for those unfamiliar with our EAVs, we feature some of these videos in our online and in-person trainings as learning modules while other videos are stored in an online archive to DTI members. They’re easy to access and relatable, covering a […]

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