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18 May 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=”7571″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Wondering why DTI chose SEXOLOGY as the theme for this year’s OneDoula Retreat? Here’s why: Talking about sex can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be! That’s why we have a workshop titled “Sex Talk: Bridging the Gap […]

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12 May 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=”7579″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]I have mulled this blog over and over in my mind for weeks. What to write about my mother for Mother’s Day. How can I talk about the person who grew me, who birthed me, who raised me, in […]

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28 Apr 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]I peed on a stick. It was the day before my official blood test so technically it was too early to see a result, but I did it anyway because this was going to be our last chance. I wanted to be alone when I […]

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20 Apr 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=”7543″ alignment=”center” 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]We highly identify with the #FreeTheNipple movement. We love all boobs – big boobs, small boobs, stretch-marked boobs, scarred boobs – but being involved with birth work brings the “controversy” surrounding […]

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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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17 Mar 2017

Black women’s accomplishments and contributions to midwifery are often overlooked. Their birth work stems from practices and traditions that date back to pre-colonization. In their African communities, midwives were more than birth workers and would do so much more than just catch babies. They were also known as spiritual healers. They acted as family counselors, […]

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10 Mar 2017

Doula work is a high risk profession. As doulas, we do not ultimately take on responsibility for the outcome of a birth, but we, often more than anyone except the birth giver’s partner, have a deep personal relationship with people’s birthing journeys. Often, their hopes become our hopes, and their disappointments become our disappointments. Sometimes, […]

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09 Feb 2017

Almost two weeks have passed since the new administration took office, and the Internet is a draining place to be. Social media, oversaturated with news of executive order after executive order being signed to restrict access and limit freedom, can leave us feeling small and helpless at the hands of unfathomable abuse of power. Why […]

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08 Feb 2017

They say that where there is a will, there is a way. Where there is demand, there is someone ready to meet that demand. This is the most well-known and understood theory of economics in our modern day and yet it doesn’t always hold water. If you fall ill and need medical care, you don’t […]

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22 Jan 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=”7216″ 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]Washington D.C.: 500,000 Los Angeles: 750,000 New York City: 500,000 Chicago: 250,000 Austin: 40,000 London: 100,000 In DC and across the world, from South Africa to South Korea, the Women’s March […]

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