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07 Dec 2016

The holiday season is upon us! The DTI Gift Guide is here! We have curated some of our own favorite items, intended to enhance your life and birth business. Our 2016 theme of collaborative entrepreneurship has introduced us to some incredible companies we have made friends with this year.  Each item and company have the DTI […]

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07 Nov 2016

Doula Training International’s Trans Health Initiative has had an exciting first year out of the gate. At almost every training, we are bringing trans and gender nonconforming doulas into our ranks and teaching all of our doulas about the importance of trans inclusion in their birth work. We have committed to gender neutral language in […]

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21 Apr 2016

Advanced Trainings for Doulas, Providers, and Parents We are so excited to announce the launch of the DTI Learning Lab, an online school offering advanced trainings for doulas, parents, and professionals! There’s a huge appetite for all the unique things DTI has to offer that goes beyond what we can capture in our DTI2 Doula […]

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03 Feb 2016

With January 2016 already behind us, we’re overdue in sharing a preview of our exciting year ahead. Setting an intention for a specific project, goal, or period of time is hugely important, so we’re pleased to officially announce Collaborative Entrepreneurship as the theme for the year. We all know growing a business from scratch takes […]

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20 Jan 2016

How Doula Regulation Misses the Point As awareness of the benefits of doula care grows, many birth workers are exploring ways to make doula care more affordable and accessible to all birthing people. These ideas include longstanding models of volunteer doula services as well as new possibilities like Medicaid coverage for doula care. In the […]

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11 Jan 2016

As someone who has taken an active role in the recruitment, training, and support of new doulas, I’d like to talk about why the recent post, More Doulas Can Help Lower the Cost of Childbirth. There’s Just One Problem is so concerning. According to the author, Elissa Strauss, it seems doulas have a bit of […]

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29 Dec 2015

Today’s post comes to us from DTI Membership Specialist and doula extraordinaire Jenny Bennett, who joined us in October 2015 for our first-ever retreat in Tulum, Mexico. We’re excited to announce that 2016 sign-ups are now open and invite you to register now! A good motto for life, business and vacations: set your intention, but stay open. As […]

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17 Dec 2015

Aimee Brill has decided to pursue her work in international and community-based maternal health through her organization Village Birth International, and will no longer be a part of the DTI leadership. She leaves behind a legacy of social justice and advocacy that will continue to be at the core of what we do. Growth is […]

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05 Dec 2015

There comes a time in life where a woman makes a decision to change her birth experience. She may not know how, but she knows a change has to come and from that one thought..she goes on a search. They say “when the pupil is ready, the teacher shows up”, for her the teacher showed […]

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18 Nov 2015

My mind is swirling after returning home from the recent One Doula: Thriving Together Retreat  in Tulum, MX.  It was a powerful retreat on many levels and I just woke with this burst of energy and felt that I was being called to put down in words some of what I took away from it. […]

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