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30 Oct 2013

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, when? — Hillel the Elder Marshall Ganz, organizer and senior lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, uses Hillel’s centuries’ old questions as the starting point for teaching people to shape […]

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17 Mar 2013

Kyle Ellen Nuse, DTI Doula and Holistic Health Practitioner I was introduced to Therapeutic and Food Grade Essential Oils when I was pregnant with my daughter Olive in 2009 (at this time I was not yet a Doula, but a Holistic Health Practitioner). I had some dust covered bottles of Whole Food’s brand lavender and peppermint […]

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25 Feb 2013

One element of DTI that we truly believe in is our desire to educate and prepare women to become entrepreneurs, right from the beginning of our training program. This is why we have re-imagined a new model for modern doulas! Our unique 9-month program supports doulas and fosters the skills they need as they take […]

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12 Sep 2012

  Most women love to talk on the phone. You wouldn’t necessarily think that a phone call could be so revolutionary but last week it was. Thousands of women from all over the world attended a virtual town hall meeting hosted by playwright and BOLD creator, Karen Brody. The day had a rich lineup of birth […]

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02 Sep 2012

    This is the week to release your inner Birth Activist!  If you didn't make it to The first Annual Birth Activist Retreat at The Farm earlier this year you can still attend some events. It is a week that is going to be filled with events focused on changing birth culture and bringing awareness […]

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27 Aug 2012

DTI is beyond happy to announce our new 9 month Doula Program!  As DTI mentors we know Doulas need the support of other Doulas.  DTI trainings have been designed for doulas, by doulas with a doula mentorship program built in.  Because none of us can do this alone!   When we first built the skeleton of […]

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23 Apr 2012

Kraft foods just designed a new ad for Oreo, though it’s not intended for release we think its a HUGE step towards normalizing breastfeeding! Its not often you find an ad with breastfeeding in it. Especially one that exposes the breast and nipple. Yes, there is a whole lot of photoshop going on and yes, […]

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08 Mar 2012

For the first time ever, this May, Doula Trainings International is combining a labor and postpartum training into one 5-day retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area. For those of you who want to become a doula this is the way to go! One of the most common questions we get from both doulas and […]

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01 Mar 2012

  Of course the hype surrounding an A-list star's baby is not big news but Jay Z and Beyonce's little girl came into this world causing quite the drama at the hospital in New York City. It's safe to say that the birth community was up in arms over the "lock down" the stars paid […]

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20 Feb 2012

This morning I had the privilege to sit down with Gena Kirby of Progressive Parenting to kick off her new weekly TV spot called, Doula Mentor TV. Gena is awesome and I love the idea of this show! This is a show by doulas for doulas. I was great fun! We shared stories and tips for the […]

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