Category Archives: Doulas

Gift Certificates for Doula Services

The benefits of having a doula present at birth are known, and what better gift can friends and family provide for an expectant mom than helping her have a better birth experience? While baby gifts are so much fun to … Continue reading

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Thinking About Being a Doula? Tips for Doulas

Being a doula is one of the most wonderful things I have ever done in my life. I love this work. That said – doula work has its challenges, and as a new doula I wasn’t quite prepared for some … Continue reading

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Doula Bag Supplies List – Version TWO |Tips for Doulas

Written May 2012, updated April 2015. I’ve tried a variety of bags over the years, from diaper bags to standard backpacks to rolling suitcases to camera backpacks. Every doula has to find the right fit for her and that may … Continue reading

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Heat Pack Options for Birth & Beyond | Tips for Doulas

Many, many moms find that heat on their lower back is helpful during labor, especially if baby is OP and they’re experiencing back labor. I’ve tried a few options for heat packs and wanted to review some of the pros … Continue reading

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The Power of the Words We Speak | Tips for Doulas

After reading an article I loved about “Doulas Who Do Nothing” I was pondering the idea of doulas as pacers. (Go read the post, it’s wonderful!) The author mentioned a book – The Worst Is Over: What To Say When … Continue reading

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Gift for the Birth Professional in Your Life

Oh, these made me giggle! You can get them on sale RIGHT NOW at YourDoulaBag.com if you order in bulk – you can mix and match which organs you get. (Unfortunately the holiday mix pack is no longer available but … Continue reading

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Babies x 2

How adorable are these little guys?? That big boy I think has been smiling since birth – every photo & anytime I visit him in person he has that grin that can light up the room! I suspect that this … Continue reading

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Doula Myths | Tips for Doulas AND Parents!

Originally written April 2011, updated August 2014. I’m sharing some of the myths listed in my coursework (ones that I’ve heard) and my personal response: Myth: A doula will discourage pain relief/not work with you if you have an epidural/only … Continue reading

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Happy Birth Day Cupcakes!

It was almost two years ago when I got a phone call from a laboring mom. She wanted to let me know things were happening, but she didn’t feel like it was time for me to come yet. Her husband, … Continue reading

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Quiet Around Here! :)

It’s been quiet around here as I take some time off for family needs. (Well, quiet on this website – not so quiet in real life!) As I work my way through previous Tips for Doula posts I am updating … Continue reading

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