Tag Archives: Doula Resources

Fear Free Childbirth

I was fortunate to visit with Alexia from FearFreeChildbirth.com and we had a great talk about births & how she serves families. Since I’m recently relocated to the UK it was great to also hear a bit about the birth … Continue reading

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Pregnancy & Fear

Five years ago this month I wrote a guest post for Birth Without Fear on the topic of coping in pregnancy after a loss, premature arrival, or traumatic birth experience. As Kit and I collaborated on it we discussed what … Continue reading

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Expressing Thanks | Tips for Doulas

Over the last year my work has been blessed by countless friends, old and new. I’ve been introduced to amazing families, wonderful birth professionals, and loving mentors. I try to incorporate my own branding into my business. It’s simple to … Continue reading

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A Doula Does NOT… | Tips for Doulas

While doulas are becoming more common, I am still frequently being asked, “What is a doula?” I’ve explained that here. So let’s talk about what a doula is not: * I do NOT provide medical care or advice. I am … Continue reading

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Comfort Measures | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted May 2011, updated December 2015. Notes from the book & my own thoughts in addition to help laboring mommas from The Labor Progress Handbook, – Change positions every 30 minutes. Even something as simple as switching sides if … Continue reading

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Samaritan Ministries & Doulas

Several clients have been participating in Samaritan Ministries as a health insurance alternative. If you are also with them (or a doula whose clients use this organization) I wanted to make sure you know they will reimburse you for part … Continue reading

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The Gift of Our Presence

This quote jumped out at me when reading a magazine, so I cut it out to save in my inspiration binder. Whether with our partner or children or friends, I think being fully present is increasingly challenging in our very … 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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Loss Support | Tips for Doulas

(Trigger warning – please skip this post if you are healing from a recent loss!) Originally posted May 2012, updated May 2015. Today is International Bereaved Mother’s Day to remember all of those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. … 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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