Tag Archives: New Doula Ideas

Playing Doula! Also, New Doula Suggestions | Tips for Doulas

Written March 2012, updated April 2015. So a friend or family member has asked you to be their doula, and you’re not sure how to best help… or for new doulas preparing to attend your first birth, how can you … Continue reading

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Getting Started | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted 2011, updated February 2015 I’ve recently had the chance to visit with a couple people interested in becoming doulas, and I love being able to pass on the tips I’ve gathered from my own doula mentors and from … Continue reading

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Reading List for Birth Professionals

While I have a lending library and Pinterest board for my doula clients, I realized I should have one for doulas and other birth professionals. Training programs have required reading books that cover birth in general, but there are other … 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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Doula Belt | Tips for Doulas

I saw the FlipBelt on Pinterest and I was intrigued. Not that I’ve run in years (it’s designed for runners) but I do chase children around a lot, and we love to do hikes as a family. I’m always hesitant … Continue reading

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Cesarean Birth |Tips for Doulas

Originally posted September 2011: This morning (shortly after posting the video below) I got the call and raced out the door to attend my final certifying birth. We had anticipated a Saturday morning cesarean arrival but this little girl wanted … Continue reading

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Birth Support After Trauma | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted May 2011: Update: I’m reading When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Womenand it’s fantastic – I think every childbirth professional (educator, doula, etc) should read this!! It’s very, very … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression

When we hear “depression” we often assume that means lethargic, apathetic, tired, and detached. In reality postpartum depression can manifest itself in a variety of ways – aggression, irritability, anger, confusion, etc. This can be directed towards a spouse, the … Continue reading

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Quotes for Families and Doulas

I printed up these quotes, glued them to cardstock (with cute paper) and then laminated them and hung them on keyrings as a thank you for my doula mentors. Here they are in case you need some inspiration! We have … Continue reading

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Want to Be a Doula?

You can read my entire section on Tips for Doulas here if you are a subscriber. If you’ve not yet subscribed then you can see some of my post titles below & read testimonials about them here! Then subscribe here … Continue reading

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