Category Archives: TIPS FOR DOULAS

Nice Girls Book – Worth the Read! | Tips for Doulas

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers This has been a really, really interesting read for me. While it’s geared towards women in the typical corporate work environment, it absolutely applies to … Continue reading

Posted in Readings, TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birth, Doulas, TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

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

Posted in Birth, Doulas, TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Birth, Hospitals, TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Community Resources, TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in Links, Readings, TIPS FOR DOULAS, Training | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Birth, Doulas, Links, TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gift for the Birth Professional in Your Life

Oh, these made me giggle! You can get them on sale RIGHT NOW at 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

Posted in Doulas, Links, TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cesarean Rates & Information

I’ve read through many of the posts on The Unnecesarean Blog and I’ve linked to some of them before. It’s a fantastic resource for moms and birth professionals. (Hint, hint, doulas – you really should go check it out.) I … Continue reading

Posted in Birth, C-sections, Community Resources, Hospitals, Links, Pregnancy, TIPS FOR DOULAS, VBAC | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tips Testimonial!

Thank you to Allie for your feedback and sweet words! (Allie’s website can be found at I am SO grateful to have stumbled across this website. As a newly certified doula the blogs you post, and the tips you … Continue reading

Posted in TIPS FOR DOULAS | Tagged , | Leave a comment