As a doula, you’re not just providing a service; you’re invited to a special event to be there for families during one of the most significant periods of their lives—childbirth. However, life can throw unexpected curveballs, from sudden illness to family emergencies, making it impossible… read more
In the modern era of digital communication, effective email management is essential for every profession, including the rewarding field of doula work. As a doula, you may juggle many responsibilities, from communicating with clients and healthcare professionals to managing your business operations. Streamlining these tasks… read more
As a doula, you’re not just a professional birth companion; you’re a guiding light and an indispensable source of support for families navigating the beautiful yet challenging journey of childbirth. Your role transcends merely being there for the birthing process. It extends into education, comfort,… read more
Today we’re tackling a unique convergence of our personal and professional worlds – lactating while practicing as a doula. We navigate the ebbs and flows of motherhood with our clients, yet when it’s our turn to step into the lactation journey alongside our duties as… read more
The Pregnant Doula: Supporting other families during your own pregnancy Welcome to the journey of a lifetime! If you’re a doula who’s expecting, you’ve got a unique experience ahead of you. It’s not every day that one can balance the joy of personal pregnancy with… read more
The job of a birth doula involves staying updated about birth trends. It can be a great thing to help you know what’s going on at the national and state level, but it’s also a great way to think of topics for newsletters, blogs, presentations,… read more
I want to talk about something profoundly transformative yet often overlooked in our field: the art of mindfulness and its application in birth preparation. Understanding Mindfulness and Its Significance in Birth To start, let’s break down what mindfulness is. Mindfulness refers to the practice of… read more
Protect yourself from doula scams by establishing clear boundaries, recognizing warning signs, and employing strategies that prioritize both your emotional well-being and the integrity of your profession.
Discover the Maternal Mental Health State Report Cards and learn how they can help doulas and birth professionals support their clients, stay informed on policies, and advocate for better resources.
Doulas provide invaluable support to new parents during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Learn how to show your appreciation with practical gifts such as meals, breastfeeding supplies, baby gear, and postpartum care supplies. Budgeting and tax considerations are also discussed.
Learn how to set boundaries with your doula clients and maintain a healthy work-life balance with these five tips, including detailing expectations in writing, being direct with clients, offering alternatives, unplugging from work, and trusting your gut.