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Birth Doulas

Doulas who support women through their labor and birth. Mom's who are interested in having a doula present for their birth.

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Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2013

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VBAC preparation

Started by Nicole A. Tucker, Lic. LCC Jun 26, 2013. 0 Replies

What to do when there is a scheduled c-section

Started by Corie Keller. Last reply by Lori Wade Jun 9, 2011. 5 Replies

completing the certification abroad?

Started by Chana Swan. Last reply by Angela Torres Feb 12, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Nicole A. Tucker, Lic. LCC on June 26, 2013 at 3:36pm

A birth doula ordered one of my c-section scar healing aromatherapy blends to assist one of her clients prepare for a VBAC.  How do you assist your clients to prepare for a VBAC?

Comment by Ann Linton on October 20, 2011 at 5:23pm

Hi Sisters!

 I have a client going for a VBAC in June ( lol yes, she's VERY newly pregnant!) , I've never attended a VBAC before, what suggestions can yo give me?

Comment by Nicole A. Tucker, Lic. LCC on May 17, 2011 at 11:19am

Hello Fellow Birth Doulas,

I have created an amazing product line for us to powerfully assist our clients during childbirth.  Learn more at the link and tell your doula friends -> http://www.wholecreations.com/birthprofessionalprods.html. Thanks! Nicole

Comment by Michele on February 8, 2011 at 5:44pm

Hey doulas and childbirth educators!  I am hosting a 1 day ICEA Regional Conference with Penny Simkin on March 26, 2011 in Washington, DC.  I would LOVE for you to join us.  Space is limited so sign up soon!  Please visit http://iceawdcregionalconference.eventbrite.com/ for more information and to register.

 

Also, a friend of mine is helping to plan the Walk the National Mall with Ina May Gaskin and The Safe Motherhood Quilt.  Please RSVP at http://twurl.nl/7mxxam

Comment by Kate Lynch on February 8, 2011 at 10:54am

HI Mandy-Here are some ideas for getting your 3 births for certification

1. Friends or Family members who are having a baby

2.  Friends of friends--have them put the word out that you need experience and if you are willing to do it for free that is even better

3.  Put your information on websites like Facebook or Doulamatch.net--both are free.  You can specify on Doulamatch that you are going through certification and would be willing to offer your services for free or a very low fee.  

4.  If you had a trainer for any part of your program then you could check with her and see if she knows anyone looking for a doula. 

5.  Call local birth class instructors and advise them you are looking for clients for your certification.

 

Hope these help.  Good Luck

--Kate CD(DONA)

Comment by AmyE on February 8, 2011 at 10:50am

Mandy,  See if any of your friends would let you be their doula.  Tell your friends you are looking for cert births and they might know somebody who is interested in a doula.  I actually did my first paid birth while certifying.  I offered a reduced rate, since the birth was a certification birth.   I did two more before I finished my certification and got paid for those as well. 

 

Amy

www.sofiabean.com

Comment by Mandy Gibbs on February 8, 2011 at 10:32am

Hey Ladies...How do I get my 3 births for certification? Any suggestions would be helpful! thanks.

Mandy

Comment by Stephanie Dawn on January 30, 2011 at 11:42am

beautiful doulas, i'm offering a free tele-class just for you! It's called '3 Secrets to Creating a New Paradigm of Birth'  on monday, February 7th click here to learn more.

 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129108817155675

 

you must email sacredbirth@me.com to register!

 

bless you!

stephanie dawn

www.stephaniedawn.com/mentor.htm

Comment by Ashely Lanouette-Miller on January 29, 2011 at 10:40pm
Hi, I'm Ashely! A Birth Arts International full-spectrum Doula (I definitely provide much more than labor Doula support); and I'm so glad to see that there are so many other Doulas on My Best Birth! I'd love to network with all of you, so feel free to say hello and connect - I feel like there's so much to learn from other birth professionals.
Comment by Samantha on September 12, 2010 at 8:41pm
Oh thanks for the help i will do that. That really will help me out=-))
 

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