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Sunday, July 5th

Happy Father’s Day! This is All Normal

In light of the pandemic, the world is an especially scary place. For many expectant families, how, where, and with whom they planned to give birth has surprisingly changed. As a result of these changes, mothers, sisters, cousins, best friends and even DOULAS are not being permitted into most birth rooms across the world. This […]

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ProDoula Benefits – Did You Know?

ProDoula benefits are the things that attract our global membership and we wanted to be sure you were aware of them! We know that you are scouring the internet, trying to find the perfect training organization and we are confident that our benefits are one of the things that attract people like yourself to our […]

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Doula Training During the Pandemic

Doula Training During the Pandemic? Things feel so uncertain right now… Industries have changed, recommendations on seeing friends and family have shifted, children are home from school, and every morning feels a little heavy. Up until this point, you wanted nothing more than to check off that big life goal on your list: become a […]

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Sounds of the Pandemic

My senses are heightened by the sounds of the pandemic. I’m on high alert. The intensity of it all literally throttles me. I can only compare it to what an overstimulated infant might feel. To an infant, the world must seem huge, and comparatively, they are so small. Not just small but helplessly tiny. Nothing […]

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ProDoula Official Statement on In-Person Doula Support – COVID-19

Dear Birth Professionals: The attached letter regarding in-person doula support and COVID- 19 has been made available for you to share with your network of peers and colleagues; fellow doulas, birth professionals, healthcare providers, and hospital administrators. With offices in Atlanta and New York, 2 major US cities where the Coronavirus is spreading rapidly, ProDoula understands firsthand how important halting all […]

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Virtual, Interactive, Live Doula Trainings

Distance Learning During Social Distancing! As we all navigate the COVID- 19 pandemic, many of the things we do on a regular basis will change. What will stay the same is the human desire to learn and grow, and ProDoula will continue to teach and support. This is a perfect time to take a doula […]

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Support for Doulas During Covid- 19

At ProDoula the health and well-being of our fellow birth professionals, their families, their clients and their businesses are our top priorities. As a result, we are attuned to the uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that many of you are experiencing. We know that worrying and waiting can increase that anxiety and can almost become paralyzing. […]

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Doula Support and COVID-19

Providing doula support during the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing some new challenges for birthing families and in turn, the doulas they have hired. Across the United States, doulas are beginning to see hospitals imposing visitor limits on labor and delivery units as a result of growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. These hospital visitor policies […]

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Confirmation Bias; A Detriment to Doulas

Let’s talk about confirmation bias. Confirmation bias plays a big and unfortunate role in the doula community. Its existence often leads doulas into doing and saying some of the very things that they condemn doctors and/or midwives for. But first, let’s start with what confirmation bias is. Confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias […]

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Well Informed Pregnancy Caused Anxiety and Panic

We all know that well informed pregnancy can lead to great decision making and an empowered birth. After all, the phrases like, “knowledge is power” and “When you don’t know your options, you don’t have any” are ones we hear all the time in the birth world. These phrases underscore the importance of a well […]

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