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Monday, April 6th

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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Preeclampsia & Long Term Heart Health

As doulas, we have learned that preeclampsia can be a very serious condition that can impact our clients pregnancies. One that has the potential to negatively impact the health of the birthing person and their baby during pregnancy. A recent discovery has revealed that these conditions can also increase risk over the lifetime of the […]

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Doulas, Rockstars, and Back Stage Passes

Time and time again, doulas say, “My client was an absolute ROCKSTAR during their birth!” and the rest of us know exactly what they mean, right? We know that the message being conveyed is that the client totally “rocked” their birth.  But I want to take this “Rockstar” thing a step further. ROCKSTARS (and NEW […]

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When Should You CALL Your Doula?

You’re having a baby and you’ve hired a doula. Good for you! You likely hired that doula to mitigate as much nervousness and anxiety as possible around this birth, and not knowing when to call that doula should not contribute to the nerves and anxiety. So, we here at ProDoula, are breaking it down for […]

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