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Sunday, December 8th

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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Fear of Success and Fear of Failure

Fear of success and fear of failure have been the culprits for a long time. We’re all familiar with them, right? I mean, we’ve all done it… we’ve made excuses for not pursuing a dream that was placed in our hearts.  We told ourselves we’re too old to start something new…  We said we’re too […]

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What Exactly do Postpartum Doulas do?

Postpartum doulas are being hired at increasingly rapid rates as expectant parents become enlightened on the benefits of this unique service. That’s right, it’s quite unique in that the service is personalized and customized to each newly postpartum family’s needs. It is not one-size-fits-all support. And because of that, most people, doulas included, have a […]

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5 Reasons for Teaching Childbirth Classes

#1 – Teaching Childbirth Classes offers an easily scheduled stream of revenue! If you work full time or you’re a SAHM (Stay at home mom) THIS could be your answer! By becoming a Certified Childbirth Educator, you can schedule as little as one class per month. That’s only one day a month of childcare needed! […]

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Brand New Doula, I’d Pick You!

An idea has been created in the birth world that the person you should hire as your doula should be “experienced.” But the person I would hire would be a brand new doula. And I’ll tell you why! But first, I want to myth bust the experience thing… We all agree that birth is unique […]

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ProDoula membership Benefits

ProDoula Membership Benefits : 1. Your public profile (including your photo, a link to your website and contact information) displayed on the highly visited ProDoula Website.  This offers the potential for you to be viewed by thousands of prospective clients, medical professionals, hospital administrators and colleagues. 2. Access to a responsive Home Office, Training & […]

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Are Doulas HIPAA Compliant?

As a ProDoula trainer and certified birth professional of 20 years, I am often asked the question, “are doulas HIPAA compliant?” This, amongst other things has prompted me to take a moment to talk about client privacy and confidentiality. Most doulas are not required to be HIPAA compliant. However, as birth professionals, we have an […]

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