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Thursday, August 22nd

A Day in the Life of a Doula

It’s 4am when the phone rings and you assume it’s the alarm. Wait, the alarm clock? The fire alarm? Your mind is moving fast. Shit, the smoke detector needs batteries… What’s today? That’s when you realize… Your phone is ringing. You grab it quickly and slip out of bed and into the bathroom as to […]

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A Doula Trainer’s Resignation

I quit. For real. No, it’s not click bait. I actually quit. I’ve been a doula for 9 years. I started this career around the same time my youngest was born, teaching childbirth classes and supporting families through birth. My passion for this work arose from the lack of options I experienced when faced with […]

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Health Canada Placenta Win

Health Canada recently confirmed it’s position around placenta encapsulation in Canada through the Information Update RA-68368 released on November 27, 2018. The Health Canada placenta statement can be broken down into three important elements:

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Balancing Doula Work and Family Life

If you’re doing doula work and you already know me, you have likely asked me this question: “What’s the formula for how to do doula work and build a business, while also being a parent, partner, and person… it feels so overwhelming right now.” You’ve asked me how I manage it all, hoping to find some […]

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The Doula Payment Plan

By now we are all well aware that hiring a doula is an expense that can be difficult to fit into the average budget. Doulas are raising their rates which historically have been far too low in order to survive on this work alone. And that makes doulas even less affordable for some families.

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New Doulas, This One’s For You!

ProDoula doulas are ready to serve and support as brand new doulas and I have evidence! I have spent the past couple of days pulling client evaluations from doula certification packets here in the office so that I can prove to you that when ProDoula trains new doulas they should charge their worth from the […]

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