ProDoula Newsletters


Birth related information, doula news, and ProDoula discounts!


PRODOULA IS YOUR DOULA!


Do you know that as a ProDoula member you are entitled to a level of support that other doulas unfortunately must go without? That’s right, your annual membership fee opens the door to having ongoing support, guidance, and solutions during difficult times.

Whether it is in relation to a challenging birth or postpartum experience, a situation between yourself and a colleague, a trying time in your life that requires you to navigate your business in a new or unrealized manner, the ProDoula leadership team is here for you.

Pick up the phone. Call us. Let us know you need help! ProDoula members, YOU don’t have to do this work in a bubble. You have compassionate leaders who have walked this walk and who wish to support you on your journey.

With great respect and appreciation,
Randy and Lisa


YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE WHAT
WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU THIS MONTH!


In the meantime, here is your hint:

Our newsletter subscribers will be the first to know all of the details. Stay tuned! 


61 BIRTH PROFESSIONALS COMPLETED PRODOULA CERTIFICATION IN JANUARY OF 2023! 


Certified VBAC Specialist: 5

Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula: 21

Certified Labor Doula: 29

Certified Labor Doula *Elite*: 1

Certified Infant Feeding Educator: 2

Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist: 2

Certified Childbirth Educator: 1


PRODOULAS MAKING A DIFFERENCE


ProDoula Proudly Gives Back

In 2022 the ProDoula community raised an astounding $5,667.00 for the National Healthy Start Association through our donation based Cultural Competence Resource!

As you know, 100% of ALL funds contributed to the purchase of this resource go to NHSA which is a US-based non-profit whose mission is to improve birth outcomes and reduce health disparities for communities of color. The NHSA provides support to over 100 community-based Healthy Start programs that address perinatal health, inter-conceptional healthcare, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and family violence.

Our donation will help NHSA fund infant mortality awareness campaigns, train leaders in the field, improve services for vulnerable communities and provide resources to families.


BIRTH WITH BACK LABOR


This course provides evidence-based information, addresses common misconceptions, and provides the necessary tools for supporting clients experiencing the physical and emotional toll of back pain during labor.

Created by Educator, Jill McLean, this Doula Learning Channel Course is 20 minutes in length.

Follow @doulalearningchannel on Instagram for updates on new courses!


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


“I met my trainer – Dana Hansbury [Pictured right] – through a south jersey moms group on facebook! We hit it off right away and I fell in love with the idea of becoming a doula and that it was within my reach! My training let me bring to the surface abilities and strength I didn’t know I had.”

– Taramarie Martinez, NJ

Labor Doula Training with Educator Dana Hansbury – 10-22-2022 – Hammonton, NJ


WHAT WE ARE WATCHING


In honor of Black History Month we encourage you to watch it too.

‘The Black History of Birth in America’

The video you are about to watch tells a story, the in-person presentation changes lives. The honesty and purity of the voice of Andrea Little Mason, Ed.D. will destroy the documented years of lies and oppressive thinking forced on us by the Anglo-Patriarchy in charge of media and medical standards. Force your eyes open and allow yourself to see the strength and struggle of black women birthing in America. Share this video, share this message and visit www.drdoula.com to contact or schedule Andrea Little Mason, Ed.D. “Dr. Doula” for your next event.

A RECENT STUDY SUGGESTS


Discovery of potential biological cause for postpartum depression opens door to new treatments.

A recent discovery out of John Hopkins Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine has found that impairment in a process called autophagy precedes the development of symptoms of postpartum depression.

Autophagy is a process by which the cells in the body clean out old proteins and cellular debris in the cytoplasm of cells.


A PODCAST FOR DOULAS


Doulas of the Roundtable


In this episode, Eva and Angela challenge the notion of new vs. seasoned doulas. Join in as they discuss why the concept of a “well-rounded doula” is far more important than the number of years of experience or clients served.