Mothering Forum banner
doulas
1-20 of 23 Results
  1. Pregnancy & Birth
    A family dog in Texas became a very special doggy doula when he helped keep a watchful eye over his mama as she birthed his new little 'sister.' Homebirths are special. Mama's family rallies around her and helps welcome the newest bundle of joy into the tribe. For Brooke Ellington, a mom in...
  2. Pregnancy & Birth
    The state of Washington is trying to make changes to improve pre-natal care and birth for incarcerated women by allowing them access to midwives and doulas. Giving birth can be a challenge, but for many incarcerated women, it's downright traumatic. Many U.S. facilities put laboring women in...
  3. Baby
    The infant mortality rate in African-Americans is twice the mortality rate of white newborns, and one city in Maryland is bringing the experience of doulas to expectant mothers, particularly those who are African- American, in an effort to combat these statistics. Baltimore, Maryland, is tired...
  4. Baby
    Pregnancy is often a memorable, joyful time in a mother's life. But for women incarcerated while pregnant, it's a time of fear, loss and isolation. A group of doulas in Minnesota is working to make that time less heartbreaking for female prisoners. When Erica Gerrity was a student in college...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    Anyone who has witnessed a birth knows there is nothing like it. Yes, it happens every day all over the world. But it is the most incredible, emotional, special, extraordinary experience. I'll never forget the first birth I witnessed. I needed an observation to certify teaching my birth class...
  6. Baby
    Photo by: Jennifer Mason As World Doula Week came to its end, Birth Becomes Her shared breathtaking pictures that honor the amazing work of doulas everywhere. Birth Becomes Her co-founder, Monet Nicole, says that when mothers talk about their birth stories, the connection a doula and the...
  7. Homebirth
    Hi everyone :) I'm having a hard time finding a midwife (especially a CNM) in PA. Do any of you know of a CNM who will travel to Blair County PA? If I can't find a midwife, it is my hope to at least find a doula to assist me at the hospital. I wish we had more options in my area. :(
  8. Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky
    Looking for a birth doula? Come out to the May 17 Meet the Doulas event organized by the Clarksville Birth Community. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. :smile: Birth Doula Meet & Greet - May 2015...
  9. North and South Carolina and Tennessee
    Looking for a birth doula? Come out to the May 17 Meet the Doulas event organized by the Clarksville Birth Community. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. :smile: Birth Doula Meet & Greet - May 2015...
  10. Other
    It is no secret that a doula can help improve your birth, but they are so much more than just a way to reduce your chance of cesarean. Here are just 50 of the many amazing things that doulas do best. Not sure what all of them are or how they will benefit your birth? Call your doula and ask her...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I used to be a member of this forum almost 10 years ago with my oldest. Sadly I dont even remember my email to regain my old sign-on. My name is Jill. I am married to man of my dreams for over 13 years. We have 3 children. My husband currently works for the government. This allows me to be a...
  12. Doulas
    I am trying to decide where to get my birth doula training. I have looked into DONA and it seems like a lot more money and I would have to travel to workshops and classes. I have three kids so traveling is hard for me. I have seen a little bit of information on Childbirth International and am...
  13. Doulas
    Hi fellow doulas! I have not been active on MDC for a long time but I used to practically live her, so I am looking forward to being back. It is cool to find all these new forums including one for doulas and other birth pros to network. I live in the DFW area and have been a doula for almost...
  14. Other
    Imagine your first memories as a child are clouded in violence, fear, and instability. The person who was tasked with keeping you safe, who you loved unconditionally, was also the person with whom you shared your first high. You embarked on a decade-long battle with addiction, which began...
  15. WAHMarket
    <h2 style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-top:.3em;padding-bottom:.3em;font-family:'Comic Sans MS';font-size:22px;color:rgb(102,51,102);line-height:1.3;background-color:rgb(241,248,226);text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000099;font-size:x-large;">Doula Ginny...
  16. Doulas
    <p>Hi! I'm just curious...any doulas out there who are in their teens or 20's?</p> <p> </p> <p>I became a certified birth doula when I was 19, now I'm 20. I'm just curious if there are any others like me out there and if so, what has your experience been as a younger doula? What do you think...
  17. Birth and Beyond
    <p>I'm between 5 and 9 weeks pregnant, my first ultrasound isn't till July 11th. I really had my heart set on a midwife assisted birth, I didn't care where, in a hospital, birthing center or home. DH is really against a home birth, but that doesn't really matter anymore.</p> <p> </p> <p>All the...
  18. Birth Professionals
    <p>Hi Doula friends!</p> <p> </p> <p>Ever since becoming certified, I haven't been asked to attend a homebirth. I've only been a doula for a little over 2 years, still gaining experience. But 20 out of the 23 births I have done to date have been in hospitals,  and the three homebirths I got to...
  19. Birth and Beyond
    <p>I wanted to get other womens opinion on this...</p> <p> </p> <p>My husband and I hired a midwife to be our doula. We paid $1,000 for her services. Through no fault of her own, she missed the labor and birth of the baby. Basically, she checked my cervix and I was only 2 cm so we sent her...
  20. Doulas
    <p>Curious to know what other doulas offer in terms of pre and post natal visits?  Also, what do folks charge and how long did it take you to get to your current pay rate? I am just starting out and trying to figure out my options. Also curious about how people handle having small children and...
1-20 of 23 Results
Top