end of life doula training

Keeping HOPE alive (on COVID-19 and silver linings …) Let me encourage you to stay flexible in your thinking. The need for our services as end-of-life doulas remains strong. Read the newsletter for some questions we can ask ourselves when adaptation is required. Also, doulas in the news; end-of-life doula training updates (online programs are…

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become a doula

Can we build community in a virtual training? “All of my expectations were exceeded and I felt that the workshop was well worth the money, even not being able to be there in person.” Due to pandemic-related restrictions, all our summer trainings will be live virtual trainings on Zoom. Also in this issue: building a…

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end of life doula collective

This very informative FREE Webinar showcases the collaboration of a group of women who have come together in the Seattle area to offer a blanket of end-of-life services to families. Members share the story of how they came together, the thoughtfulness of how they are proceeding to create a business, and the biggest challenge they…

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Free webinar tonight! Interview conducted by Patty Brennan with members of the Seattle area Gentle Passage Doula Collective. Mother’s Day musings … When we have a loss, that person lives in our hearts and memories now. Remember, you can still say “thank you,” “I love you,” “I forgive you.” COVID-19 training and registrations updates. Check…

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DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop

LIVE VIRTUAL DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop will be held May 14-17 on Zoom, with Patty Brennan & Guest Instructors. You no longer have to travel or pay for hotel rooms to become a postpartum doula. This is your chance! Also in this newsletter: the evidence on natural techniques for induction of labor; “Making More Milk”…

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spring changes

What is hybrid End-of-Life Doula Training? Announcing exciting innovations to our offerings … online training and a hybrid training program blending online and in-person skills-based learning. Plus paid opportunities for EOLDs to speak about their work; pandemic care guide; mediating grief during COVID-19; resources for working ON your doula business while stuck at home; and…

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doula business guide

COVID-19 updates, strategies and resources for doulas. Effects on infant mental health, distance labor support, saving our weekends, working ON your business while home bound, training updates and more. Also see March of Dimes’ new Birth Equity Locator tool. Read the newsletter.

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Doula COVID-19 Toolkit

DONA International has released a hospital letter and doula toolkit for navigating the COVID-19 threat. Some hospitals are restricting the number of people a laboring mother can bring in with her.

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doula business guide

Mid-life is “Me Time.” Read about the growing trend of 2nd act entrepreneurship. Do you want to engage in meaningful work that nourishes rather than depletes you? Want to be of service to others AND earn income? Become a doula! Read the newsletter.

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doula business guide

Focus on pregnancy loss; launch a doula business in 2020; earn your breastfeeding support credentials; Meet the Doulas; Medicaid for doulas? Join the Michigan Doula Coalition to stay current on health policy related to doulas. There is advocacy for Medicaid to cover birth doulas in MI. Read the newsletter.

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