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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Spring is here

How we are accommodating our supporters in this crisis, as well as tips for doulas and coping strategies for all. Lifespan Doulas will make every accommodation possible for each person who has invested in an upcoming doula training or intends to do so. We will be extending Early Bird registration prices, waiving cancellation fees and…

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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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Second-act entrepreneurship is a certifiable trend, with 55-to-64-year-olds now accounting for 26% of new entrepreneurs. Are doulas entrepreneurs? Perhaps … it depends on your motivations for taking end-of-life doula training. Do your friends think you’re weird? Come and be in community with others who are comfortable contemplating death and dying, bereavement, and more! Read the…

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advance care planning

Become an advance care planning facilitator; holding space for pregnancy loss; exploring the beauty of home funeral; noteworthy blog posts; and more. Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes for the end. Then the retirement home said no. She wishes she had asked more questions … 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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Detroit Doulas & Donuts

New Year’s Winter Special on Birth & Postpartum Doula Training (save $100 through January 10). Detroit Doulas & Donuts event on January 25th, 12-2 as Detroit Mama Hub & Eternal Sunshine Doula Services are partnering to bring birth workers of Detroit together! Headshot included. Work/life balance for the new year. Free webinar on Top 5…

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work life balance

Early Bird deadline extended for Feb End-of-Life Doula Workshop; work/life balance in 2020; free webinar on Jan 13–get your questions answered! Members Only Webinar on 1/22 features A Start-Up Story with Oma McMurtry who will share the preparations undertaken to launch her EOLD practice. Read the newsletter.

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doula training sale

New Year’s Winter Special on Doula Training (save $100); setting SMART business goals; safety of homebirth; doula Medicaid legislation; and more! Let’s harness that New Year energy and set some goals for your doula work in 2020. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely. Read the newsletter.  

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