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September Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | September 3, 2020

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.” Join Patty Brennan in Fall 2020 for live online doula training. DONA International Birth Doula Workshops, Postpartum Doula Workshops and Doula…

August Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | July 29, 2020

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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June Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | May 31, 2020

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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Gentle Passage End-of-Life Doula Collective

By Patty Brennan | May 25, 2020

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…

May/June Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | May 21, 2020

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…

DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop

May Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | May 3, 2020

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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April Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

By Patty Brennan | April 4, 2020

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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April Newsletter for Birth/Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | March 29, 2020

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.

Doula COVID-19 Toolkit

Doula Toolkit for COVID-19

By Patty Brennan | March 13, 2020

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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March Birth & Postpartum Doula Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | March 3, 2020

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.