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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.

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February Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

By Patty Brennan | January 31, 2020

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.

Detroit Doulas & Donuts

January Birth & Postpartum Doula Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | January 8, 2020

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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December Birth & Postpartum Doula Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | December 20, 2019

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.