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A legacy project—August 2020 Newsletter

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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Building Community Online. June Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | May 31, 2020

Birth & Postpartum DoulasJune 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser Birth & Parenting News YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE All trainings will be Live Online through the end of August.What a challenging time this has been! Hopefully, in the fall, we will be able to train together in person. For the summer,…

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Forming an End-of-Life Doula Collective—Webinar Recording

By Patty Brennan | May 25, 2020

Presentation by members of Gentle Passage Doula Collective in Seattle, WA, hosted by Patty Brennan   This very informative 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…

Mother’s Day Musings on Loss—May 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | May 21, 2020

May 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification~ Supporting life’s final transition ~ Learn about member benefits. Become a Member Today!The Doula Business Guideby Patty Brennan A challenging time … I have my own version of COVID-19 challenges and luckily they have not, so far, involved getting sick or losing a loved…

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COVID-19 Resources for Doulas—May 2020 Newsletter

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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Pandemic Care Guide—April 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | April 4, 2020

Spring Changes  The changes and uncertainty we are all dealing with today are very challenging. And yet Spring always brings the promise of new life, with the dull grey winter behind us, and the emerging green and yellow (those colors we Michigan folks’ souls are yearning for) to cheer us. There is opportunity here ……

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COVID-19 Doula Resources—April 2020 Newsletter

By Patty Brennan | March 29, 2020

Birth & Postpartum DoulasApril 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser COVID-19 UPDATESStrategies & Resources for Doulas YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE Newborn Isolation, COVID-19 CDC Guidelines and Infant Mental HealthBlogger, researcher, doula trainer Amy Gilliland asks: “Under what circumstances would you consider never holding your newborn baby, depriving yourselves of that golden…

COVID-19 Doula Toolkit

By Patty Brennan | March 13, 2020
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Second act entrepreneurship, a growing trend—March 2020 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!  March Newsletter forBirth & Postpartum DoulasView this email in your browser BIRTH & POSTPARTUM DOULASEmpowered…

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Join the Michigan Doula Coalition—February 2020 Newsletter

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.  February Newsletter forBirth & Postpartum DoulasView this email in…