Do doulas need to be certified?

is doula certification necessary

Up until COVID, my answer was always “no.” Do doulas need to be certified? How important is it? I have been doing doula work since 1983, though we simply called it “labor support” at that time. The word “doula” came into use in the early 1990s and has grown in popularity ever since. Over the…

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Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss—Webinar Recording

Pregnancy Loss

With Author Amy Wright Glenn Pregnancy loss is a special kind of loss. Doulas of all specialties will inevitably encounter it and will, no doubt, benefit from Amy’s wisdom and graceful modeling of how to “hold space.” Join Amy as she explores: What does it mean to hold space? What does it mean to companion…

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How to Hire a Doula: A Consumer’s Guide—July Newsletter

Holding space for pregnancy loss; navigating difficult conversations; COVID vaccine safety in pregnancy; pediatric palliative care; rebozo controversy; and more! How to Hire a Doula: A Consumer’s Guide to Getting the Help You Need If you have never had a baby before, never been a new mom or cared for a newborn, never witnessed a…

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Successful Doula Business Owner—June Newsletter

Mother Baby Family Postpartum Basics

Go from doula wannabe to successful doula business owner! Read about two Detroit moms who are starting a revolution in the baby shower industry. Also inside, domestic violence awareness for doulas, and more. Go from doula “wannabe” to successful doula business owner. See our training bundles featuring: Hybrid training that includes self-paced online modules combined with live online workshops—available…

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Upcoming Doula Legislation—March Newsletter

Doula legislation in Michigan … Let your voice be heard! The Michigan Doula Coalition and doulas from around the state are working with Senator Erika Geiss on legislation to enable Medicaid coverage for birth and postpartum doula services. Sign up for their newsletter to stay iinformed. Experience from similar efforts in other states has demonstrated the importance of doulas…

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The Power of Hormones in Labor and Birth—February Newsletter

Birth & Postpartum DoulasFebruary 2021 NewsletterView this email in your browser Birth & Parenting News YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE  The power of hormones ~ A cat nurses ducklingsThis mama cat had just given birth to her kittens. These ducklings went foraging for a food source and found her. Cat nurses Ducklings (if the video…

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Center for the Childbearing Year is closing—November 2020 Newsletter

Center for the Childbearing Year

Birth & Postpartum DoulasNovember 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser Birth & Parenting News YOUR DOULA CAREERSTARTS HERE!PATTY BRENNAN’SDOULA BUSINESS GUIDE If I had imagined the day when …I would be closing the Center for the Childbearing Year–home to Lifespan Doulas, The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, New Moon Midwifery and Ann Arbor Doulas–it would not have looked like…

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