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How to Create a Doula Contract

By Patty Brennan October 5, 2021

October 2021 Newsletter from Lifespan Doulas How to Create a Doula Contract #1. Understand the purpose of your contract. It is essentially a tool for communication. Your contract (or “Letter of Agreement”) commits to writing the terms of the doula-client relationship, especially around services provided, fees, and terms of payment. You are seeking to create…

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Evolving a Doula Business ~ September Newsletter

By Patty Brennan September 3, 2021

A framework for making the “daunting” doable Evolving a Doula Business Workshop. Live Zoom workshop taught by Patty Brennan. September 18. What is this Doula Business workshop about?  It is about YOU! Your strengths, your skills, your beliefs, your habits. It is about identifying areas for personal growth, skills to be acquired, where you feel “stuck,”…

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The Doula Model of Care—August Newsletter

By Patty Brennan August 5, 2021

What is the Doula Model of Care? The Doula Model of Care is based on the guiding principles at the heart of what it means to be a doula and best practices for all doulas. These principles and practices are embodied in the Doula Scope of Practice. Within this model, each doula can bring forth her/his own best…

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

By Patty Brennan July 9, 2021

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

By Patty Brennan June 2, 2021

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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Tools to Create Your End-of-Life Doula Business—May Newsletter

By Patty Brennan May 25, 2021

We offer functional tools to create your own end-of-life doula practice. Comprehensive training, lifetime certification, doula directory, member webinars, and more. This month–Domestic Violence Awareness for Doulas tools and resources. Doula training options: Breathe a sigh of relief to find yourself in the company of others who use words like “honor,” “privilege,” “amazing,” and “profound” when referencing…

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New Streamlined Certification for Birth & Postpartum Doulas—May Newsletter

By Patty Brennan May 13, 2021

ALL NEW online doula training & certification programs! Announcing the release of our comprehensive online doula training. A streamlined certification is included in the cost of training. No hidden fees. As business owners, we all evolve. My journey is taking me in a new direction. Lifespan Doulas will now offer our own certification for birth and…

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Building Trust with Doula Clients—April Newsletter

By Patty Brennan April 6, 2021

Stepping Stones: Following a Pathway to the End of Life ~ Book Review By Patty Brennan Author Ellie Atherton is a hospice nurse with two decades of experience supporting families. Her new book contains stories drawn from journals she kept as she walked her own path of support. There is much that doulas can learn from Ellie…

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Upcoming Doula Legislation—March Newsletter

By Patty Brennan March 9, 2021

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

By Patty Brennan February 4, 2021

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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