Zoe’s Doula Bag Cheatsheet
There are two essential investments you need to make when you become a doula. The first is quality training, the second is your birth bag! In one of my recent articles I mentioned I would be sharing what I like to have in mine
Top 5 Reasons to Become a Doula
Everyone gets into birth work for different reasons. While each person’s journey is unique, there are a few common threads we see here at Doula School. It could be the flexible hours, doing something you love, being your own boss, working with newborns, or something else! Today we’re looking at the top 5 reasons to become a doula.
Stefanie’s Latest Podcast Interviews
We’ll often get the question from potential students “where can I get a deeper understanding of doula and birth work?” While reading about birth work is a great way to familiarize yourself with the day to day life of a doula, there is still nothing like a long form interview.
5 Ways to Grow Your Doula Instagram
So you’ve launched your doula business! You’ve got business cards, a website, a logo, and of course you’re now on Instagram. The only problem is you have 5 followers and 4 of them are close family members. Where do you go from here?
A positive belly birth: Andrea’s story
I didn’t know Andrea before she hired me. As someone who tends to leave things to the last minute (and get away with it) I laughed to myself when I read her email – “I blinked and now I’m in my third trimester! I’d love to meet you and sign a (doula) contract next week if you’re still available?” Fast-forward a few months, and we now share a lovely bond on the other side of her birth.
Doula School Alumni: Coffee with Karen
Sometimes you meet someone and it just clicks. It has been my experience that the most professional doulas (and the ones with the largest hearts) are those who embrace each other; fostering a sense of camaraderie and forging long-standing friendships along the way. All of the above can be said of my dear doula friend Karen, who sends me wonderful voice notes from Zimbabwe.
Top 5 Nutrients to Consider During Pregnancy
One of the most frequently asked questions that I would get as a doula was related to food. My clients would feel left in the dark about what to eat, how much to eat, and what to not eat. While they had full confidence in their provider regarding birth, they often felt like the info given in their prenatal sessions left them wanting.
How Much Can I Make as a Doula?
It’s a question we get all the time here at Doula School. When starting out as a doula it’s important to plan out your financial future. Where do you want to be in a year, 5 years, even 10 years you’re your career as a birth worker. Your income as a doula can vary depending on several factors. In today’s post we are going to break down what you need to know.
10 Tips to LEVEL UP Your Doula Practice
How special that someone would ask to learn from my journey! We had an energizing conversation, and I was reminded that it can be super helpful to have that advice when you’re just starting out, or looking to take your doula business to the next level.
Brittney’s Doula Journey – Easing the Transition to Parenthood
I’m Brittney, now I’m a DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula as well as a breastfeeding
counsellor offering my non-judgmental support, care and resources for all families within
the GTA region. Before I became a Doula I was just someone with a passion for all things
pregnancy, birth and babies!
What Changed It All For Me – Sarah’s Doula Path
19 years ago is when it all began- my love for all things perinatal. My big cousin, whom I’ve always been very close with, called me to tell me her big news; she was expecting. We talked for hours, and seeing how I was only 11, I’m sure it felt like that to her!
Is TENS the Best Kept Labour Secret?
As of late, the TENS machine is the labour tool on everyone’s lips. Hospitals and maternity wards often promote its use as a comfort measure during labour, and many who used one swear by it. So what is TENS, and is it really worth the buzz?