Meet Your Doula Trainers – Jennifer Rogers
In the coming weeks we’re sharing more about our wonderful team of instructors here at Doula School! Today it’s all about the amazing Jennifer Rogers. She is the Program Director of our Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar.
Life of a Doula – Winter Comic Strips
Last year we put out a summary of all our comics to date, since then we’ve had over a dozen new entries! Today we are sharing all of our winter comics.
The Accidental Doula – My Journey into Birthwork
I’m often asked by Doula School students and alumni “how did you end up working as a doula?” I’ve got a bit of a winding road that led me into this line of work. Today I want to share more of my story.
The Latest #DoulaLove
One of the best parts of being a doula is when a client tells you how much of a difference you made. Birthwork can be difficult, but knowing that you were able to be a positive force for someone’s journey is what keeps us excited to continue on in this career.
Top 5 Reasons to Leave Your Office Job Behind
It’s amazing how many of our students here at Doula School had an office job prior to starting birth work. While some of us may thrive in an office setting, for others, the Monday to Friday routine in a small cubicle on the twenty-second floor can be a difficult way to make a living.
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.
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.