Doula Income Series – Which Path is for You?
We’re launching a two-week series on Doula Income. It’s a common question from doula students, how much can I earn in this line of work? There are several factors that can play a role in your earning potential, and we wanted to dig deep and…
Ouch! That hurts! A postpartum doula’s guide to supporting breastfeeding families.
Supporting families in having the best experience they could possibly have with their newborn is high on the list of a doula’s goals. Yet, because parenting is such a profoundly intimate and personal experience, we definitely do not want to be in a position where we impose a particular pathway for the families we stand beside.
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.
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.
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.
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?
A Day in the Life of a Doula
The first thing you should know about a normal day in the life of a doula is that there is no such thing as a normal day in the life of a doula. Postpartum soup-making, poring over birth books, and capturing the exact moment someone…