10 Doulas to Follow on Instagram
May is world doula month and it feels like the perfect time to highlight doulas that are doing an amazing job on Instagram! When we’re on social media it’s always a delight when discovering new birth workers and getting to go through their pages.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The River In Me – Zoe’s Doula Journey
There’s a beautiful river trail that runs through Kungarakan and Marranunggu land, near where my parents live. It begins with a series of rock pools, meandering down through curves and twists in the river bed. You can follow the path alongside it; at times it…