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Northwest Doula Conference

NW Doula Conference Panel

I had a great time at the NW Doula Conference last week. There was a terrific keynote on trends in the doula profession by Amy Gilliland, author of the blog Doula-ing the […]

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Doulas in the NY Times

It’s always great to see discussion of doulas in mainstream media.  The NY Times published this article about the growing popularity of doulas and efforts to integrate us more […]

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Ohana Alumni Club and Mama Power Gear launch party pictures

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It was great to see everyone at the party. It was a pleasure to be with all of you laughing, eating and sharing stories! Thanks for celebrating with us.  Here […]

Posted in Doulas, Ohana News

Ob/Gyns recommend doulas in new guidelines on preventing unnecessary c-sections

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The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a groundbreaking update that changes their stance on when a cesarean section should be considered. 
It also includes this gem about […]

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New book about doulas

birth ambassadors

I’m looking forward to reading this new book about doulas.

Birth Ambassadors

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Would you consider hiring a “dude-la”?

Neat New York Times article on male doulas

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Cesarean Birth Workshop

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Loved seeing all the doulas at the workshop we hosted at Ohana last night for Chicago area doulas on supporting clients through Cesarean births. Thanks for coming everyone!

Posted in Doulas, Ohana News

New study finds that Medicaid could save money by covering doula services.

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Posted in Doulas, Research & Articles

My week with Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin

I have just returned from an incredible week attending a training with midwife Ina May Gaskin at The Farm in Tennessee. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible work […]

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