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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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Changes at Ohana Chicago

Ohana Nov 30 2014 Team Mtg

As the Seattle branch of Ohana grows, we will be making some changes at Ohana Chicago.

After much discussion among the team, I have made the decision to change the structure […]

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Etsy Goes Public – A Milestone for Benefit Corporations Such as Ohana

As many of you know, Ohana is incorporated as a Benefit Corporation, a hybrid between a for-profit and a non-profit. One of the biggest B Corps, Etsy, the online craft […]

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A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Team Member

Team Page Photo - Amber

We are absolutely thrilled to introduce our new Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, Amber Kozawick! Amber became a part of Ohana through the process of welcoming her own son into […]

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Ohana Team Holiday Potluck

The Ohana team had a wonderful team meeting and holiday potluck last night. It was so much fun to see everyone together with their families.

In the top photo, […]

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three new doulas join Ohana team

We are excited to have Tara Van Dyke, Margarita Valbuena and Shizue Taerbaum join the Ohana team as Doulas. A warm welcome to all of them.

Tara witnessed birth for the […]

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Ohana Launches Prenatal Yoga in Evanston

Our prenatal yoga program aims to facilitate a more comfortable and happy pregnancy, while equipping moms with tools they can use throughout their pregnancy, during labor, and postpartum. Classes are […]

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October Alumni Club Workshop


Pic of the cute costumes set up for the Ohana Alumni Club costume swap and social hour last week.

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September Alumni Club workshop on Natural Cleaning for New Families


Our September Alumni Club Workshop, was led by Kate Jakubas from Meliora K. Kate shared some useful insights on safe, earth-friendly, natural and green cleaning products and even demonstrated how […]

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Warm welcome to our new doulas Glenda and Cristina

We are excited to have Glenda O’Connor and Cristina Berchez join the Ohana team as Doulas.

Glenda considers the opportunity to work with expecting mothers and their families to be a privilege. As […]

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"I have no doubt that Jocelyn Alt made my natural childbirth possible."
"I credit my successful VBAC [Vaginal Birth After Cesarean] at age 39 mostly to the support of Autumn and Jocelyn."
"Having Autumn there with me was an immeasurable gift. She was a deep well of quiet strength, experience, and knowledge."
"Having Jocelyn & Autumn on the team boosted our decision-making and confidence. Their knowledge & experience stands out."
"They were incredible at 'reading the room' and being able to tell how much or how little attention I was needing at the moment."
"Working with Jocelyn and Autumn was a pleasure. They were attentive, compassionate and engaged from the first time we reached out to them, to even now, weeks after the birth."
"Jocelyn has magic hands! My pain just seemed to melt away with her massages."
"It was so great to have been able to meet and work with two doulas."
"The thing I appreciated the most about having Jocelyn at my birth was her natural ability to put me at ease."
"I really can’t rave enough about how Jocelyn helped me help my wife."
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