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Can a Doula Help with My Induction?

By: Jennifer Cole Birth Doula, Doulas October 6, 2020

Based on everything you’ve heard, the only time you should hire a doula is when you’re planning on an unmedicated labor in a deep porcelain birth tub surrounded with lit candles, essential oils, flowers and listening to whale sounds, right? Nope. For example, a doula won’t be able to help you if you end up having to get induced, right? …


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Why Are Doulas So Expensive?

By: Jennifer Cole Birth Doula, Doulas July 20, 2020

You’ve heard nothing but great things about doulas and would really love to hire one for your birth, but why do they have to be so gosh darn expensive? Well, let’s break it down. Let’s consider for a moment what a doula actually does. A typical doula package includes a consultation (1 hour – no charge if you end up …


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Will a Doula Advocate for Me?

By: Jennifer Cole Birth Doula, Doulas July 5, 2020

You may have already heard or read about the many benefits hiring a birth doula offers. Not only are they knowledgeable about birth, they are also 100% focused upon you and your partner, from the time they join you in labor until an hour or two after baby is born. A doula will meet with you and your partner in …


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Why Should I Hire a Doula Early?

By: Jennifer Cole Birth Doula, Doulas June 22, 2020

When it comes to hiring a birth doula, you may be thinking that since you won’t be needing them until the very end of your pregnancy, there’s no need to hire one until a few weeks before your guess date. But before you decide you won’t start looking around until a month or two before you’re due to pop, consider …


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A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 2

By: Care Messer Birth, Birth Doula, Doulas April 2, 2020

This story of virtual doula service comes from Monet Combs of Mama Magic Birth Services. Having a VBAC(Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) can be a lot of work to set up depending on what type of hospital and provider you have. VBAC families need to be very educated and determined to flow with any last minute changes, both with their body …


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A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 1

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Labor April 1, 2020

With Covid-19, protocols in the birth room are changing on an hourly basis. This is making our birthing families feel very unstable and vulnerable. When families feel unsafe, so do their babies. The world needs to take mindful, proactive steps to ensure the safety and confidence of these parents so that their babies come into a room full of love …


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Will A Doula Replace My Partner?

By: Jennifer Cole Birth Doula, Doulas January 10, 2020

So, you’ve been considering hiring a birth doula because you’ve heard how supportive and helpful they can be when you’re in labor, but what about your partner? Aren’t they the one who’s supposed to support you through labor? Are they going to feel like you don’t trust their capabilities if you want a doula at the birth, too? Will they …


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How Does a Doula Support My Partner?

By: Jennifer Cole Birth Doula, Doulas December 14, 2019

You may already know that birth doulas are trained to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to you when you’re in labor. Sounds fantastic, right? What could be better than that? Well, what if I told you that in addition to providing that service to you, she’ll also be providing it to your partner? Yes, it’s true! Doulas are a …


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How Do I Get Her To Relax? – Doula Series Ep. 12

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education September 13, 2019

A middle of the night Facebook message from a nurse-midwife at local hospital, is responsible for this video( I will refer to her at the end as girlfriend, since I promised her I would make a video preaching her observation and asking for a change in our doula community- can’t help the humans at large!). As doulas, we have so …


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5 Tips to Avoid Having Doula Burnout | How To Make Your Business Thrive – Doula Series Ep.11

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education June 15, 2019

Setting up a successful and long-lasting business is SO important! We may come our of our doula training with even more energy and love for the work that we want to jump right in! And we should – AFTER we have put a few key things into place. You are creating a business that works for YOUR life. That blueprint …


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How To Keep Instagram And Facebook Warm & Welcoming – Doula Series Ep. 10

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education May 3, 2019

So why do you want to open up another Instagram account or Facebook account for your business? As birth workers, we are very passionate about certain topics in our regular life and it may not come across as the best first impression for someone that hasn’t met you yet. Before parents ever make a phone call to interview you, they …


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Education Gives You More Tools – Doula Series Ep. 9

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education April 11, 2019

You just got out of your doula training, the phone isn’t ringing yet and now what??? It’s time to set up your business, read, learn and start educating yourself on all things birth! In this video you will see how a group of doulas evolved from feeling almost frantic about the journey ahead, into feeling confident and excited to begin …


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Prepare Your Parents To Make Decisions – Doula Series Ep. 8

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education March 14, 2019

It’s important to demonstrate boundaries and consent to our families so they can gain more confidence and find their voice before their labor even begins. Parents need to understand that they are the consumer in this birth experience and that they can work in partnership with their providers. You can teach parents new skills in prenatal visits that help them …


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It’s Ok To Set Boundaries | Take Care of Yourself – Doula Series Ep. 7

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education March 7, 2019

What are your boundaries around saying no to things you don’t want to do? Do you say yes because you feel selfish or guilty if you DON’T say yes?? Are you afraid to say no because of what everyone else will think about you? WHY do we do that?? We do that because we have been conditioned from a very …


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What’s Your Story? Doula Series Ep. 6

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education February 21, 2019

We all have a story! Our background, our struggles AND our triumphs have made us who we are. Sometimes new doulas feel like they have little to offer because they don’t have much birth experience. Not true! Once we evaluate what we have learned from our own life experiences, we will discover a whole network of skills that we can …


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How To Manifest Anything – Doula Series Ep. 5

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education January 31, 2019

Making New Year’s resolutions is not productive in my life. Resolutions are just another thing I will use to compare myself to other people and make me feel like I’m never going to measure up. That my friends, is a waste of time. Life is too short for that nonsense. What I have found works better for me, produces actual …


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How Much Should You Charge? Doula Series Ep. 4

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education January 24, 2019

Let’s talk about the uncomfortable subject of money! How much do you charge as a new doula and what are you worth? Your training matters. Your certification matters. Your extra education matters. All the skills that you had before you came into birth work also matters. But before you can feel a 100% confident in setting and charging a equitable …


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How To Attract The Right Teachers – Doula Series Ep. 3

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education January 17, 2019

One of the reasons we come to birth work is for personal growth whether we are aware of it or not. I have also found that we come into birth work with preconceived notions about working with women. These stories or beliefs about women may be lived experiences from our lives or just things that we have heard. Working together …


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Morning Routine For Success – Doula Series Ep. 2

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education January 10, 2019

A good morning routine starts your day off right and that is so important for a creating a successful business. As a new doula, you may not recognize that YOU ARE NOW A BUSINESS OWNER! Looking professional is a habit and feeling professional comes from working on YOU before you work on your business. All successful women in business have …


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Rewire your Doula mindset! – Doula Series Ep. 1

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Education January 3, 2019

When it comes to doula work, we seem to focus on “how to get clients” way before we have mastered ourselves. And THAT sounds like an impossible task – mastering ourselves. But the journey of mastering ourselves is time better spent, than making New Year’s resolutions we toss out after a week. We have better businesses if we have our …


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