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A Doula In Your Pocket Is Better Than No Doula | Story 3

By: Care Messer Doulas April 5, 2020

From Willow: Recently I had one of my families go into labor knowing I wouldn’t be able to join them at the hospital. This was upsetting for everyone but this did not change my availability to them or my ability to support them. It did, however, require a bit more preparation. We had a specific prenatal visit going over everything …


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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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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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How To Find The Right Doula

By: Care Messer Doulas March 22, 2019

There are two questions parents seem to ask me over and over. “How can I afford a doula?”, and “How do I know which one is right for me?” Affording a doula, sometimes means getting really creative with your finances or just cutting back on normal expenses that are extras in your budget. That’s a pretty simple equation to solve. …


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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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You Are Just As Fierce In The Birth Room As You Are In the Boardroom

By: Care Messer Birth, Doulas, Education February 6, 2019

I read an article in pathways magazine that sparked this whole post. I will include the link at the end of the blog. It called to me in a deep way. I want to shout this from the rooftops(and actually do quite often). We are witnessing our political climate change with more women in office than ever before. We heard …


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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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How Do You Inspire?

By: Care Messer Doulas November 26, 2018

SUCCESS isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you INSPIRE others to do.   — Unknown There is no way I would be where I am in my business(and in my LIFE) if it weren’t for the generosity of many beautiful humans both in and out of my field of work. The majority of the …


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Your Best Teacher Is Your Last Mistake…

By: Care Messer Doulas November 12, 2018

Your best teacher is your last mistake… I don’t know why perfection seems to be the main goal. The social pressure to be the best, “all knowing” and flawless isn’t even attainable. But how much time do we waste making sure that our IG pictures look perfect, our snapchats are super upbeat and our FB life looks like we have …


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A Candle LOSES NOTHING by Lighting Another Candle…

By: Care Messer Doulas November 5, 2018

A Candle LOSES NOTHING by Lighting Another Candle… Unknown Are we as women, hesitant to be happy for one anothers success? Why are we not each other’s biggest cheerleaders? Why aren’t we building up instead of tearing each other down? Why are we not congratulating a woman, a sister and friend when something in her life is going really well? …


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