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You Created A Quarantine Baby!!

By: Care Messer Birth, Education, Pregnancy April 21, 2020

Congratulations!! All of this time inside(sex, sex and more sex) and now you’re having a baby!! Yay!! The sex doesn’t have to stop by the way! The emails and phone calls keep coming in and we are excited for you!! You are doing great to seek out birth information and contact us NOW instead of later! Birth workers around the …


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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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Free Online Birth Class | What Is This All About?

By: Care Messer Birth, Education, Pregnancy June 27, 2019

I’ve gotten SO many questions about this free online class – How to Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean – so I am addressing them in this video. We don’t have to be scared to give birth – and with evidenced based information, we can release that fear and make informed choices for ourselves and our baby. One of the reasons I …


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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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How To Help Parents With A New Baby

By: Care Messer Community, Education, Postpartum April 25, 2019

When it comes to support in the Postpartum time – there are so many things that are different now. Just a few years ago – our grandparents parented at a time when we were guessing on so many ideas without any factual, science-based evidence for the opinions being shared. Our ideas were shaped by religious culture, Dr. Spock and/or the …


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How Can Grandparents Be Supportive?

By: Care Messer Birth, Community, Education April 19, 2019

New parents are always asking how they can explain what they have learned in birth class to the grandparents of this new baby. Hopefully this video will help! For new parents, the advice given to them on a daily basis is ENDLESS! It seems like everyone can come up with better ways to give birth this baby, parent this new …


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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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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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Tips For Breastfeeding Success

By: Anita Butler Breastfeeding, Education, Postpartum November 30, 2018

Before the moment your baby is born, there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances for breastfeeding success…now is the time to figure out your community and who your support people are! Here are some of the tips for breastfeeding success with Lactation Consultant, Anita Butler from the Birth Education Center. Video Transcript: – So, …


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Use Your BRAIN!

By: Care Messer Birth, Education, Pregnancy August 30, 2018

The B.R.A.I.N. acronym is something that birth educators, doulas and midwives have been using for a long time to help parents become more educated and engaged with their care providers. The world of birth medicine and obstetrics seems very overwhelming to a lay person. And in this age of “Dr. Google” information, so many articles, so many Facebook posts, so …


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Birth Plan or Bust!

By: Care Messer Birth, Education, Pregnancy August 3, 2018

I have seen birth plans that list every ingredient in every vaccinations and the toxicity level of products that should not be used on their baby. I have seen birth plans with more exclamation points at the end of every sentence then curse words on a ship’s deck. I have seen birth plans that are as detailed as a thesis, …


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