Jillian Freeland, Doula in Winchester, VA

Jillian Freeland, Doula in Winchester, VA One of our favorite things is watching this company grow all over the country. Jillian Freeland, doula in Winchester, VA, is just such an example of that! This mom of four certified as a Birth Boot Camp instructor and then went on to take our doula training held in…

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Our Favorite Doula Books and Why We Love Them

Our Favorite Doula Books and Why We Love Them For doulas, continuing education is a necessary part of staying relevant and serving your clients in the most effective way possible. With birth, there is always more to learn. One great way to stay educated as a doula is by reading great doula books. When developing…

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Atlanta Doula Training Highlights

Atlanta Doula Training Highlights We talked about it, we advertised it, and then we did it! Birth Boot Camp DOULA was so excited to finally travel for a doula training and we had a fabulous time in the amazing city of Atlanta, Georgia as we trained up a new crop of professional doulas on the…

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How to Create the Perfect Doula Uniform

How to Create the Perfect Doula Uniform Welcome to the fabulous world of doula-ing! Now, for your outfit! Doulas serve a unique role in birth providing emotional, physical and relational support for birthing women. Their clothes need to be comfortable and professional without getting them mistaken for medical personnel. For new doulas, figuring out the…

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17 Doula Bag Must Haves For Great Self Care

Doula work is serious stuff for many reasons. One reason is because doulas truly are there for your birth, whether it be 20 minutes or 20 hours. Of course you can’t give from an empty cup and experienced doulas know that they must practice self care both during and after a birth. We all know…

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Incredible Instant Pot Recipes for the Busy Doula

The Instant Pot madness has begun. What’s an Instant Pot, you ask? Remember the Cabbage Patch craze of 83′? It’s kind of like that only it’s for moms and it involves dinner… An Instant Pot is kind of like a slow cooker- only instead of taking 12 hours to make dinner, it takes a few…

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Safe Infant Sleep

Safe Infant Sleep When you have your new baby, people tend to have lots of expectations relating to infant sleep. Almost always these expectations are shattered with the arrival of an actual baby! There are many options regarding infant sleep, from co-sleeping to separate rooms. As with any way your baby sleeps, safety is imperative.…

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Must Have Tips For The Perfect Birth Plan

Must Have Tips For The Perfect Birth Plan Making a plan is something most of us do when approaching any serious life event. A plan, while it may not guarantee anything, helps us figure out exactly what we want, make choices accordingly, and clearly communicate those desires with those that are important to the plan.…

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The Best Part of Doula Work…That No One Talks About

The Best Part of Doula Work…That No One Talks About We asked doulas what they loved about this incredible profession. They answered and it might surprise you. Yes, they get to witness the miracle of birth, the strength of women, the transition from one to two that is childbirth, and so much more. But one…

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3 Ways Your Mom (or Best Friend) Is Not The Same As A Doula

3 Ways Your Mom (or Best Friend) Is Not The Same As A Doula We all have a different “vision” for our birth. Some picture it small and intimate, with just the partner and minimal care providers present. Some imagine the chatter of loved ones, children, friends and others who can surround them with support.…

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