Family Friends, Food, Wine, Passion and Fun!

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We sailed into Portofino, Italy early one morning, just a short distance from France where we had spent the last few days. From the moment I stepped on shore, there is a completely different feeling – it must be my Italian blood as there is a different energy, a familiarity to me. I am ready […]

A True Life Red Tent

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Returning to Angelika‘s and her amazing Red Tent Elysia is for me is truly coming to my other home.  It has been 14 years and almost 300 doulas which we have offered the doula wisdom to in Austria.  Each time I return to the singing, dancing and warm cozy womb like room that invites us […]

Spreading Oxytocin in Japan

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by Kiyo Ito I cannot believe that it has already been two weeks since I returned to my home in NYC from my home country Japan.  I am still filled with oxytocin and love from the amazing experience I had there- An experience of organizing the first ever Birth Doula workshop in Japan featuring Debra! […]

What’s it like to take a doula training?

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Curious about what it is like to take a doula training? What types of things you will learn, what the atmosphere is like? Read a recent testimonial that was shared with us from one of Debra’s trainings The training exceeded my expectations. I now know how to be a great Birth and  Postpartum Doula. The […]

Community Doulas Equal Positive Birth Outcomes

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by Gabriela Ammann, MPH, LCCE, CD(DONA), Director, By My Side Birth Support Program The first thought I had as I prepared to write this was wow, the By My Side Birth Support Program is 6 years old! I had to take that in for a moment – six years providing free doula support to hundreds of women in Central […]

Community Doula Program

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by Regina M. Conceição, BA, CD(DONA), CLC My first doula experience happened when I was 13 years old, although I didn’t know it at the time. Every day after school towards the end of my aunt’s pregnancy my mother would send me over for a couple of hours to help her with chores around the house. […]