Operation Special Delivery
Operation Special Delivery (or OSD), provides trained volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners who will be deployed ,have been severely injured or who have lost their lives due to the current war on terror, or unable to attend the birth due to military reasons. The doulas that are volunteering are doing so by their own discresion. Doulas have the right to refuse a client due to timing constraints, conflict of interest, etc.
The International Birth and Wellness Project is a health and social service entity designed to educate and support women and families towards a healthier pregnancy, birth, post-partum and parenting experience. We believe that birth is a universal Rite of Passage that joins all people and all generations. In our services to women and families we strive to highlight and blend the most positive, healthy beliefs and traditions of all cultures to create a diverse tapestry of knowledge and techniques that emphasize the importance of the mind, body and spirit connection. We are a collective of health professionals focused on providing holistic services during the childbearing years. Our organization consists of three inter-connected efforts referred to as our circles of influence:
DONA International certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism. We are an international, non-profit organization of doulas that strives to have every doula trained / educated to provide the highest quality / standards for birth and/or postpartum support to birthing women and their families.
For over a decade, CAPPA's mission has been to offer comprehensive, evidence-based education, certification, professional membership and training to childbirth educators, lactation educators, labor doulas, antepartum doulas and postpartum doulas worldwide. CAPPA is proud to provide new and expectant families access to these professionals.
Me and a couple of my co-doulas were discussing what types of apps we would recommend to our clients. We reviewed quite a few of them,and the one that we like the most is the Preggie app. We like it because one it's free, two since a lot of people are on sites like Facebook and Instagram that it was more appealing than the other apps that are out there because it allows moms connect to other moms for support, and it is just like facebook and instagram but for moms. 3rd ...allows them to talk about and review any caretakers they may have during their pregnancy. 4th it is a supportive app and they can be on while they wait for their doctors appointment etc..things like that.
Do you recommend apps to your clients?
I just finished my birth doula training in NJ an dam in the process of lining up my first three births in order to finish the process through DONA.
I wrote to local midwives in my area felt the best course of action would be to write a very candid letter about myself and my birth experiences.
I offered my services to the midwives and 2 of them were very nice and responded to my email. One of them quickly referred me a client whom is due in December. The other offered to mentor me and we are going to meet in two weeks. She is going to be a guest speaker at an ICAN meeting. Its all so exciting. I didnt really know how to network and I found that this had a positive response by some.
I am looking into Birth Arts International for Post-partum doula and child birth educator so that I can go on an take the lactation consultant class. All this in preparation for possibly going down to the farm next year and taking the midwife assistant class.
My husband says go slow but I'm so excited to be able to finally go into the filed that I have so waited so long to become a part of. I feel like your credentials speak for you and I am lacking there.
Thanks for reading..
I just finished my training as a birth doula and was given tons of great advice from my preceptors. One of which was to get some awesome business cards. Which I ordered as soon as I got home from printastic.com
They are absolutely beautiful and the quality is surprising. They offered 250 cards for free only pay for shipping. The package was sent out the very next day and it arrived quick as well. I looked around at other sites but felt restricted with what was available for our profession. I was able to order the exact image and wording that I wanted and am very pleased with the results.
Definitely reccomend them...,
My name is Katie, and I'm a birth doula in Northeast Ohio. I'm currently working on my certification with DONA International. Nice to meet you all!
I haven't used this site for quite sometime but wanted to get re-established. I have been a Certified Postpartum Doula or 10 years and a RN for 50 years. I have experience in the NICU, Pediatrics, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery. I am certified as a Happiest Baby on the Block Educator, Sleep Coach, Lactation Counselor, Infant Massage Educator and Baby Signs Educator. My passion is for the sick and fussy baby and for the baby who is not sleeping. I also teach prenatal and postpartum classes in the Washington DC Metro area including Northern Virginia and Maryland. I love what I am doing and hopefully will be able to continue my work in this field for many years to come.
Aloha! My name is Lea, I'm hoping this discussion board is active. I've just completed my first dozen births and I figure its about time I get certified. I'm currently lost in the maze of all the different organizations, and I'm very limited as I live on Oahu. There are NO Doula Certification Workshops planned for this year, and I'm ready to accept that a distance learning course may very well be my only option. I was hoping to get a general feel as to which program everyone used, how they liked it, and if they recommended it.
I sure look forward to hearing from you!
Hello everyone! My name is Heather I am working as a Hypnodoula. I am very excited to join Doulas.com to help spread the good word about how amazing Doulas are!!
I have a client asking me if I make or offer these after birth herbal baths. What do you put in yours and what are the advantages to them? Can you put baby in them with you? So confused on what these are really used for.
I have two daughters but the two births I have attended thus far have been boys and when I ask my clients whether they are going to circumcise or not, it is a given they will because they need to look like their daddy or it will be hard to keep it clean. After researching this topic, these are must reads and must watches. It completely changed my mind about circumcision, IT IS NOT NEEDED!! NOT NECESSARY!!
youtube video, very informative and she has all her resources she used with the video!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4p9O3HSpaY
Circumcision doesn't beget circumcision: http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2013/11/21/circumcision-doesnt-beget-circumcision-one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other/
if you are going to do it, then watch the procedure and at least better educate yourself of the risks and how it is carried out(video of procedure): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2PKdDOjooA
and if you are not circumcision, beware of well check! doctors don't know a lot about uncircumcised penises, educate yourself: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christiane-northrup/circumcision_b_3443415.html
|I am a certified Labor Doula through Childbirth International. I volunteer for Operation Special Delivery as I am a Military Wife too and understand what it's like to have a spouse missing for pregnancy. As the Central Kitsap Co-Lead for the West Sound Birth Network I unders|