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.
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
Hi everyone, I am new to this and hope to find information and support. I have been a doula for about a year now and have slowing been making progress. I am one birth away from being certifies through DONA. Once I have completed that part of my journey I would like to continue with more education. I believe one step at a time.
Looking forward to a connection,
My name is Kim, and i'm located in Naugatuck, CT -- serving the South Western portion of the state. I'm relatively new to the world of doula, but offer the services of both birth & postpartum doula, and breastfeeding counseling (among other included services).
I'm looking to take on clients to help fund my training and certifications :)
|Independent Childbirth Education Classes, Breastfeeding Classes and Experienced Labor/Birth Doula Services I teach childbirth education classes that pull from many great resources such as Dr. Robert Bradley, the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth, author|