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.
What is required to volunteer with OSD?
I was trying to see if you have to be a certain trained doula like DONA to volunteer. I tried to add it in my profile but it wouldn't let me save it. I was a military spouse and I know how hard it is without your spouse and just needing someone in the birthing room. I would like to volunteer to help.
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 :)
Since I'm new to Florida, Do you all wear scrubs or just regular clothes? In NY I wore a tshirt that says Labor Doula and scrub pants. Wasn't sure if that was different here in Florida.
I am Danielle and I am a Labor & Birth Doula in Wisconsin. I am inexperienced, with just two births under my belt. I have two clients due in upcoming months, and a meeting with a potential new client this weekend. I have a strong passion for natural, gentle parenting and birth, breastfeeding etc. I am able to set aside my personal views and opinions and really accept and love everyone around me. I guess you could say, I am a real "hippie" on the inside, but on the outside I appear to be a "normal" (what is normal anyway?!) young lady.
I am always willing to lend a helping hand, so if you are a Doula and a situation arises where you cannot be at a birth or need help while at a birth I am willing to offer my services to you! I am always on the hunt for "back-up Doulas" for myself, so if that is something you may be interested in as well, please send me a message or e-mail [email protected]
I do not have my own facebook page, or website yet since I cannot come up with a name for my birth services. This is a work in progress.
Anyway, it's nice to be here and I hope I can also be a great addition to OSD. Best Wishes all!
Hi everyone, my name is Tiffany. I have 4 daughters ages 11, 8, 4 and 5 months. I have been a stay at home mom mostly forever. I am recently a single mom, so just kind of trying to figure out my life now.
I have been interested in being a doula for about 6 years and started pursuing a birth doula certification through Childbirth International a little less than 2 years ago. In the near future, I plan on certifying also for postpartum doula, CBE and lactation. I am also interested in massage, nutrition, and natural living.
I have wanted a career involving babies since I was a child and as I got older and interested in alternative health, I thought I wanted to be a midwife, but after more research, I realized I really wanted to be a doula, I just hadn't realized there was a name for it until later.
Having been a teen mom myself, my passion is for teenagers facing pregnancy. It is my goal to establish myself professionally so I can support my family and volunteer my time to teenagers.
My strengths are relating to people and situations and communication. I am a great listener and I'm compassionate. I love learning and sharing what I know with other people. I am good at seeing things from other perspectives. I like to be helpful and serve people in the ways that are most beneficial to them.
Anyway, I am trying to take some steps into the world of doula-ing and just thought I would say hi and see if there was anyone located near me and connect with other people with similar interests!
So heree I am after a very long hiatus of only working with close friends and family while I got my nursing degree. I've given up on finding a full time nursing job and took a position with a CNM as her assistant and decided to put my sevices out to the public until I am done with my master's degree. I'm nervous about making my business work. I'm constantly working on learning new skills and adding certifications to my knowledge base. It seems the community of doulas and childbirth educators I live in(Salt Lake City, Utah) has grown dramatically, which is exciting.
Hi, I have just registered with you and want to find out how to make sure that when people search for doulas in my area that my name will show up through doulas.com ?
Hi, everyone, I just joined doulas.com and am looking forward to meeting more of you and gaining insights into this work we all love. I have had a number of life changes in the past year, which have prevented me from becoming more fully involved as a doula - I found that I had a lot to learn about starting a mother-baby business as well! However, I just submitted my labor doula certification packet and am waiting to hear back from CAPPA. Hopefully, this coming summer will see me returning to labor support and to doing what I love to do - working with mommies and babies. Best wishes to you all!