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Series: Doula Me This #5 – Clients Are Planning an Unassisted Birth

Series: Doula Me This #5 – Clients Are Planning an Unassisted Birth

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Today is the fifth post in the occasional series, “Doula Me This!” Each post in the series provides a common scenario that a birth or postpartum (or both) doula may face. The “correct” answer (if there is one) requires some synthesis of the situation and at times […]

Meet The DONA 2019 Board Candidates and Get Ready to Vote!

Meet The DONA 2019 Board Candidates and Get Ready to Vote!

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, LCE DONA International is the world’s premier doula organization and relies on the person power and skills of many, many volunteers to keep it running effectively. Our organization is led by an all volunteer board of directors who serve three-year terms and give many, many hundreds (thousands?) of […]

Let’s Meet DONA International’s 2018 Advanced Doulas

Let’s Meet DONA International’s 2018 Advanced Doulas

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE This summer, DONA International awarded three doulas the credential of “Advanced Doula.” This certification level was initiated in 2015, and the designation honors DONA certified birth and postpartum doulas who have made major contributions to DONA International, to the doula profession, and in the maternal-child field. Today, I would […]

The Black Infant Remembrance Memorial – A Valuable Resource for Your Families

The Black Infant Remembrance Memorial – A Valuable Resource for Your Families

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE You cannot live in the United States and be unaware of the health inequities that face Black families here in this country. Every single major news outlet has been covering this tragic situation with increasing frequency. People are working to raise awareness of the issue of Black […]

Research Review: Bearing witness: United States and Canadian maternity support workers’ observations of disrespectful care in childbirth

Research Review: Bearing witness: United States and Canadian maternity support workers’ observations of disrespectful care in childbirth

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE A new research paper, Bearing witness: United States and Canadian maternity support workers’ observations of disrespectful care in childbirth, was recently published in the journal Birth. Written by Christine Morton, Ph.D., a medical sociologist and author and her colleagues, the study examines and compares the frequency with which […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2018 – Doulas Play a Key Role

World Breastfeeding Week 2018 – Doulas Play a Key Role

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE August 1 – 7, 2018 is World Breastfeeding Week and doulas are on the front lines of helping families get breastfeeding off to a good start. Every year, World Breastfeeding Week has a specific theme, and the 2018 theme is “Foundation of Life.” In a world […]

It Was Big! In-Person DONA Summit 2018 Wrap Up

It Was Big! In-Person DONA Summit 2018 Wrap Up

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE I have just returned from the in-person DONA Summit 2018 and have been thinking and thinking (and thinking) about this Summit follow up post and what I exactly wanted to say. I have so many emotions and thoughts and I am not sure that I yet have […]

Secrets to Summit Success – Tips for Making the Most Out of a DONA Conference

Secrets to Summit Success – Tips for Making the Most Out of a DONA Conference

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The DONA International 2018 Summit is T minus less than 24 hours ’til the start and doulas and other birth professionals are arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from all around the world. The line up of speakers (both keynote and concurrent sessions) is outstanding and there is a […]

Five Tips for Enjoying Your Summer While Being an On-Call Doula

Five Tips for Enjoying Your Summer While Being an On-Call Doula

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Here I sit in the real summer heat of Seattle. In general, Seattle has beautiful summers consisting of blue skies, a lot of sun, no humidity, long periods of daylight and no bugs. Temps run in the mid-70s and the evenings are cool and comfortable for […]