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Gift Ideas for Birth and Postpartum Doulas

Gift Ideas for Birth and Postpartum Doulas

Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE For many parts of the world and for a variety of cultures and religions, December is a time to celebrate and many of these celebrations involve gift giving. Doulas, just like everyone else, love receiving presents that are both fun and useful. This post is directed to the […]

Pregúntale a Penny (Ask Penny Español)

Pregúntale a Penny (Ask Penny Español)

Queridas Doulas, Como DONA está celebrando su 25 aniversario este año, Jessica English (editora del International Doula) me pidió que le dedicara la columna Pregúntale a Penny a la historia de DONA. Ponderando sobre esto, encontré la primera edición del International Doula (Volúmen 1, edición 1, Primavera, 1993). Encontrar esto fue un milagro, lo cual […]

Five Things YOU Can Do to Advocate for Childbearing Families

Five Things YOU Can Do to Advocate for Childbearing Families

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE I am still pumped and excited from my recent experience last week in Washington DC, where I participated in a DONA International Birth and Postpartum Trainers Retreat which immediately preceded the Lamaze International Advocacy Summit. The second day of the summit saw attendees paying a visit to […]

TED Talks – Pregnancy and Parenting Resources to Share

TED Talks – Pregnancy and Parenting Resources to Share

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The tagline for the overall theme of any TED Talk is “Ideas worth spreading.” Many of you may be already familiar with TED and TED Talks. TED is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1984 that is committed to spreading ideas, usually in the form of […]

Blogging for Business – Ten Tips to Start You Off Right

Blogging for Business – Ten Tips to Start You Off Right

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Many birth and postpartum doulas have a business website that they have spent time, energy and money on so that potential clients can effectively find them and learn more about their offerings. New and fresh website content ranks very high on Google for Search Engine Optimization […]

DONA International Celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week 2017

DONA International Celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week 2017

Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE August is all about breastfeeding and chestfeeding. The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, all of August is National Breastfeeding Month in the United States, and the last week of August is Black Breastfeeding Week here in the U.S. Both birth and postpartum doulas play […]

The Doula and Research: Great Resources to Build Skills

The Doula and Research: Great Resources to Build Skills

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Birth and postpartum doulas do not need to be scientists or researchers to do their work. According to DONA International, doulas provide physical, emotional, and informational support to families during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. In some ways, we are the Jacks and Jills […]

DONA International Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2017 (en Español too)

DONA International Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2017 (en Español too)

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE August 1-7, 2017 is World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding – Together. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action champions World Breastfeeding Week every year during this time to call attention to the many benefits breastfeeding has for the parent-child dyad all around the […]

14 Fun Facts about DONA International and the DONA Conference

14 Fun Facts about DONA International and the DONA Conference

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE 2017 Conference Eve On the eve of the DONA International Virtual Conference – Cultivating Connections: It starts with us, I thought I might share 14 fun facts about this amazing organization and our upcoming conference. If you have not yet registered, it is not too late!  With […]