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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 […]

Just Add Water – Ten Tips for Doulas

Just Add Water – Ten Tips for Doulas

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Many doulas are aware of the benefits of laboring and/or birthing in water.  People have long sunk into the sweet relief of the tub and its warm and soothing contents to minimize many a labor pain. There is a lot of research about the safety of […]

Six Ways The DONA Blog Can Help You Grow Your Business

Six Ways The DONA Blog Can Help You Grow Your Business

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The DONA Doula Chronicles blog has been published for over three years and this post is #151.  That’s a lot of useful information that has been put out on the “interwebs” by DONA International over time.  This blog serves many purposes that are useful to birth […]