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Dr. Michael Klein Remembers Marshall Klaus, DONA International Founder

Dr. Michael Klein Remembers Marshall Klaus, DONA International Founder

By Michael Klein, MD Dr. Marshall Klaus passed away on August 15, 2017, at the age of 90. Dr. Klaus was one of DONA International’s founders and a leader in maternal-infant bonding. We have covered Dr. Klaus’ death previously on the blog. This past weekend, there was a memorial for Dr. Klaus in his hometown […]

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 […]

DONA International Advocates for Families in Washington D.C.

DONA International Advocates for Families in Washington D.C.

Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE I am writing to you from Washington D.C., where I have just wrapped up attending the DONA International Annual Trainers Retreat. This gathering was a chance for birth and postpartum trainers to meet, share and discuss workshop activities, learn, network and receive training updates from our Director […]

Congratulations to DONA’s Newest Advanced Certified Doulas

Congratulations to DONA’s Newest Advanced Certified Doulas

Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE DONA International is the oldest and the largest international doula organization in the world. Founded by five visionary leaders who saw a need and filled it, DONA has grown into an amazing organization and has been hard at work certifying birth and postpartum doulas for 25 years. […]

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 […]

Don’t Miss a DONA Doula Chronicles Post – How to Subscribe Via Email or RSS

Don’t Miss a DONA Doula Chronicles Post – How to Subscribe Via Email or RSS

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Did you know that the “DONA Doula Chronicles” comes out every week, typically on a Wednesday? That means there are 52 valuable and interesting posts on a variety of topics that are published with your interests and business in mind every year. Do you find it […]

Are You a Helicopter Doula?

Are You a Helicopter Doula?

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Communicating with clients Communication between doulas and their clients is fascinating. As doulas are often independent business owners, each doula (birth and/or postpartum) can and does choose their own system of how and when they are in touch with their clients during the pregnancy, the early […]

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 […]

Marshall Klaus Made the World Better for Mothers, Babies, and Families

Marshall Klaus Made the World Better for Mothers, Babies, and Families

By Penny Simkin, PT Marshall Klaus, MD, friend, and advocate for babies, mothers, parents, and doulas, died recently at his home in Palo Alto. We send our sympathy and love to his family, especially dear Phyllis, his wife and partner in their seminal work. Marshall Klaus had a profound influence on me by helping me […]