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When Clients Don’t Call

Tara Birth, Doula Support 5 Comments

When a client goes into labor and doesn’t call her doula, what does that mean? Does it mean the doula has somehow failed that family? Does it mean the doula is inadequate? Does it mean something went wrong? Quite the contrary, actually. Birth is about the family. It’s about the mother. It’s about one of the most intense, empowering-yet-vulnerable moments …

Going Paperless: The One App Doulas Need

Tara Doulas 9 Comments

If you’re a birth professional or an agency owner, you know the brain cramps that come with trying to find digital methods of documenting, invoicing, contracting (hah), and communication that fit your business model. For the longest time I just had to make due with trying to combine multiple client management programs and keeping it all in a semi-organized state …

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What Does Private Childbirth Education Look Like?

Tara Pregnancy 4 Comments

Wondering what private childbirth education looks like? With Dayton Birth Prep, it looks like a comfortable conversation between friends. You look forward to it. You know it will be fun, effortless, and worth your while. It is filled with good conversation, deep insight, and laughter, and it ends with a boost of confidence and lasting comfort. Imagine brewing your favorite …

ACOG Recommends Doulas for Continuous Support During Labor

Tara Birth, Care Providers, Doula Support, New Parents, Resources 5 Comments

The benefits of continuous support during labor are numerous, with the most important benefit being “fewer reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of labor”. We iterate to our clients the importance of planning, of discovering and prioritizing their options, and of creating a clear and effective birth plan. But we also make it known that even with all of the …