The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.

U of M researchers: Medicaid coverage of doula care could ultimately save taxpayers money, and reduce cesarean rates by 40%!

U of M researchers: Medicaid coverage of doula care could ultimately save taxpayers money, and reduce cesarean rates by 40%!

How Not To Be "THAT DOULA" In A Nurses’ Mind  Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D. is a doula trainer, researcher, sexuality educator, and infant mental health expert in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

How Not To Be "THAT DOULA" In A Nurses’ Mind Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D. is a doula trainer, researcher, sexuality educator, and infant mental health expert in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

By Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Birth Doula Today on Science & Sensibility, blogger and researcher Christina Gebel submits an Op-Ed piece in response to a recent Slate article written by Elissa …

By Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Birth Doula Today on Science & Sensibility, blogger and researcher Christina Gebel submits an Op-Ed piece in response to a recent Slate article written by Elissa …

1. Research supports it (read about it!). 2. Doulas don’t have a shift change… they won’t leave in the middle of your birth! 3. Your Doula works for you – not the hospital or care provider. 4. Labor is less painful and often moves faster when you have a Doula. 5. Your Doula has a …

1. Research supports it (read about it!). 2. Doulas don’t have a shift change… they won’t leave in the middle of your birth! 3. Your Doula works for you – not the hospital or care provider. 4. Labor is less painful and often moves faster when you have a Doula. 5. Your Doula has a …

Birth Plan  This is a continuation from the Holistic Mama Guide Part 1, Pregnancy and  Prep.  Many women wait until the third trimester to create a birth plan, but I  recommend researching as much as possible to create your “dream” birth plan  prior to choosing your OB/midwife, hospital, and/or doula to ensure they  are willing to help you achieve your wishes.  Additionally, be aware of for-profit hospitals that are likely to refuse or  make it difficult to work with your midwife and/or…

Birth Plan This is a continuation from the Holistic Mama Guide Part 1, Pregnancy and Prep. Many women wait until the third trimester to create a birth plan, but I recommend researching as much as possible to create your “dream” birth plan prior to choosing your OB/midwife, hospital, and/or doula to ensure they are willing to help you achieve your wishes. Additionally, be aware of for-profit hospitals that are likely to refuse or make it difficult to work with your midwife and/or…

The Benefits of a Doula | Birth Boot Camp®️ Natural Childbirth Education Classes - Online and Instructor-led

The Benefits of a Doula | Birth Boot Camp®️ Natural Childbirth Education Classes - Online and Instructor-led

Proper nutrition when you are breastfeeding is super important, and  something that I have been doing alot of research on to help out my  postpartum doula clients.  Breastfeeding didn't exactly go as planned for me, so I wanted to make sure  that I had a load of knowledge in my doula toolkit...

Proper nutrition when you are breastfeeding is super important, and something that I have been doing alot of research on to help out my postpartum doula clients. Breastfeeding didn't exactly go as planned for me, so I wanted to make sure that I had a load of knowledge in my doula toolkit...

FacebookTwitter9Google+16Pinterest2.6k Sometimes called a labor assistant, a doula is person who assists a woman in labor.  In recent years, doulas have become more popular and widespread.  Research and personal experience show that a doula can be an integral part of a woman's birth team, not only during labor but before and after.  What is a...  Read more »

FacebookTwitter9Google+16Pinterest2.6k Sometimes called a labor assistant, a doula is person who assists a woman in labor. In recent years, doulas have become more popular and widespread. Research and personal experience show that a doula can be an integral part of a woman's birth team, not only during labor but before and after. What is a... Read more »

I Am A Midwife Series. A public education series of short videos to help you learn more about who midwives are and what they do.

I Am A Midwife Series. A public education series of short videos to help you learn more about who midwives are and what they do.

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