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When Doulas Become Cogs in the Wheel of Medicalized Birth

February 18, 2024

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After an update, I talk about the feelings I have around “doulas” and what our passion is when creating new doulas in the world. The way I see it, there is still the vanilla/mainstream doula stuff going on and then also the opposite extreme of doulas being trained to attend births outright on their own in a completely different role. We of course love the middle, sacred road of transparency and following one’s soul. Along those lines, our doula program got an update and refresh, and you can check out the page and new program name, Sacred Sisterhood Doula Training, here.

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