• Self-Care Practices to Help You Through Breastfeeding

    Guest article provided by: Leslie Campos The time you spend breastfeeding your baby will be some of the most precious of your life. The closeness you feel and the connection between the two of you […]

  • Understanding the Double Hip Squeeze

    The staff artist at the Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute has lent her talents to Madriella to give us a detailed look at how and why this proven hands-on comfort technique works. You can see […]

  • Birth As You Please by Amancaya Xristina book cover

    Birth As You Please by Amancaya Xristina

    Madriella students are required to select one elective reading book that deals with birth from a cultural perspective that is different from the reader. Many of our students struggle with finding a book to meet […]

  • pregnant woman tired from poor sleep

    When your client can’t sleep

    We all know that pregnancy can be exhausting, so why is it so many pregnant women have trouble sleeping? Well, there are several reasons why they can’t get that much-coveted full night of sleep, and […]

  • Pascale, a Madriella Doula volunteering in Haiti

    Meet Pascale, a Madriella student that is determined to make a difference.

    My name is Pascale. I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Haiti. My family and I migrated to the US as political refugees when I was 12 years old. From then on, […]

  • Decorative picture of a 3-Year Madriella Member Badge

    How to renew your membership

    In order to renew your membership with the Madriella Doula Network, you will want to log in to the website. You will be able to see your membership expiration date toward the bottom of the […]

  • An illustration of how the the Madriella Professional ID badge works

    The Madriella Doula Network Professional ID Badge is now available!

    The Madriella Doula Network is pleased to present the official Madriella ID Badge.  This high-quality photo identification badge is protected by a security hologram and has a QR code that can be scanned by any […]

  • Leading A Horse To Fish

    By Beverly Young-Reed, Advisory Board Member, Madriella Doula Network Over the years wise people have shared their life saying with us like “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day but […]

  • Self Care includes Car Care

    In the recent past Facebook has been reminding me of how far I’ve come, distances I’ve traveled and miles I’ve put on in the pursuit of serving other women. I have been reminded with pictures […]

  • That Doula…

    By Beverly Young-Reed, Advisory Board Member, Madriella Doula Network When I started as a doula over 25 years ago hardly anyone knew what a doula was or did.   I don’t know how many times I […]