• Too tired to cook, but fast food is not healthy…

    By Annie Hill, Senior Advisory Board Member, Madriella Doula Network Bio | Website | Email I have been asked frequently about my Instant Pot® usage over on my personal FaceBook.  Often by other doulas or midwives, but […]

  • Does Doula Training Really Matter? Part 2

    ~Melanie Griffey, Owner of Heritage Birth Works 423-788-6055 info@HeritageBirthWorks.com Chattanooga, TN In the previous article I authored, we talked about how education makes such a huge impact on the way doulas are able to work […]

  • Madriella Toys-For-Tots Campaign 2017

    This year Madriella is partnering with customink.com to host a fundraiser for the Marine Toys-Tor-Tots Foundation.  We are selling limited edition T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies (because hospitals can be cold). This is the […]

  • Does Doula Training Really Matter? Part 1

    ~Melanie Griffey, Owner of Heritage Birth Works 423-788-6055 info@HeritageBirthWorks.com Chattanooga, TN Have you considered becoming a Doula or other birth worker? If you have, you’ve likely seen that there is no governing body to regulate. […]

  • Doula Spotlight – Stacy Higginbotham

    Tell us about you.   “My Name is Stacy Higginbotham from Stacy Higginbotham Birth Doula.   I am a certified Birth Doula I live in a small town in Amish country Ohio and usually travel […]

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    A Safe Way to ‘Detox’ During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    As women become more and more aware of the value of detoxing and natural forms of self-care, the question comes up “What can I do to detox while pregnant and/or breastfeeding?” The body will naturally […]

  • Pets and Birthworkers

    by Toni Hill, CD, PD, AWP, DEM, CLC Madriella Advisory Board Member & Approved Workshop Provider Tupelomidwife.com I will be the first to tell you that everybody’s dog is not my dog.  I share my […]

  • International Doula Month: Youtube.com Contest


  • Credentials, Verification, Credibility, Authenticity…

    Credibility. Recently, on a group over within FaceBook, I participated in a discussion on the subject of “Credibility” within one of the many Doula communities. How do we, as Doulas, measure our credibility, our accountability, […]

  • Doula to Doula Ethics

    I dream of a day when Doulas support each other unconditionally… Where no matter where you are certified through that the elitism is just non-existent. I can’t say how happy I am that Madriella’s culture promotes sisterhood […]