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    Back in the day….

    So what has changed since I started as a doula over 20 years ago? I can tell you that there are more doulas in the world.  But beyond that, attitudes have changed.  How we look […]

  • What you do matters greatly

    By Annie Hill – Senior Advisory Board Member, Madriella Doula Network I can’t stop thinking about a quote from the journal article ‘Modeling the Cost-Effectiveness of Doula Care Associated with Reductions in Preterm Birth and […]

  • Making Our Professional Membership Accessible

    Yesterday a HUGE issue hit the birthing community, but the positive of it is it’s given a lot of Certifying Bodies an opportunity to say who and what they are, and it’s given the Childbirth […]

  • Our new Childbirth Educator course is online!

    The Madriella Childbirth Educator program prepares our members to teach classes to families expecting babies. This course will help you to prepare women for childbirth and to better comprehend the physical and emotional changes of […]

  • Madriella Postpartum Doulas support new mothers

    Madriella Postpartum Doulas provide help and support to the mother in the first weeks after the birth. This course is intended to be a follow-up to our primary non-medical birth assistant course. This course covers […]

  • Become a Certified Birth Doula

    The Madriella Birth Doula Certification is our primary non-medical birth assistant course. It is designed to teach women how to provide comfort and support measures to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. This course covers […]

  • Our New Release is here!

    We’ve been talking it up for a while and are so excited to announce our new program is released! The 2017 updates to the Madriella Birth and Postpartum Doula program have included items we’ve worked […]

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    Un-Marketing – AKA Soft Networking

    by Annie Hill, Senior Advisory Board Member So it’s no secret – I moved here to Shiloh, IL, (right outside St. Louis) just over 2 months ago to be with my new husband (we married […]

  • A pregnant woman Interviewing a Doula

    Five Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Doula

    By Toni Hill, DEM,CBE, CD, CPD, AWP (Madriella) Congratulations! You’re about to go on the journey of a lifetime. I’m sure everyone has told you that a Doula is a must have at every birth. […]

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    The Waiting is the Hardest Part…

    “The waiting is the hardest part” No – this title isn’t in reference to a Tom Petty song, although I have to say I am in a “period of waiting” myself. My last client in […]