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    Self Care – Revisited

    As birth professionals we often don’t take the time we need to for ourselves usually. We’re taking care of our clients, of our own families, but rarely do we indulge in that one thing that […]

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    When Your Doula Care Client Trusts Her OBGYN More

    According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Center for Health Statistics (part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) – in December 2008 – they released new […]

  • Transparency in Action

    Goodness 2016 is flying by already, and I am eyeing February rather suspiciously. So what’s up and on deck here? Well as many can suss up here, credibility and transparency have been keys within my […]

  • 5 Self Care Tips for the Birthworker

    To have the greatest impact we must FIRST take care of ourselves. You cannot give what you do not have. Sometimes our passions are also our distractions and can create a deficit that is masked […]

  • Doulas and Chiropractors

    I have been a doula for more than twenty years.  I have used chiropractic care for myself and my family.  I have also referred birth clients to chiropractors to help them with pains, and to prepare for […]

  • Workshop today in Olive Branch, MS.

    Workshop today in Olive Branch, MS. Welcome to the Madriella family ladies!  Experienced Madriella doulas are encouraged to share their experiences with others, because teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. Thank you […]

  • “Upping Your Game”

    Just when you think “Hey, I’m certified as a Doula, I don’t need to do any more” comes the harsh reality… if you are doing this as a profession, someone is going to have more certifications or training […]

  • Birth Worker Credibility

    -by Angela Morris, CD/CPPD, TBF, DEM As birth-workers, our word is our bond.  Sometimes life gets in the way – for example, I just moved and that move was sandwiched between two home-births as a […]

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    Credibility as a Birth-Worker

    As birth-workers, our word is our bond.  Our clients trust us with their most intimate moments in their lifetime, and it’s our job to honor that trust, no matter what the conditions of our support […]

  • Great job Madriella Workshop Provider Toni Hill in Mississippi!

    There’s gonna be a lot of new Doulas in the Madriella family soon!