A Career for Empty Nesters as a Postpartum Doula

By Marcia Thuermer | May 22, 2020

Empty Nesters are younger and more involved with life than ever before. A full or part time career as a postpartum doula fit many of them perfectly.  Empty Nesters are usually moms whose kids are either gone from home or very busy with active lives of their own. As these moms consider their options, many…

Birth and Postpartum Inequities Among Minorities

By Marcia Thuermer | April 23, 2020

Did you know that black women die 3 to 4 times more than white people for a pregnancy related cause?  Black women with a college degree or higher increases the mortality rate to 5 times more than white women of similar education. What can we do about all these inequities? The month of April is…

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Creative ways to work with postpartum doula clients during COVID-19

By Marcia Thuermer | April 6, 2020

Many postpartum doulas have clients that are considering cancelling or already have. They don’t want to but are very concerned for the health of their newborn baby. During this time of need here are a few suggestions that we have come up with from postpartum doula trainers that may be helpful. Consider only working for…

Leave your comfort zone

By Marcia Thuermer | April 2, 2020

Leaving your comfort zone is difficult. Starting a new career takes courage and becoming a postpartum doula falls into this category. We work privately in the home with only the families. It is up to us to nurture, educate, assess and refer appropriately. Many new doulas are a bit fearful and unsure of themselves as…

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Why choose babywearing?

By Marcia Thuermer | March 31, 2020

Babywearing has been around for hundreds of years. It was especially important for nomadic tribes who moved from place to place gathering food. Wraps made of animal skins were used to carry their children long ago and then when weaving cloth came about that was used to carry their young babies and children. The types…