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Scholarship Winner: A Mama Adding 'Doula' to her Holistic Skills

Hello all! My name is Amber Dawn Tapley and I am the very proud Momma to one very wonderfully exuberant and enthusiastic little guy, Elijah River.  I have been blessed with his presence and I feel the wonder and weight of that every day. I have always been interested in holistic healing methods and am…

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Adventures of a NEW Doula

Adventures of a NEW Doula

You never forget moments in life that are “trajectory changers”. They are crucial and specific. They happen when you think life is just trucking along at a normal pace, when suddenly you’re thrown in a total opposite direction, almost as if you’re in a car crash, and spun around several times at an alarmingly fast…

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Scholarship Winner: Giving back to the mom that gives so much!

Meet Samantha: A wonderful mom to her 3 babies and the many children she fosters. I am so excited to say that I have been awarded a doula scholarship!! It is such a surreal thing for me. My name is Samantha. I identify myself as a wife, mother, and student. My husband is a Loss Prevention manager at a…

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It is Doula School Scholarship time!

We are now accepting doula scholarship applications for our Spring 2016 certification! We know that not everyone can afford the education necessary for their dream career. Globally, women, especially women with children in their care, miss out on educational opportunities which could lead to more earning potential. This is something that we are working to…

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Leaving my job to become a doula

Luck is when hard work meets opportunity! Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am. I am a fitness instructor, turned visual effects artist (oops), turned fitness instructor again, turned doula, turned pre and postnatal fitness instructor. I get to work everyday with some of the best women I have ever met, I get to witness their…

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How the heck did I end up in a doula training?!

The broken path that led me to my doula training. When I trace my steps back to how I got here, my path was so unpredictable and tumultuous, it could almost be a movie. Starting at the beginning… After a cervical cancer scare in 2005, I was faced with the fact that treatment may leave me…

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The doula business struggles (there is a happy ending)…

  My launch into the doula business world was less than stellar, I have to admit. It was clumsy, riddled with mistakes, and lonely. Why? I’ve got two reasons: Lack of training Lack of support And I minored in business, I could only imagine how other doulas felt! Don’t worry though, this story has a happy…

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