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Joining An Agency

Posted on: January 30, 2023 | Birth Work, Business, Community, Doulas, Information, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Doulas, VFD Team, Work

Working as a successful doula takes consistency, perseverance, and business planning. Being your own boss and running a business takes heart, and isn’t for the weak of heart. Running a thriving agency takes navigating availibilies, juggling client loads for the various services, and maintaining traction for the business when the ebbs and flows of the work load fluctuates constantly. No matter the way in which one decides to take on . . .

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Working As A Doula

Posted on: January 16, 2023 | Birth Work, Community, Doulas, Famillies, Information, VFD Team, Work

Doula work is rewarding work, and it’s just that…work! There are many reasons one steps into the supportive role of a doula. Yet, It’s not often discussed what this work truly looks like in the sense of sacrifice, boundaries, balance, longevity, and sustainability. The ins and outs of doula work can be overwhelming. Jumping in blindly can lead a newer doula to leave the work as quickly as they came . . .

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Taking a Doula Training

Posted on: January 2, 2023 | Birth Work, Community, Doulas, education, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Postpartum Doulas, VFD Team, Work

What’s in being a doula, anyway? It’s a labor of love…truly it is! The on-call schedule life, the excitement and anxiousness as the call of “I think it’s baby time!” comes through. The first encounter with a new parent as you walk into their threshold of vulnerability and encompass them with the unbiased support that they seek. Turning the passion of doula work into a paycheck that breeds sustainability. This . . .

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Why I Almost Quit Doula Work

Posted on: September 9, 2021 | Birth Work, Doulas, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Postpartum Doulas, VFD Team

“How can you quit something that you haven’t even begun?!” That’s what ran through my head as I exited my first doula training. This is how I almost quit doula work. It was my labor doula training with a well-known organization. Three-8 hour days and $400 later, I was a trained labor doula. But what was next? With my 6 month old strapped in his Moby to my chest, I . . .

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Labor Doula Support

Posted on: July 26, 2021 | birth, Birth Work, Body, Doulas, education, Friendship, Information, Labor, Labor Doulas, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationships, VFD Team

“Okay, so…who did you hire as your labor doula?”  Brittney asked. “Oh yeah!” J’nae looked up from her plate. “My doula was AH-MAZING when I was having the twins. She knew just what to do to keep me sane and supported me even through my cesarean.” J’nae chimed in.  “My WHAT?!” Claudia questioned.”What’s a Do-la?“ The trio of friends sat enjoying brunch on the sunny afternoon.  It had been weeks . . .

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