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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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Taking a Newborn Care Class

Posted on: December 5, 2022 | Babies, classes, Community, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Las Vegas, Motherhood, Parenting, Safety, sleep, VFD Team

Babies are terrifying, right? They cry, they poop, they sleep, they don’t sleep at all, they projectile liquids from bodily orifices. And yet…they are the most remarkable beings! Navigating life with a newborn doesn’t have to be a deer in the headlights situation. In fact, it’s almost a travesty to not utilize the resources and support that are available to new parents in the realm of parenting. No one has . . .

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Infant Massage

Posted on: September 5, 2022 | Babies, Body, Children, classes, Community, education, Fatherhood, Health, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships, VFD Team

The beautiful and wonderful power of touch. From a nudge to a snuggle, a high-five to a hug, a hand-hold to a pat-on-the-back, a touch goes a long way. This is also to be said about infants and their response and interpretation to touch. Infant massage is one of those great ways to show an infant just how important they are.  What is Infant Massage Infant massage is the art . . .

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