A common question among those interested in working with expectant families is whether they should start as a birth doula or a childbirth educator. There are a few ways to approach this question, and they will basically depend on your goals and the circumstances of your life at this moment. Both childbirth educator and doula trainings will help you learn more about the birth process. Both will get you working with families.  But they are not the same. A birth doula is hired for her presence in labor. As part of her services she may provide some education and information, but for the most part her preparationsRead More →