Doula

Brood-Approved Doula Training and Certification Programs

Brood-Approved Doula Training and Certification Programs

Are you passionate about supporting new and expecting parents through the transformative journey of parenthood? Are you looking to enhance your skills and knowledge as a doula? Brood is built upon the understanding and value that doulas play in providing compassionate care during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and early parenthood.

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Making Birth Doula Care Accessible: The Green Bottle Sliding Scale Method

Making Birth Doula Care Accessible: The Green Bottle Sliding Scale Method

At Brood, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality doula care, no matter their family finances or care budget. That’s why we offer a sliding scale for all our birth doula services! In this blog post, we’ll talk a bit more about why we’ve chosen this approach, its origins and how it benefits our families, our care team and our community.

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Everything you need to know about birth & postpartum doulas

Everything you need to know about birth & postpartum doulas

The word doula conjures up many different images for those who have heard of them before. Maybe a hippie with long gray hair, trails of patchouli wafting behind her as she heads down the bumpy dirt road to support a neighbor’s home birth. Well, that is true in some cases! But in this modern day and age, doulas come in all shapes and sizes, with a wide range of expertise, specialties and evidence-based training.

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Navigating C-section Recovery with Ease

Navigating C-section Recovery with Ease

Whether your cesarean was planned, unplanned or an emergency, the basics of caring for your tummy and scar after the surgery remain the same. Oftentimes these basics are covered by your primary care provider but with the arrival of your little one, it might be easy to forget.

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Self Massage & C-section Recovery

Self Massage & C-section Recovery

The first step to feeling empowered and connected to ourselves is knowledge. To support you in learning, I have written two blog posts; the first is full of c-section recovery tips, while here, I’ll share the benefits of self-massage after a cesarean. If you want to learn more about c-sections in general, check out A Doula’s Guide to C-sections here.

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How do I get my doula care covered by insurance?

How do I get my doula care covered by insurance?

Most insurance plans, particularly extended health coverage, have provisions for complementary healthcare services or something called a healthcare spending account. While doula care may not be explicitly listed, exploring these avenues can lead to surprising discoveries.

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