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Happy Pride!

Happy Pride from DC Birth Doulas!  To me, Pride is about visibility and respect.  It's about acknowledging that every person, family, and birth are of worth. As a queer identifying woman who is a doula and childbirth educator, Pride is also a time to reflect on how we support our birthing families. In particular, the…
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Welcome new doulas to our DC Birth Doulas team!

Tara Olson Photography Welcome to our three new doulas: Emily, Marcela, and Rebecca. Emily Workman Emily Workman is an experienced birth worker, a DONA certified doula and Lamaze childbirth educator. Emily has a background in Psychology with a Masters in Social Policy, and enjoys blending the two as she advocates for birthing families during births…
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Leaving A Legacy at GW

At the beginning of 2019, the Division of Midwifery at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GWMFA) announced a leadership transition. The founder of midwifery at GWMFA, Whitey Pinger passed the baton to Tina Johnson after nine years of visionary leadership. I have had the privilege of working with Whitney for six years, and would…
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Tips for visiting a home with a new baby

Author: Casey Runck, DCBD Senior Doula This week I took time off, flew to Chicago and visited friends who welcomed their second baby less than three weeks ago. Here are my tips for what a family really needs from friends after birth: ALWAYS wash your hands.  Germs and flu season are a lot for a…
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