10 Tips to Navigate Work-Life Harmony During the Holidays: A Guide for Perinatal Professionals as 2023 Comes to an End

As we approach the end of the year, the demands on perinatal health professionals, including doulas, midwives, and lactation consultants, remain as critical as ever.

Balancing the needs of birthing and postpartum individuals with your own well-being and family life can be a challenging task, but achieving a harmonious work-life balance is essential for sustained success and personal fulfillment. Here are 10 tips to help you navigate the delicate balance between your professional and personal life as the year draws to a close:

  1. Define Clear Business Hours: Establishing clear business hours not only helps you manage client expectations but also allows you to set boundaries for your work. Communicate these hours to your clients and stick to them as closely as possible. This helps create a sense of structure and predictability for both you and your clients.

Practical Tip: Turn on your out-of-office messaging on emails, post your office hours on social media,  website, and front...

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NBPP is Bridging the Gap: The Vital Role of Culturally Competent BIPOC Birth Workers in Tackling the Black Maternal Health Crisis


The Black maternal health crisis in the United States has laid bare the urgent need for transformative measures. One crucial aspect that demands attention is the importance of training BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) birth workers. In this blog post, we delve into why National Birth & Postpartum Professionals (NBPP) is fostering cultural competence among BIPOC birth workers. This priority is not just desirable, but absolutely essential in forging connections and mitigating the risks faced by BIPOC families in the throes of the crisis.

The Alarming Disparities

The statistics surrounding the Black maternal health crisis are stark. They reveal a deeply ingrained system of disparities that disproportionately affects BIPOC communities. In particular, Black mothers face higher rates of maternal mortality and near-death experiences during childbirth which points to systemic issues of bias (internalized and external) that demand targeted solutions.

Our 'Why'...

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Choosing the Right Online Birth Worker/Doula Training: What Matters Most


Becoming a doula is a rewarding and impactful career choice, allowing you to support expectant parents during one of the most transformative experiences of their lives. If you're considering a career as a doula/birth worker, finding the right online training program is a critical first step. With the proliferation of online options, it's essential to know what to look for when choosing a program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this vital role. In this blog post, we'll discuss what's important when selecting an online doula/birth worker training program.

  1. Credentials & Competencies

The first factor to consider when choosing an online doula/birth worker training program is credentials and competencies. Credentials in the doula industry refer to the formal qualifications and certifications that a doula holds, demonstrating their competence and expertise in providing childbirth support and care. These credentials are...

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