Miami Doula Meetup: World Doula Week Virtual Gathering
In honor of World Doula Week, I'm hosting an online gathering for Miami/Broward Doulas!
The goal of this meetup is to bring together fellow Doulas in South Florida to celebrate our profession as birth workers and get to know each other better. With everything that's been going on this is a perfect time for all of us to network, share resources and discuss how we are dealing with the COVID19 crisis. We all need to support each other in this time!
The meetup will be held on Zoom, please check your inbox after you register for the link.
This online event is FREE and specifically for practicing Doulas only! I look forward to seeing you there sis :-)
More about World Doula Week:
The purpose of World Doula Week ("WDW") is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period. The World Doula Week events will take place all over the world during the same week, stating the benefits of the presence of doulas in birth and in the postpartum period:
* Reduces the incidence of c-sections
* May shorten the length of labor
* Reduces epidural and analgesic requests
* Increases breastfeeding initiation and continuation
* Increases mother’s satisfaction of birth experience
* Can reduce the incidence of postpartum mood disorders
* Increases new parents’ confidence in the care of their newborn
World Doula Week started in Israel as World Doula Day in 2010 by Ruti Karni Horowitz who had no idea about International Doula Month. The event was a huge success, so Ruti had suggested that it become a world-wide event to celebrate doulas globally. Initally, World Doula Day (March 22) was chosen because it is the spring equinox, which represents the return of fertility in countless cultures. When the committee was formed, we all decided to expand World Doula Day (March 22) into a World Doula Week (March 22-28) so that multiple events could be planned to help spread the word about doulas. It was also important to the committee members that World Doula Week would be inclusive of ALL doulas and ALL doula organizations.
By planning events world-wide during World Doula Week, we believe we can make positive change for birthing and new families by educating the public.