PALS Doulas Statement on the Validity and Purpose of Certification PALS Doulas believes that every doula should have unhindered access to the clients who choose to work with them and…

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You may have noticed that many of the images used on the PALS Doulas website reflect Black, Brown, and people/families of Color. This does not mirror the diversity of the…

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Effective 12.14.20 the University of Washington Valley Hospital will be splitting from the policy revision adopted by the other two campuses last month and limiting support to one person only. Please add your signature to the petition below and reach out to the hospital today.

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Update: 12/2/20 Overlake will allow 1 labor support person/doula with proof of certification. Overlake Medical Center and ClinicsATTN: Patient RelationsATTN: Sandy Salmon – Director of Women’s and Infants’ ServicesATTN: J.…

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Sign the petition! In an updated policy issued, Tuesday, 11.17.2020 the University of Washington Hospital system announced that birthing families will now be limited to one support person. This change…

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I recently tried to put some words together to offer help to someone who thought they were being an ally, but when they messed up, it really made things even worse. I’ve edited a bit to take out specifics from that situation and am sharing here what I wish someone would have told me when I very first started to become aware of my privilege and had a desire to be an ally.

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“Most people are deeply scripted in what I call the Scarcity Mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though there were only one pie out there. And if someone were to get a big piece of the pie, it would mean less for everybody else.

“The Scarcity Mentality is the zero-sum paradigm of life. People with a Scarcity Mentality have a very difficult time sharing recognition and credit, power or profit—even with those who help in the production. They also have a hard time being genuinely happy for the success of other people.” Jessica English, AdvCD/BDT(DONA)

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