One of the most important things to look for when interviewing and choosing a doula is to find someone that you feel at ease and comfortable with. When talking with a doula for the first time go with your gut feeling – either she’s the one, or you need to keep looking.
This process, however, can be very time consuming. That’s why the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op created the Desserts and Doulas events so you can get to know the Co-Op doulas in one evening.
Our next event will be:
Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
at New Leaf at Bannerman Crossing
Supporting Survivors: Birth Professional Training by Refuge House of Tallahassee
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
The Tallahassee Doula Co-Op will be hosting a training for birth professionals to be taught by Refuge House of Tallahassee. This training will cover the topic of working with survivors of trauma during the childbearing year, including pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Please contact us at TallyDoula@gmail.com with questions.
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
10 am – 2 pm at Tom Brown Park’s Lake Leon
The Tallahassee Doula Co-Op is a proud sponsor of Tallahassee’s 2016 Climb Out of the Darkness, an annual fundraiser and awareness event benefiting Postpartum Progress Inc., a non-profit focused on reaching moms, reducing stigma, and increasing awareness medically and publicly about maternal mental health. We will walk or “climb” the weekend prior to the day of the year with the most light as a symbol of the light shown on postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, and others.
The event is a healing way for mothers to reclaim their lives or celebrate having come out of the darkness in the past. Friends and family are invited to join in and support them by walking together and by raising funds. The financial aid we gather helps Postpartum Progress work to reach more mothers and health care providers with vital tools for bridging the gap in maternal mental health services. Healthy mothers lead to healthy kids and this event is fully kid-friendly!
Why Not Home? Tallahassee Screening
Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:30pm at the Leroy Collins Library
The Tallahassee Doula Co-Op is proud to bring Why Not Home? to Tallahassee. Why Not Home? exposes a secret from within the medical community. A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend birth in the hospital are choosing to have their own children at home. Through the compelling stories of women who choose to go outside the hospitals where they practice to give birth, viewers experience the beauty and challenges facing families both at home and in the hospital in a way that hasn’t been seen before. This event is open to the public. Visit Facebook for more info.
The Tallahassee Doula Co-Op would like to thank this event’s sponsors: