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Huffington Post Interview Body Changes During Pregnancy: Boobs, Feet and Everything Else

Posted by Christa Buckland on March 24, 2016 at 4:55 AM Comments comments ()

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the Huffington Post.  The topic was the changes women may experience during pregnancy.  I had a blast chatting with the journalist Emily Blatchford and she wrote a wonderful article!  It's great exposure for our association and great exposure for doulas in general.  Hopefully women who read the article will wonder what a doula is (if they don't know already) and start thinking about why there's a whole asso...

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**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT** 1 September 2014

Posted by Christa Buckland on September 28, 2014 at 2:25 AM Comments comments ()

1 September 2014

Hi everyone!! Well, after nearly three years of being an informal association, Nimity and I decided to take the plunge and formally register our group. We have registered as an ‘incorporated association’, so we are now called “Doula Network Australia Incorporated”!! :)

We are so very excited about this development and hope you are too! Although nothing drastic will change, we will be more organised, focus more on arran...

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Guidelines for Confidentiality and Facebook

Posted by Christa Buckland on June 19, 2014 at 5:20 AM Comments comments ()


Doula Network Australia is a national peer-support network. We have over 400 members in our Facebook group and are growing daily. We present these guidelines to members as recommendations on how to effectively and appropriately communicate on social media. Our role is not to ‘police’ conduct of individual doulas but we ask that each member please thoughtfully consider these recommendations and act accordingly.

It is importan...

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Informed Birth Planning - Why you NEED a good birth plan guide!

Posted by Christa Buckland on August 1, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments ()

by Catherine Bell, 

Have you ever wondered why so many birth plans are thrown out the window during labour?

If a birth plan is something like “I would like a natural birth, unless intervention is deemed necessary ", then you would be right in wondering why you would bother. This vague and uncommitted ‘plan’ misses the point and purpose of a birt...

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Birth Journeys - positive birth stories to encourage and inspire

Posted by Christa Buckland on June 10, 2012 at 7:25 AM Comments comments ()

Birth Journeys is a new Australian book containing a collection of 29 encouraging and inspiring birth stories by real Australian women (and men). It includes a wide range of birth experiences and choices: hospital, birth centre, homebirth, unassisted birth, water birth, IVF, caesarean, VBAC and twins. The message of Birth Journeys is that howe...

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50 members! Now for "Stage 2"...

Posted by Christa Buckland on November 11, 2011 at 6:45 AM Comments comments ()

Wow, over 50 members have joined us since we launched the site 4 weeks ago - thanks everyone!! :D


We feel that we are now ready to approach doula training organisations and ask them to support our website by telling their trainees about us. The more members we have the more we can learn from each other and the more able we are to have a unified voice in the birthing community. Our hope is also that by working together with the training organisations we can encourage more wo...

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Update - 2 weeks old!

Posted by Christa Buckland on October 30, 2011 at 4:15 PM Comments comments ()

Our website is now two weeks old and WOW we already have 25 members!  Thank you so much to everyone for your support!  We can't wait to see how the next two weeks go. :)

Our site is for experienced doulas, new doulas, doulas-in-training and doulas at heart! 

If you know ANYONE that is a doula or thinking of becoming a doula one day please invite them to join our site.  We hope that this site not only helps current doulas to con...

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New Website!

Posted by Christa Buckland on October 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM Comments comments ()

Today we launched our new website for doulas in Australia to network.  We are so excited!!  We are really looking forward to welcoming new members soon and are busy emailing invitations.

Here is a run-down of the pages and features of the website:

This lists members in their geographical group. New members can contact anyone within the group (no team leader, unless specified). We are starting with the capital cities and the...

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