common doula website design mistakes

Common Doula Website Design Mistakes

April 5, 2017

Why isn’t my site working for me? This is one of the questions I got asked in my 2017 website questions survey, and while she was directing the question to her specific site my answer is to all of you. By identifying common doula website design mistakes, hopefully you can…

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doula website feedback

Getting Feedback on Your Website

April 3, 2017

  Why isn’t my site working for me? This is one of the questions I got asked in my 2017 questions survey, and while she was directing the question to her specific site my answer is to all of you! You’ll find my actual answer regarding common doula website design…

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Social Media for Doulas: Instagram and Facebook

February 20, 2017

A doula recently asked me >> “Do I HAVE to do both Instagram AND Facebook?” First, you actually don’t HAVE to do either social media platform. There are other pathways to marketing your business such as search engine optimization and personal referrals. If you’re truly going to be miserable on…

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Russian Spam and Your Doula Website Analytics

Russia and Your Website SEO

February 14, 2017

I got the following question about Russia and her website analytics from a childbirth educator and doula in Texas who is considering joining the SEO Birth Plan eCourse. I thought I’d go ahead and share my answer with all of you! If you are not in the least bit interested…

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website speed and SEO

Fast Websites Have Better SEO

February 9, 2017

I’m not sure “Fast Websites Have Better SEO” would make much of a tshirt slogan, but the benefits of site speed are worth paying attention to. Did you know that 40% of people abandon a website page if it doesn’t load in less than 3 seconds? THREE SECONDS y’all. I…

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Why Your Doula Website Isn’t Showing Up in Search

January 13, 2017

I got this question from a doula on the Heart|Soul|Business page where I am a moderator, and thought I’d turn my response into a blog post because it touches on some important points to remember when evaluating how your site is performing in search. (Also, a great example of how…

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The Website Doula in Costa Rica

You asked – I’m answering

January 10, 2017
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avoiding doula burnout

Avoiding Doula Burnout: The Tale of a Doula Sabbatical

January 5, 2017

I know a lovely, skilled, dynamic, and incredibly inspired doula & childbirth educator who has been at risk for doula burnout. Let’s call her Betsy. She does absolutely incredible things in her community, creating innovative offerings that have established her as a respected expert. She’s one of those people that…

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Ask the Doula – What Do You Want to Know in 2017?

December 29, 2016
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Doula Blog Strategies

Blog Strategies for Doulas: Six Tips to Keep it Simple

December 26, 2016

Want to blog but worry about the time commitment? Have trouble imagining how on earth you’ll manage to write regular posts? Blogging doesn’t have to be nearly as complicated as many birth workers imagine. I find myself sharing these same nuggets of advice over and over again with clients, so…

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Poetry Lucille Clifton Song of Mary

Mary’s Birth Story: The Poems of Lucille Clifton

December 23, 2016

As a devoted birth professional, I’ve always felt a fascination with Mary’s side of the story as we approach Christmas. As a young woman I discovered a series of five Mary poems by powerful poet Lucille Clifton. From Mary’s childhood with a future already written, to her experience of conception,…

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Introducing … The Birth Bag by Doula Kristin Smith

December 8, 2016

I’m pleased to introduce you to Kristin Smith, creator of The Birth Bag, a new pre-packed labor support bag for families planning a hospital birth without the support of a doula. Kristin is a longtime birth and postpartum doula, and this is her first venture into offering a product on…

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