How Much Does It Cost to Get Certified as a Doula?

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The cost for the Birth Doula training program is $200 USD, plus the costs of books (approximately $45 USD). This cost is approximately one-half of what other traditional-based doula training program charge for their certification. The expenses associated with your … Read More

Expired Registration? How to Reactivate Your Account

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With the updates to the our online student coursework, a renewed interest in our online doula training program has caused former students to come back and give the training a second chance. If you have registered within the last three … Read More

New Online Doula Training Websites Are Live

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New Beginnings Doula Training went live with two new websites earlier this month. Our public-facing website ( got a new facelift and some new features including alumni testimonials and a revamped FAQ section. Our online training website got a major … Read More

Help Wanted in Web Marketing and Product Development

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Immediate Need: Marketing Assistant New Beginnings Childbirth Services is on the lookout for assistance in the areas of web marketing and product development. Someone with skills in web design, email marketing, and other related editorial tasks would be a good … Read More

Lavender (Lavendula) Essential Oil for Pregnancy and Childbirth

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I am currently developing an essential oils course for doulas.  As a part of the course, the student will be learning around 40 different oils.  One of my favorites to use, particularly during pregancy and birth, is lavender oil.  Below … Read More

Birth Doula Training Starter Kit

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New Beginning Doula Training now offer access to our course training materials without registering for our training program. Up until recently, the manuals that we had prepared as a part of our exclusively online training program had only been available … Read More

New Doula Training Starter Kit Coming Soon; Early Finish Option Discontinued

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In an effort to improve student retention for our online doula training, we are making some minor policy changes that will hopefully open up more opportunities for growing the program, while making our training materials generally more accessible. Doula Training … Read More

A Hands-On Doula with a Distinct Perspective

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Annie is a student who began her training earlier this year. She brings to our program a perspective on childbirth that is perhaps a little more hands on than most. Here’s how she introduced herself to us:

Doula Brochures from Students

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Early on in our birth doula training program, we ask students to complete an assignment that asks them create a handout explaining the role of a doula. This in turn allows our students to have piece of marketing material to … Read More

Hypnobirthing: Fight or Flight and the Perception of Pain

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Student Response by Cara Koehler (Editor Note: This was first submitted as an assignment in our program. This student’s response is reprinted here with her permission.) There are many different types of birthing classes & theories designed to explain labor … Read More

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