Childbirth Choices: Epidural

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  Guest blog from Christina Bartholomew who blogs at http://handsfullmom.blogspot.com/.  [This is the beginning of a serious highlighting why women make the choices they do during birth.  In this post Christina, a good friend of mine, discusses one of our … Read More

Help to Balance Doula Work and Family

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Being able to organize your thoughts, ideas, and environment is key to providing excellent care as a doula. Our main course in our doula training is arranged around this concept of organization and assessment for this reason. Sometimes, though, it … Read More

What Is a Doula?

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The thought of labor and birth can be a very scary thought for many women.  Images of hospitals, fear, being alone, and pain can fill our thoughts and create a lot of anxiety for those who are new to birth … Read More

1000 People Like New Beginnings Doula Training on Facebook

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  This past week the number of people (mostly women) who like our Facebook page climbed to 1000. It’s a small number in comparison to other organizations, but we feel that this a milestone worth making note of, especially given … Read More

How to find doula clients

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Some women seem to be surrounded by pregnant mothers on every side. For others though, the challenge of knowing someone who is pregnant is one of the biggest obstacles to becoming a doula. Our students can be found throughout the … Read More

Doulas as a Part of Birth Team

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The morning when my client’s water broke, her midwife called me to let me know some basic information, including when she had gotten there and what the plan was.  We discussed the emotional and labor support needs. Then I came … Read More

Train Together and Save $50

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Did you know that when you train together in groups of 2 or more students, you can save $50 USD per student at registration? Training in groups together can also bring added benefits of support and encouragement as you work … Read More

Doulas, HIPAA, and Client Confidentiality

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Client Confidentiality and New Beginnings Confidentiality is a part of the standards of a New Beginnings Doula.  It is expected that client’s information be kept private and out of the public realm, unless permission has been given to share.  It is … Read More

What Makes New Beginning Doula Training Unique?

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We released last week a new informational video about the heart or core of our doula training program: the Main Course. As we’ve discussed and developed the purpose of the Main Course at New Beginnings Doula Training, we’ve come to … Read More

Building a Doula Business

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Brent and I have been on a journey of a sorts to rebuild our doula training business. In that process, we came across a book entitled “The E-Myth Revisited.” It has changed how we looked at building a business in … Read More

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