A doula provides non-medical, holistic care to the childbearing family. Prenatally, she provides information to help a family plan what they would like for their birth. During birth, she provides continuous labor support and helps the laboring … Read More
New Beginnings is an exclusively online doula training and certification program that incorporates evidence-based research into the core of your education.
Learn how to get involved in the birth community where you live by joining with midwives, doctors, nurses, and researchers who share the same vision of nurturing and care.
“For the last ten months, I have dedicated my life to my daughter’s future and my education. I’ve stayed up until 3am doing homework, even though she wakes up at 8, I’ve suffered massive amounts of sleep deprivation, I’ve networked, I’ve faced battles in silence behind closed doors. With two years to complete the course, I worked my little tushy off to get it done in less than a year.
“When everything had been working against me, like a salmon I kept moving and jumping over these crashing currents. Today, I wake up a new woman. A woman with a career, a title to last a lifetime. I was so tired yesterday that I couldn’t react to my success in any form except by crying. Today, I can throw my hands in the air and say ‘I did it!’
“Today, I wake up and can say I am a Certified Doula.”
– Sunni P., Ontario, Canada
Doula Foundations Course
At the heart of New Beginnings Doula Training is the Doula Foundations course. We guide women to learn how to assess a woman’s needs while also teaching that needs can be understood by separating them into four categories: physical, social, esteem, and safety.
Where medical providers do well at attending to a woman’s physical needs, our doulas-in-training learn how to attend to the other three critical areas of need during childbirth.
Affordable Payment Options
Make a major life-changing career move, without breaking the bank!
Our birth doula certification program is available in 3 convenient payment options: $400 USD up front, $34 USD for 12 months on a recurring payment schedule, or $36 USD for 12 months with invoices to pay on your own schedule each month.
Doula Blog Updates
Education, along with compassion, is the foundation for the New Beginnings program. We are dedicated to providing high quality labor support and doula education for our students, as well as for women, doulas, and other birthworkers. We provide three levels … Read More
Misconception about doulas #1: Women laboring with an epidural do not need a doula. Reality: Doulas can give help through labor, birth and postpartum. This includes providing information, emotional care, and physical comfort. Even though they experience less pain, fear … Read More