“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.

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Life-changing career move, without breaking the bank!


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 or $50 USD for 12 months on a recurring payment schedule or with invoices to pay on your own schedule each month.


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Doula Blog Updates

What Is a Doula?
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The thought of labor and birth can be scary for many women.  Images of hospitals, fear, being alone, and pain can fill the mind and create a great deal of anxiety for those who are new to birth or who … Read More

Labor Support and Doula Education
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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

Misconceptions about Doulas
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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