Births Attended: 500+

At a Hospital

Natural Birth at a Hospital
Planned C-Section at a Hospital
VBAC at a Hospital

At a Birth Center

Natural Birth at Birth Center
Birth Center to C-Section Transfers
Water Birth at Birth Center

At Home

Natural Birth at Home
Water Birth at Home
Home Birth to Hospital Transfer

Some Company Facts

Established in

2011

Assignments Graded

3800+

Doulas Certified

94

Countries Represented by Alumni

6


Personally Speaking,

Our own experiences with childbirth also stretch across the spectrum of birth options.

Babies Personally Birthed

17

Total Pregnancies

(Including Miscarriages)

21

Sleepless Nights Attending to Babies

Unknown

Location of Births


Home
4

Birth Center
4

Hospital
9

Types of Birth


Natural
12

Medicated
4

C-Section
2

Water Birth
1

On the Bathroom Floor
After a Hot Shower
1

Hours Spent Viewing “Call the Midwife”

120+


Media


We’ve been featured in the
Washington Post
about C-sections with doulas

We’ve collaborated with the
World Health Organization
on breastfeeding basics

Media Inquiries?
Contact Us


Vision

New Beginnings is committed to developing and nurturing quality doulas. This includes a commitment to the client, the community, and the birth team. Education, along with compassion, is the foundation for the New Beginnings program. We encourage our students and doulas to share educational experiences with peers and clients.

New Beginnings students and certified doulas combine both the heart and the science of being a doula into their work!

Read Our Vision of Childbirth Support


History

Question: What do you get when you cross a nurse who is passionate about evidence-based childbirth support and web developer with a serial history of entrepreneurship?

Answer: Online Doula Certification.

One fateful evening, Rachel asked Brent if he could build her a quick website to house a side project she was working on. Two hours on a quick website and www.trainingdoulas.com was born. The curriculum, however, was a combination of years of formal education combined with real world experience.


Team

Rachel Leavitt, RN, BSN, CD
Co-Owner & Lead Trainer
Brent Leavitt
Co-Owner & Business Manager
Shannon Tuke, RN, CD
Trainer
Cherylyn Douglas, CBE
Trainer
Cali Jefford, CD
Administrative Assistant