Case Study: How Doulas Can Adapt for Successful Remote Birth Support
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Louise Johnson was preparing to assist as a doula when the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically shifted hospital requirements for childbirth. New limits were placed that allowed only one (1) support person in the room with the birth mother. This happend just … Read More

Providing Remote Doula Support that Works with Hospital Requirements
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When hospitals limit the number of support persons, doulas can still function in their capacity as professional labor support without being physically present at the time of birth.

A Doula Perspective of the Christmas Story
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We realize that not everyone will be celebrating the Christian world’s most beloved holiday of the year. Yet perhaps we might ask for your indulgence for just a moment. I invite you to consider the great birth story at the … Read More

Updates on New York Doula Law: 22 July 2019
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I am not an authority on anything legal nor am I an expert when comes to government regulations and the political process. I am learning. If you are a doula or any form of birth worker, my recommendation is that … Read More

Video: New York State Law Regarding Certified Doulas and Medicaid
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The State of New York is the final stages of passing legislation that would regulate the certification of doulas at the state level. We’ve discuss this in a live Facebook video chat this morning.

Simplified Pricing for Doula Training and Childbirth Support Library
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Behind every good business, I believe there is a good story. Let me explain some of the recent developments in our business that have brought us to announce a simplified approach to our training fees. But first, the announcement: A … Read More

Thank You Shannon!
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Without getting overly sentimental, I wanted to take a moment to say goodbye to our first trainer here at New Beginnings Doula Training. While Rachel and I have been with the company from the beginning, it was Shannon Tuke who … Read More

A Perfect Birth, Almost
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Rachel works a part time job at the birth center nearest to us (an hour and half away) on the weekends. In this capacity, she functions as an on-call nurse. She will frequently debrief her birthing experiences with me. I … Read More

Choosing a Name for Your Doula Business
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The question came up a couple of days back in our Facebook student and alumni group about choosing a name for a doula business. Specifically, the issue came up in picking a business name that was already in use by … Read More

Did I Make Too Much Noise?
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This is a question that I hear a lot from a mother in labor or afterwards when we are debriefing after a birth. My answer is always the same, there is no noise meter here, and nobody can tell you … Read More