7 Ways to Market your Doula Business
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We know no two women are alike in their birth preferences or how their birth happens.  Choices, biology, and desires all come together to make a unique experience.  In the same way, each doula or doula group comes with their … Read More

Doulas, HIPAA, and Client Confidentiality
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Client Confidentiality and New Beginnings Confidentiality is an important part of the standards of a New Beginnings Doula.  It is imperative that clients’ information be kept private and out of the public realm, (unless permission has been given to share.)  … Read More

Releasing tension-healing yourself
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The practice of holistic nursing requires nurses to integrate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality, and reflection in their lives. This may lead the nurse to greater awareness of the interconnectedness with self, others, nature, and spirit. This awareness may further enhance the … 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

How to Support Birth Choices
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How to Support Birth Choices: A Student Explains Different Modes of Decision Making Bias: A personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment. Worldview:  The definition of a worldview is an overall way of looking at the world. Most people will agree that … Read More

Market Your Doula Business: Your Unique Difference
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  Marketing does not need to be a dog eats dog world, and it doesn’t have to be all about price wars.  In this video, we discuss how you can find what makes you unique and use that to sell … Read More

Eating and Drinking in Labor-the Midwifery Model of Care
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Is eating and drinking in labor safe?  Much of our current research actually shows it is.  How women are hydrated during labor is one of the differences you will see between the medical model of care and the midwifery model … Read More

Midwifery vs. Medical Model of Care
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In this post we are featuring an assignment from one of our most-recently certified doulas, Holly from Louisiana. This particular assignment (assignment 1.1 from unit 1 in the main course) addresses the difference between the two predominant models of  care … Read More

Mindful Birthing
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Mindfulness and the Birth Process by Jalisa Bonville-Griffin, New Beginnings student Before having to research mindful birthing, I was also studying how I can use it in my practice as an aspiring social worker, as well as in my personal … Read More

5 ways to cope with labor pain
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Even though epidurals are a very effective way to control pain during labor (though that does not mean they relieve suffering or anxiety), nearly 16% of epidurals are not effective.  Sometimes women cannot even get them before their baby is … Read More

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