What is the purpose of a doula?
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What is the purpose of a doula?  Scope of Practice Editor’s Note: Jessica Cartwright is one of our incoming students to recently be awarded a merit-based scholarship. As a part of the scholarship application process, we request that candidates complete … 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

Supporting Women who are Shaking During Labor
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Shaking during labor can be common. This video provides a quick look at when it happens, what may cause it, and how you help support a women who is experiencing the shivers during labor. References: Shivering and shivering-like tremor during … Read More

Doulas and Inclusive Leadership in the LGBT Community
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As a business, we believe all women deserve support. We also support other’s rights to disagree with this on a personal or professional level. We do feel our doulas should discuss their personal beliefs with women in private conversations if … Read More

How women make decisions during labor and birth
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As doulas, it is important that we understand why women make the decisions they do.  Understanding how women make decisions during labor and birth helps us to move away from our own biases during birth, and move into the world … Read More

Natural Induction Methods: Blue Cohosh
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Blue Cohosh for the Induction of Labor (To learn the early signs of labor and how to cope with them, Click Here!) What it is: Blue Cohosh is a plant that was used by Native Americans for many reasons, including … Read More

Doula Scope and Standards of Practice
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At New Beginnings we are often asked what exactly a doula can and can’t do, and what their limits to practice are when they hold other professional licenses and certification. This is a common question among doulas and the organizations … Read More

Natural Induction Methods: Black Cohosh to Induce Labor
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Black Cohosh to Induce Labor What it is: Black Cohosh is another plant that has historically been used by midwives to help induce labor.  It is made from the root and is available as a tincture, capsule or tea. Not much is … Read More

Psoas and How They Effect Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth
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The psoas.  If you are like me, the first time I heard this word, I had no idea what it was and what, if anything, it had to do with birth.  But I’ve learned since, that a prenatal psoas release … Read More

Market Your Doula Business: Your Ideal Doula Client
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The last doula business post I did, we talked about what defines you. Now you want to start figuring what kind of clients want what you have to give. Your ideal doula client is going to be the woman that … Read More

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