Rebozo Uses for Doulas
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By Taylor Carter, a New Beginnings Student Traditionally rebozos are passed down from mother to daughter or midwife to midwife (Tully, 2018). They are central and beneficial throughout the stages of life, especially in the countryside. The first time a … Read More

Doula Business Course
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You’ve finished your doula training, but know aren’t quite sure where to go. Start here for a 6 mo overview on how to get your business training up and off the ground. Beginning Your Business Week 1 We’re working together … Read More

Common Discomforts During Pregnancy-
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Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, and often women wonder if the discomforts they feel are normal or if there is something they can do about them.  While there usually isn’t a cure, it helps to know what to expect.   New … Read More

How a Doula Helps During a C-Section
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Doula Cesarean Support? Many women who use doulas are looking to have a natural birth without medications.  Occasionally, though, emergencies happen, plans change, and a c-section is neccesary.   I often get questioned on what doula cesarean support to help … Read More

Grow Your Doula Business with Darlene MacAuley
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You’ve just finished your training, and you know you are going to make a great doula!  You have your doula bag ready to go, but now you just need to figure out how to find those clients in the first … Read More

Prepare your Body for Labor by Decreasing Muscle Tension
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We all want to have as easy a labor as possible, and a large part of preparing your body for labor comes before labor even starts. Some of preparation should be stretches and exercises to help decrease muscle tension in … Read More

Birth Positions for Pushing with Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio
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Currently, many positions are underutilized when it comes to women pushing during the second stage. The typical position is on the back with the legs held up or in stirrups. But more and more, we are understanding, and women are … Read More

Quit smoking during pregnancy-making the choice, step 1
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Making a choice.  This may seem like a pretty obvious step, but it can also be hard to do: making the decision to actually stop smoking is the first step you need to take, and can be hard to find … Read More

What Is a Doula?
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Doulas? A Do-What?!   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 … Read More

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