Personal Birth Plan for Anemia
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One of our students prepared a birth plan for a client who would be dealing with anemia (a deficiency of red blood cells typically resulting in weariness) during her labor. With our student’s permission we are reproducing her plan on … Read More

Student Response: Overweight, Pregnant, and Natural Childbirth
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(Editor Note: Jessica C. of Indiana submitted the following response to one of our first unit assignments.) I appreciate when my midwife and nurses don’t assume the worst because I am overweight. All of my pregnancies have been healthy and … 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

Safe Birth as Defined by Women
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Many people often state a healthy mom and baby as the number one goal during childbirth, but what does that mean.  To the doctor and medical staff, it could mean a mom and baby that are alive and healthy.  For … Read More

Student Response for Personalized Birth Plans
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In one of our assignment in the main doula course, we ask our students to take into consideration the medical diagnosis of their patient while developing a personalized birth plan.  What follows is the response that we got from one … Read More

Pregnancy Diet Tip: Eat Dates to Decrease Bleeding
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From Babymoon Inn Midwife Maribeth Diver: Please take a trip to a natural foods store and get some dates to snack on. The date fruit is the product of the date palm, a tree native to Northern Africa and the … Read More

Childbirth Choices: Epidural
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  Guest blog from Christina Bartholomew who blogs at http://handsfullmom.blogspot.com/.  [This is the beginning of a serious highlighting why women make the choices they do during birth.  In this post Christina, a good friend of mine, discusses one of our … Read More

Did I Make Too Much Noise?
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This is a question that I hear a lot from clients, both when they are in labor, or afterwards when we are debriefing after a birth. My answer always remains the same: “There is no noise meter here. Nobody can … Read More

7 Ways to Market your Doula Business
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No two clients are alike in their birth preferences or how their birth unfolds. Choices, biology, and personal desires all come together to make a unique experience.  In the same way, each doula, or doula group, comes with their own … 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

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