Misconceptions about Doulas
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Nowadays, most people have at least heard about doulas. But there are still many misunderstandings about what they actually do when serving a laboring family. Here are some of the top misconceptions we have heard. Misconception about doulas #1: Laboring … 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 it safe to eat and drink in labor?  Current research says yes, it is!  Nourishing mothers during labor is very important. However, the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care differ greatly in their practices on … 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

Birth Art: A Useful Doula Skill
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Birth Art: A Useful Doula Skill Birth art may not be the first skill you think of to help women in childbirth, but art can offer your client many benefits.  It allows women to explore fears, integrate the birth experience, … Read More

Infertility doula
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There are many ways that we can do the work of a doula.  One of them is to work with women who are going through infertility and trying to get pregnant.  In this webinar, Corrine describes her journey through infertility … Read More

Birth Trauma and the Five Stages of Grief
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A VBAC (vaginal birth after cesaran) I attended a number of years ago ended up in c-section.  While there are so many what-ifs in these kinds of scenarios, it is not my place to tell the mother what she should … Read More

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