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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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

Florence Nightingale-who is she?
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What is Nurse’s Week and the Nightingale Moment REALLY about? Editorial, by Rebecca Cohen, RN, EdD, HN-BC; Editor   On May 12 of each year, at precisely noon your local time, every nurse around the world is asked to pause, … 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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