Doula Role: Neonatal Care
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How do you support a client whose baby was whisked away to the Neonatal Care Unit? Whether it’s planned or unplanned having a baby in the neonatal care unit can be overwhelming and scary for parents. As doulas, we can … Read More

Emotional Support as Pain Relief
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In the current situation of Covid-19, doulas are switching to supporting their clients remotely instead of in-person. This switch from physical aid does not negate the validity of providing emotional support for laboring women by doulas. Emotional support is a … Read More

Grappling with Racial Bias as a White Doula
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As a people (and especially those of us who are “white”), we need to evaluate our racial biases. As I am sitting here writing this blog, I’m scared. I am scared that I am going to write the wrong thing. … Read More

Doula Contracts
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A common question new doulas ask is what they should put into their Birth Doula contract and how everything works with a contact. Talking about money and contracts can be uncomfortable for some people and I want to provide as … Read More

9 Ways to Prevent Toxic Shock Syndrome
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By Jenny Hart Womanhood is beautiful. The miracle of carrying life and having babies is also accompanied by other aspects of women’s health, such as menstruation and feminine care. Feminine care education (for men and for women) helps end the … Read More

Do you get your doula a gift?
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The short answer to this question is, “no.” The doula/client relationship is monetary. Clients are paying the doula for a service. Though it is a connected relationship of trust, which can blur the boundaries of the relationship. And you should … Read More

Using Affirmations During Labor
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Positive affirmations are short, positive statements that can be used during labor by the mother or the support person as a way of creating a positive attitude toward birth and labor pain. Sometimes negative thoughts hinder the body from progressing … Read More

How to Develop a Doula On-call Schedule
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The one question I hear most from Doulas starting out in the industry is: How to be on-call for a client? If someone has never been on an on-call schedule before for employment, this can seem like a daunting and scary element of being a birth doula. Rest assured, there are many options for on-call doula work and I want to talk about each type, their benefits and drawbacks.

Should I take a childbirth class?
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Sometimes taking a birthing class just doesn’t seem worth the time, energy, and sometimes, money, especially when information is so freely available on the internet.

Abortion Resources
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At New Beginnings Doula Training we try to stay neutral when it comes to many topics. The overturning of Roe Vs. Wade is one that is a hot topic, causing many arguments, but we also see the need to provide … Read More

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