What a Doula Does
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Rachel had the opportunity to sit down with two of our New Beginnings people, Jessiqua and Amanda, and discuss how they talk about what a Doula does. The Elevator Pitch Can you describe what you do in just a few … Read More

Physiologic Third Stage of Labor
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We love it when a student turns in exceptional assignments with great information that is informative and thorough. Sharing Courtney’s assignment on Physiologic Third Stage of Labor from our Labor and Birth Doula Course. Fantastic job, Courtney! What is involved … Read More

The doula role in unassisted childbirth
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“Living Room Conversations offers a simple, sociable and structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding and relationships.” www.livingroomconversations.org New Beginnings Doula Training feels learning to listen and learn from each other is an integral part of being … Read More

Living Room Conversation: Sexual Health
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We held an in-depth conversation about sexual health last month. Give it a listen and share any thoughts you have in the comments! “Livingroom Conversations offers a simple, sociable, and structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding … Read More

Living Room Conversation: Breast is Best
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This month we are discussing the phrase breast is best, and whether or not it is a good phrase to use when discussing breastfeeding.

Living Room Conversation: The Doula Bag
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This month we are discussing the purpose and reason for having a well packed doula bag or whether or not that is really necessary.

Using Music in Labor
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I find I use music in all different ways in my life, from a wake-up playlist to a playlist from my favorite movies to work around the house. Music has a way of relaxing or inspiring people, and is a … Read More

How I Doula with Rosita in Rural NM
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Our new series will be showcasing our doulas and students in an effort to further ours and others understanding of individual doulas experiences and what they personally bring to this work. This interview discusses the core value of family, growing … Read More

Gender Identity and the Doula
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We had two great conversations about how we as doulas can honor and respect people and their gender identity during labor and birth. Download a copy of our discussion questions: Resources Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce … Read More

Supporting LGTBQIA+ birthing people
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As doulas, helpers often immersed in a medical field, it is important to continue our education about the people we are supporting and keep up with changes that need to be made. I personally love writing these blogs, because I … Read More