Alumni Interview: Amanda Rhodes
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Shadae interviewed Amanda Rhodes a New Beginnings Doula Training certified doula, and the organizer of It Takes a Village Prenatal and Postpartum Convention. Enjoy! Where are you from and tell us a little bit about your journey to be a … Read More

How to find doula clients
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Some women seem to be surrounded by pregnant mothers on every side. For others though, the challenge of knowing someone who is pregnant is one of the biggest obstacles to becoming a doula. Our students can be found throughout the … 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

Meet Shadae
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We are thrilled to announce Shadae Jenkins has joined the New Beginnings team. Enjoy our recent interview to learn more about her. Tell us about your background. Let’s see, I grew up in GA where most things were farm to … Read More

Why did I want to be a Doula?
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With the arrival of the New Year and resolutions being made, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on why I chose to be a doula. Why I chose this path in the time that people are choosing a … Read More

Alumni Interview with LaDawn Maness
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About LaDawn Maness What is your doula business name? Agape Doula Where are you located?Emmett, Idaho When did you finish your doula certification?June 2020 Why did you decide to become a doula? Two reasons. I did not realize … Read More

Alumni Spotlight – Amanda Rhodes
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What is your name? Amanda Rhodes What is your doula business name? Beyond the Bump And my non-profit: It Takes a Village Where are you located? Cape Girardeau, MO When did you finish your doula certification? November 2019 Why did you … Read More

Alumni Spotlight – Kelly Harper
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What is your name? Kelly Harper What is your doula business name? Elemental Beginnings Where are you located?  Adelaide, South Australia When did you finish your doula certification?  I completed training with New Beginnings in 2018 but have been working … Read More

Doula Websites as a Community Resource
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Meet Yasmin AbuAyed, one of our newest alumni. She resides in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. (She is our second alumnus located in the Middle East!)  As part of her online promotional efforts, Yasmin uses her … Read More

Nutrition During Pregnancy – Working with Overweight Mothers
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One of our students (now an alumnus) shared some insightful perspectives a couple of months back on how to help mothers who struggle with weight gain during pregnancy. This was in response to an assignment on nutrition from the childbirth … Read More

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