How to Provide Supportive Care During Pushing
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I was taught purple pushing as a nurse.  That’s what they call the way the pushing stage is done in the hospital.  The woman is on her back with her legs being held up.  She holds her breathe and pushes … Read More

What Makes New Beginning Doula Training Unique?
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We released last week a new informational video about the heart or core of our doula training program: the Main Course. As we’ve discussed and developed the purpose of the Main Course at New Beginnings Doula Training, we’ve come to … Read More

“Crazy Women Anxiety”
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“Chill out girlfriend. Pregnancy is a natural part of life. Our bodies were designed to carry and deliver a baby. Being stressed puts you at risk of preterm labor and having low-birthweight babies.” In the training unit on anxiety, we … Read More

New Infographic: Roots of Stress
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As I studied stress and how to help alleviate stress in a birthing woman, I came across this concept of where stress comes from.  I thought it was a pretty accurate representation of what makes a labor stressful.  Women are … Read More

Assessing Anxiety
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As the doula, it is your job to make sure that a laboring woman is adapting well to the stressors that are placed on her during labor. Anxiety and stress can be beneficial, as noted above. It moves the woman … Read More