The Rise of the Mama Doulas — Part 1
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A New Trend As a certification agency, New Beginnings noticed a new trend rise in the birth world when Covid came around. We affectionately called them “Mama Doulas”. Essentially, they were mothers kept from attending their grown daughter’s birth because … 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

Doulas as a Part of Birth Team
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The morning when my client’s water broke, her midwife called me to let me know some basic information, including when she had gotten there and what the plan was.  We discussed the emotional and labor support needs. Then I came … 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

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

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

A Conversation on Empathy
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The Topic Empathy plays a large role in our work as doulas. So what better conversation topic to start our monthly chats? “Empathy goes beyond concern or sympathy. Empathy is stepping into the shoes of another with the intention to … Read More

Henna Bellies!
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All the pictures of cute painted baby bumps for Halloween reminds me of henna bellies. I thought I would share some tips for getting henna on your bump (these tips can also work for painted bellies too!). What is Henna? … Read More

Providing Remote Doula Support that Works with Hospital Requirements
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When hospitals limit the number of support persons, doulas can still function in their capacity as professional labor support without being physically present at the time of birth.

How to be an advocate as a doula
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  Advocate: the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; Typically, women giving birth have not been adequately prepared for the choices they will be faced with.  They often have not discussed the pros and cons with their providers, nor … Read More

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