A Season of Giving – 5% Donated on All New Student Registrations
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Starting on #GivingTuesday (November 28, 2017) and going through the end of the year (December 31, 2107), New Beginnings will donate 5% of all new student registration fees to our charity of choice, Midwives for Haiti. If now is not … Read More

Students Describe What it Means to be a Doula
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Becoming a doula can be a life changing journey.  For many people it starts with a desire to serve women and their babies.  We learn how doulas provide support , and attributes that embody a quality doula are traits we seek to have and … Read More

Interview with a Doula Pioneer: Amy Gilliland
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Last month, we were privileged to host a webinar with doula pioneer, Amy Gilliland, who has asked “What is your community’s story of change?” Learn more about the history of doulas, birth attendants and labor support.

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

The Nurturing Doula; Empowering Women
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A nurturing doula can help empower women.  “[C]aregiving professionals can seek new ways to nurture and empower [women]…during labor and birth.”-Paulina Perez To nurture is defined as “the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone … 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

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

Student Presentation in a Hair Salon
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One of the great advantages of the New Beginnings approach to doula training are the required assignments that send our students out into the communities where they live. One of our first assignments that requires community outreach is the doula … Read More

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