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 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 Response: Community Baby Shower Event
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At the end of unit I in the main course for our doula certification program, we ask students to give a presentation in their local community that discusses the role of the doula during labor and delivery. S. Addison of … Read More

New Facebook Group for Students and Alumni
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We are please to announce the formation of a Facebook group which has been specifically formed for the benefit of students taking the New Beginnings Doula Training  Program, an initiative taken by one of our more recent new students. This … Read More

Doula Students Getting Involved in Their Communities
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Recently, we put out the following question to our students on our facebook page: I would love to highlight doulas/organizations that are working to educate women and the medical community about doulas and normal birth. If you have anything you … Read More

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