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

Physiologic Third Stage of Labor
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We love it when a student turns in exceptional assignments with great information that is informative and thorough. Sharing Courtney’s assignment on Physiologic Third Stage of Labor from our Labor and Birth Doula Course. Fantastic job, Courtney! What is involved … Read More

Mindful Birthing
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Mindfulness and the Birth Process by Jalisa Bonville-Griffin, New Beginnings student Before having to research mindful birthing, I was also studying how I can use it in my practice as an aspiring social worker, as well as in my personal … Read More

Nursing Support During Labor-How to Overcome Barriers
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When I first began my nursing career in labor and delivery, I quickly realized that physiologic birth was not well understood where I worked.  I was looked at strange, and even told I didn’t know how to push with women … Read More

What Makes the Best Doula Training Program?
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For More Information on Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sign Up for Access to Our Childbirth Library.  Many doula training programs say that they provide a quality doula training program or are the best doula training, but what does that really mean? … Read More

Why Get Certified as a Doula
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Doula work is a largely unregulated field, which has allowed it to expand and diversify in many different ways.  Because of this, credentialing and certification are not required, and many doulas wonder why there is even a need.  So the … Read More