Doula Scope and Standards of Practice
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At New Beginnings we are often asked what exactly a doula can and can’t do, and what their limits to practice are when they hold other professional licenses and certification. This is a common question among doulas and the organizations … Read More

Natural Induction Methods: Black Cohosh to Induce Labor
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Black Cohosh to Induce Labor What it is: Black Cohosh is another plant that has historically been used by midwives to help induce labor.  It is made from the root and is available as a tincture, capsule or tea. Not much is … Read More

Providing Labor Support: Pain vs Suffering
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Pain vs Suffering Pain is one of the first things that women will say they are concerned about in labor.  It is interesting to note that women describe this experience differently, and pain takes on different meanings for different people.  … Read More

How to Support Birth Choices
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How to Support Birth Choices: A Student Explains Different Modes of Decision Making Bias: A personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment. Worldview:  The definition of a worldview is an overall way of looking at the world. Most people will agree that … 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

Prepare Your Body for Labor by Correct Alignment
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Alignment is key in keeping both pelvic stability and muscles tension where it should be during pregnancy and birth.  With correct alignment the muscles that need to be stretched are stretched and the muscles that need to be strengthened are … Read More

Prepare Your Body for Labor by Increasing Pelvic Stability
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Pelvic stability is also a factor that needs to be taken into account when discussing pelvic space and mobility.  When certain muscles are not being used and have lost their strength, other joints, ligaments, or muscles have to take over … Read More

Prepare your Body for Labor by Decreasing Muscle Tension
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A large part of providing labor support for women comes before labor even starts. The role of a doula includes providing information to help women understand their choices and prepare them for childbirth.  An important topic to cover prior to … Read More

All women should have access to doula care
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The biggest news from ACOG’s latest Committee Opinion, was that women should have access to continuous labor support, professionally called a doula.  This does not surprise many who have been following the trail of research since the 1990’s.  They cite … Read More

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