Webinar: Abuse Survivors and Childbirth
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Abuse Survivors and Childbirth This webinar discusses working with survivors of abuse and the unique set of challenges that presents with childbirth.  Specific topics include: The need to create safety and control Prenatal preparation Discussing the topic with the care … Read More

Safe Birth as Defined by Women
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Many people often state a healthy mom and baby as the number one goal during childbirth, but what does that mean.  To the doctor and medical staff, it could mean a mom and baby that are alive and healthy.  For … Read More

Validation – An Important Part of Women’s Labor and Birth
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Before we discuss validation in labor and birth, I need to give some background on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In college I minored in psychology where we were taught Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Abraham Maslow was a psychologist who was … Read More

What Makes New Beginning Doula Training Unique?
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We released last week a new informational video about the heart or core of our doula training program: the Main Course. As we’ve discussed and developed the purpose of the Main Course at New Beginnings Doula Training, we’ve come to … Read More

New Infographic: Roots of Stress
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As I studied stress and how to help alleviate stress in a birthing woman, I came across this concept of where stress comes from.  I thought it was a pretty accurate representation of what makes a labor stressful.  Women are … Read More

New Infographic: Self-Actualization
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Our newest info-graphic is a variation on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This infographic emphasizes that in order for the greatest outcomes to be achieved in the birthing experience, a women has four different types of needs that ought to be … Read More

Student Response: Why I Choose to Become a Doula
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Here is a unique student response to one of our course assignments where we discuss what encouraged the student to pursue their interest in doula training: I was a ‘young mum.’ I fell pregnant at 18 and had my son … Read More

Safety and Health Resources
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As a part of my course, my students are asked to find resources in their area that is related to alternative health care.  I thought a list of just basic resources would also be useful, so here’s my list for … Read More

Doulas and depression during pregnancy, labor and postpartum
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This is an interesting video that discusses the importance of providing holistic care for women during childbirth.  I often describe the role of a doula by first describing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  This is a concept that is taught in my course. … Read More

Online Doula Course Preview
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I thought I’d give you guys another free preview of part of my online doula course.  Remember, you can get the whole first unit free.  This content comes from my unit on pain during labor and birth.  It has a … Read More

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