5 Reasons Why It Is Important to Change Positions While in Labor
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5 Reasons Why It Is Important to Change Positions While in Labor Women have been birthing babies since the beginning of time. As we can see from the media, there are many positions that women get into as part of … Read More

5 ways to cope with labor pain
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Even though epidurals are a very effective way to control pain during labor (though that does not mean they relieve suffering or anxiety), nearly 16% of epidurals are not effective. ┬áSometimes women cannot even get them before their baby is … Read More

Hypnobirthing: Fight or Flight and the Perception of Pain
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Student Response by Cara Koehlerth (Editor Note: This was first submitted as an assignment in our program. This student’s response is reprinted here with her permission.) There are many different types of birthing classes & theories designed to explain labor … 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

What Causes Pain during Childbirth
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Pain during childbirth is a common phenomenon. It is most often associated with the contracting of the uterus. However, did you know that pain can come from all sorts of areas and for all sorts of reasons during labor and … Read More

Doula Infographic: You Were Meant to Do This
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From time to time, we generate infographics to help promote our services but also to spread information about what a doula is and can do for expectant mothers. A couple of weeks back, I posted an observation and a parallel … Read More

Online Doula Course Preview
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(I thought I’d give you guys another preview of part of my online doula course.) Defining Pain Typically pain tells us that something is wrong in the body, but many theorists feel like labor pain is different. Some propose the … Read More