Needs of Professional Doulas-New Beginnings Response to Doula Divisions
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Statement on the Divisions and Needs of Professional Doulas Recently, Buzzfeed published an article that brought up some very significant divisions among the doula community. This has caused harm and damage to many birthing communities and is a cause for … 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

Labor Support and Doula Education
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Education, along with compassion, is the foundation for the New Beginnings program. We are dedicated to providing high quality labor support and doula education for our students, as well as for women, doulas, and other birthworkers.  We provide three levels … Read More

What Makes a Quality Doula Training Program?
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Many doula training programs say that they provide a quality doula training program, but what does that really mean? Quality in a doula training program can be defined as the perceived value of the education gained, and the doulas that … Read More

Doula Certification in Australia
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Recently, we’ve enjoyed an increase in new student registrations from Australia and New Zealand. We’ve also had the same question asked by prospective students at least a handful of times, so it’s probably about time that we addressed the question … Read More

To Good to Be True? (Course Costs Explained)
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Now that we’ve gotten our course all nice and shiny, and the website is enjoying a healthy stream of on-going visitors, we’re discovering that one of our deterrents to new registrations is the price of our program, and it seems … Read More

Why doula certification?
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There is a lot you can learn on your own and by just attending births, and this is acceptable for many people who are going into doula work.  These experiences can offer you information and insight into how to be … Read More

Do I offer certification?
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I get this question in various forms, so I thought I’d answer it here. Short answer: yes, you will be certified through New Beginnings Doula Training. Long Answer: Because doulas are not medically trained personnel, certification is not required to … Read More