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

The Cost of Birth Doula Training and Certification
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Options for doula certification have grown notably within the last few years. Where there use to only be a handful of options, training programs continue to grow and expand. In an effort to carve out a space for ourselves in … Read More

New Online Doula Training Websites Are Live
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New Beginnings Doula Training went live with two new websites earlier this month. Our public-facing website (www.trainingdoulas.com) got a new facelift and some new features including alumni testimonials and a revamped FAQ section. Our online training website got a major … Read More

How Long Does It Take to Certify?
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A question we get a lot of goes something along the lines of “How long does it take to get certified?” New Beginnings Doula Training is a self-paced education experience. Thus, the answer to question is something like this: “Well, … Read More

Final Course Rate Increase on July 1, 2013
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(Editor’s Note: “Final” wasn’t the best use of words in this blog title. The time has come for New Beginnings Doula Training to increase rates to a reasonable rate to provide the professional-level of training. Please read the May 31st, … 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

Cummunication in the birth place-understanding different modes of decision making
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“I think the biggest thing I learned was the contrast between the other birth stories and the OBGYN site. Doctors use different thinking than the mothers do. Some critical thought goes into decisions that the mothers made. However, they are … Read More