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

Professional doula commitment
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  I commit…. to providing care to my clients and community with “integrity and morality, altruism, and the promotion of the public good. to do my best to work in a framework of collaboration with other doula businesses or organizations … Read More

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

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

Theresa’s Insights after Course Completion
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Theresa recently completed the New Beginnings Doula Training course. She shared her experience going through the certification process with a potential student.  I’ve reprinted her response here for others to read.  Thanks again, Theresa! I LOVED the training with NB. … 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