The First Step to Becoming a Birth Doula
If you are searching for a way to support women and families during pregnancy and childbirth, if you are someone who is drawn to providing nurturing service to mothers and babies, then you have found the perfect place to start.
DONA International Birth Doula Training
This workshop provides opportunities for whole personal learning for anyone supporting mothers during pregnancy and childbirth. Through discussion, films, narrative and interactive physical participation you will discover your own strengths to nurture and connect with a mother's heart...she will then take the lead in her own enduring journey of motherhood.
Jessica Atkins, a local Midwife and Doula, and Amanda Wyzskowski a local Doula and Childbirth Educator, combine more than 30 years of experience to offer you this incredible learning opportunity. Elizabeth Thomas IBCLC, provides participants with the essential knowledge to assist new mothers in breastfeeding.
1) The Intro: Provides the foundation of information about childbirth, anatomy, physiology and basic rubric for labor and birth. This 7 hour class substitutes for the 12 hours of required childbirth class observation.
2) The Breastfeeding Class for Birth Professionals: Provides basic knowledge of breastfeeding functions and instruction on assisting breastfeeding mothers.
3) The DONA Birth Doula Workshop:
You will learn the doula’s role in meeting the emotional and physical comfort needs of the birthing family.
You will also gain knowledge of:
• Practical hands-on techniques for support, from relaxation to back labor
• Emotional aspects of support and working with special circumstances
• Physiological aspects of childbirth
• Cultural aspects of birth
• Communication strategies and forming a supportive birth team
• Doula’s code of ethics and standards of practice
• Intuitive, responsive support for the laboring woman
• The process of becoming a DONA certified Birth Doula and starting your business