Advanced training for doulas teaches touch massage therapy. Massage doulas offer advanced coping strategies for pregnancy and birth.
Approved trainers for Childbirth Professionals International to facilitate evidence-based maternal health workshops.
The truth is women often need more help to successfully breastfeed then they are given. The doula breastfeeding specialist stays with a woman and her baby, not leaving her side until breastfeeding goes well. Just as a birth doula remains by a laboring woman’s side until she gives birth.
Childbirth educators can share the following handouts, worksheets, and resources for teaching birth classes. We are constantly adding more handouts. Join our email list to receive notice of future additions.
Affirmations are words or phrases that are positive, validating, and empowering. Used through pregnancy they can prepare women to cope with labor. As well they are useful with managing all forms of stress.
Even if an affirmation is used only during the birth experience for the first time, the right words can turn a stressful or challenging moment around.
One of the top fears for women having a baby today, besides the pain is that their babies will be too big. The following childbirth class handout addresses big baby fears among pregnant women, and explains why the size of a baby is not an important factor in giving birth successfully.