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doula support

5. Complete Reading Course Books

Books for Doula Program The following books will provide students with an understanding of pregnancy, childbirth, the labor process, postpartum, breastfeeding, relaxation and breathing techniques. These books are a starting place giving students a base of information to build upon. 1. The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin 2. The Nursing Mother’s Companion – 7th Edition[…]

4. Attend a Breastfeeding Class

Objective Attending a breastfeeding class will allow doulas to better understand the information parents are being taught. Also, doulas will increase their knowledge on how to provide breastfeeding support. Participants must attend at least 1 breastfeeding class. How to find a Breastfeeding class to attend – Contact WIC (Women Children Infant’s) office in your local[…]

2. Provide doula support for 2 families

Objective It is important to gain experience guiding and supporting women and their families through pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. This step requires you to find a pregnant family to provide support. You may charge families for your doula support or work as a volunteer. To document this step you complete a simple form with[…]

1. Take doula course — $36 pay as you learn

Description Course provides training to become an international certified birth and postpartum doula. You will understand how to comfort, support, and advocate for pregnant families. Gain the tools to start your doula business. Also, learn the skills to provide postpartum support. Book Required Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin. You can use either[…]