doula support

4. 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[…]

3. Interview Two Birth Professionals

Objective Interviewing a childbirth professional will allow doulas to gain more information and resources to empower families. Doulas will also be able to begin building relationships with professionals who may refer them clients. Doulas are required to interview two childbirth professionals such as pediatrician, lactation consultant, midwife, childbirth educator, OBGYN, etc. These interviews may be[…]

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 — $25 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[…]