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 Read more about 5. Complete Reading Course Books[…]

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 Read more about 4. Attend a Breastfeeding Class[…]

3. Attend a childbirth class

Objective Attending a childbirth class will allow doulas to take an inside look at the information parents are receiving in birthing classes. Doulas will also be able to begin building relationships with childbirth educators who may refer them clients. Participants must attend at least 1 childbirth class. How to find a childbirth class to attend Read more about 3. Attend a childbirth class[…]