Doula Workshop

Doula Program Development Services

Doula Program Consultant Services

Childbirth Professionals International can assist your community based organization, hospital, or birth center to develop a program to provide doula care to pregnant women and their families.

We assist with the following:

  • Proposal preparation
  • Program development
  • Program management
  • Volunteer recruitment and screening
  • Training staff
  • Cultural competency program design and implementation

Benefits of Doula Care

Doulas provide important care as part of the health team. Doula care has the following benefits for women giving birth:

  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Shortens labor
  • Reduces labor pain
  • Reduces need for medication
  • Reduces need for vacuum/forceps
  • Reduces cesarean birth
  • Increase overall satisfaction with birth experience

Read “The Evidence for Doulas” by Rebecca L. Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN Click to read.

Many hospitals in the United States have successful doula programs using one or a combination of the following models:

  • Hospital managed free volunteer doula program
  • Hospital managed out of pocket paid doula program
  • Partnership with local community doula program
  • Families self select their own private doula

Examples of Hospital Doula Programs

Doula Certification Training

We offer Doula training courses and an international certification program.

Additionally we have advanced Doula workshops for experienced doulas to maintain their skills and increase their knowledge.

“Everything about birth is better when a doula is present.”

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