Curriculum

 
Day 1
8:30am-4:30pm   Intro To Childbirth for Doulas
Break for dinner (on your own)

6:00pm    

    What is a doula

    Prenatal and initial client contact

        Interview techniques 

    Emotional support during labor

    Beliefs about birth

    Impact of birth on a woman’s life
Evening ends at 9:30pm 

 

Day 2

8:00am  

       Scope and ethics of doula practice 

       Training and experience

       Safety precautions

       Values clarification and cultural diversity 

       Hospital roles and conflict resolution 

       Lunch (provided)

       Cesarean birth and VBAC 

       Comfort measures 

       Doulas and epidurals

   Day ends at 6:00 pm

 

Day 3

8:00am 

         Business of being a doula

         Difficult births—challenges & strategies

         Lunch (provided)

         Breastfeeding

         Postpartum care

         Closure of relationship with client

         Birth simulations *

         Evaluation of program

     Day ends at 6:00 pm

 


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