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4-week format this class will meet March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 on Fridays from 8am-5:30pm taught by senior instructor, Kim James. This course is perfect for people who can dedicate a whole day to the live-taught class on a weekend and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes as well as 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas.
Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached capacity. Registration will close February 24. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, fetal development, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding
Components of prenatal care and the midwifery model of care
Emotions of pregnancy
Pain management techniques
Medical procedures used in labor
Labor variations and complications, including Cesarean birth
Communication and listening skills
The emotional and psychological aspects of giving birth and its significance in women's lives
The doula's role, professional ethics, standards of practice, and certification
Emotional support and physical comfort measures
Support for difficult labors, Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after Cesarean
Newborn care and breastfeeding support
Values clarification and cultural sensitivity
Includes Introduction to Childbearing (DONA International certification requirement)
Certificates of completion will only be issued to students present for all of the sessions and who have completed the Online Learning Modules. In order to receive your certificate of completion, you must complete all of the Online Learning Modules before the end of the workshop. Read Simkin Center Registration Policies.
Required Texts: (click here for information on where to obtain texts.)
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin (5th edition or latest).
Each Birth Doula workshop is led by a distinguished DONA International-approved trainer whose leadership is recognized in our professional maternity and childbirth communities. Our trainers are active, working doulas with thriving doula practices in Seattle, Washington. Guest lecturers of diverse cultural backgrounds are invited to speak on their areas of expertise. See Simkin Center Website.
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