DOULA TRAINING PROGRAM
Doula (do-lah) means “with woman”.
That’s what you learn to do! You’ll know how to support a birthing woman from the prenatal visits you have,
to the birth and any after care you give.
This is a 3 month course including academic and hands on training.
In person classes are on going and Zoom video classes are available anytime for up to a full calendar year.
Only class one needs to be completed and then you can take on your own birth clients and get started!
Can be broken down into payments of 3 ($300 each month) 1% processing fees apply.
Class 1: Birth Process
pregnancy birth & postpartum physiology
Hands on training - your actual job (in person preferred or we will find a doula to attend class with you where you are)
medicated vs natural birth support
assisting through pushing phase
assisting through transition
Gathering your Birth tools (birth bag).
Class 2: When things go wrong
Navigating provider issues
stillbirth and surrogacy
emotional stalls & clearing
foot zoning helps.
honoring birth space
knowledge for common complications,
like; malposition of baby, fetal distress, descent, cesarean
Legalities; protecting yourself and establishing safe boundaries
how to catch a baby in an
client forms; agreements & releases
Class 3: Meeting with your clients prior to birth
setting up your client for success; childbirth education, birth team, books
handling pain/hands on preferences, roles, particulars
birth preferences/birth plan
Setting up your business
•finding clients & putting it all together
websites, business cards
getting the word out
COMPLETION OF ALL CLASSES
Classes are recorded via ZOOM and can be watched at your convenience.Your program is available to you for a full calendar year.
COMPLETION OF REQUIRED READING
Read the 4 required books and fill out the book report for each book, when completed.
COMPLETION OF 5 BIRTHS AS THE DOULA
Attend 5 births as the doula and have 2 others from the birth fill out the evaluation of services form for each of the 5 births you attend (total 10 forms).