Doula Training in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE
September 30, October 14, 21, 28, 2017 (4 Saturdays, Canadian Thanksgiving is Oct. 9 so no class that long weekend)
February (Fri-Mon intensive over long weekend) 9, 10, 11, 12
April 21, 28, May 5, 12 (4 Saturdays)
June 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Saturdays)
Oct 13, 20, 27 and Nov 3 (4 Saturdays)
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $525 ($100 non-refundable deposit to get pre-reading binder, balance due on first day of class)
Where: 604 W Broadway, Vancouver (at Ash St., parking in the rear)
taught by Jessica Austin
This 4 day course will give you the skills to assist women giving birth. Doula services are in demand. There is a pre-reading requirement. Please call (604) 553 7763 for further information and to register for the course.
What to bring: 3 ring binder (pre reading material), pen, gestation wheel (contained in the pre-reading package) and your date book (or other agenda).
DAY 1: Introduction, Review of pre-reading, Hospital Do’s and Don’ts, Medical Terms to know.
Stages of a normal birth, how to recognize by external observation Designing a doula business for fun and profit.
DAY 2 Prenatal counseling, client history-taking, using art therapy and guided imagery to create an ideal birth plan.
Visualization, birth coaching, tricks of the trade for comfort and relaxation.
DAY 3: Medications and interventions (antibiotics, induction, augmentation, managed third stage).
The amazing newborn. How to examine a newborn, signs of wellness, recognizing when to call for medical help. Breastfeeding counseling.
DAY 4: Assisting in special situations e.g. waterbirth, vaginal birth after cesarean, stillbirths, miscarriages.
Nutritional counseling . Beyond the 4 food groups. Practical and helpful ways to individualize diet and lifestyle improvement for pregnant couples.
There will be an exam at the end of the course and successful students will receive certification.
Please email if you need more information. firstname.lastname@example.org