Doula Trainings in Vancouver BC Canada (2020)


Available dates:

All dates are subject to directives from the government of BC about

Weekend intensive on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend
Oct 9, 10, 11, and 12
4 Saturdays in November
November 7, 14, 21, and 28
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $525 ($100 non-refundable deposit to get pre-reading binder, balance due one week before course begins)

Revolution Health
405 W 5th Ave
Vancouver, BC Canada

This location is also dependent on quarantine directives from the government of BC.

taught by Gloria Lemay

Instructor, Jessica Austin, with a Doula client.

Instructor, Jessica Austin, with a Doula client.

This 4 day course will give you the skills to assist women giving birth. We put an emphasis in the course on the ability of the pregnant/birthing woman to take charge of self-care such as checking her blood pressure, weighing herself, urinalysis, and cervical dilation checks. Doula services are in demand. There is a pre-reading requirement. Please call (604) 714 0377 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).
Course outline:

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.