WISE WOMAN WAY OF BIRTH DOULA TRAINING

We will be teaching the Wise Woman Way of Birth Doula Training online throughout 2021.

Cost: $675 (Canadian)

taught by Gloria Lemay

Jessica Austin, with a Doula client.

Instructor, Jessica Austin, with a Doula client.

This course will give you the skills to assist women giving birth at home or in hospital. Doula services are in demand. There is a pre-reading requirement. Please email waterbirthinwoman@gmail.com for further information and to register for the course.

The course will be on Zoom and assignments and tests will be on Google Classroom. Participants will need to have a gmail address to access the Google Classroom.
12 Classes 2 and a half hours long. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving time
Start date: WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2021

Successful students will receive Wise Woman Way of Birth Doula Training certification.

OVERVIEW OF CLASS CONTENT
Class 1: Introductions, birth “politics” and Language
Class 2: Preventing Problems before the Birth: Nutrition. Prenatal Screening
Class 3: Types of “support” in birth: Midwife, Dr, Obstetrician, Doula — what are the differences? Comparison of home and hospital choices. Assisting your client in making a clear Birth Plan for the chosen place of birth.
Class 4: Anatomy and fetal positions, introduce the concept of “pain” and normalizing birth sensations through knowing the anatomy. Introduction to the concept of breech and twins as variations of positions.
Class 5: Medical Birth Phases and the “real” phases of birth and how to recognize them.
Class 6: Breastfeeding and early days postpartum and newborn care / Doula Role in these.
Class 7: Common Interventions and the Intervention Cascade. (Fetal monitoring, ultrasound, epidurals, Caesarean, vacuum, forceps, etc.)
Class 8: Preventing Birth Derailment in common scenarios and special situations: Induction for Postdates, augmenting a “slow” birth, a diagnosis of Low or High Amniotic Fluid Levels, Meconium, premature release of the membranes, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Class 9: “Informed Choice”: what it *really* means and how to use it as a tool for your client vs a tool for enabling the institutional model of birth, more work on creating a Birth Plan with a client
Class 10: Business Basics: Finances, record keeping, professional practices, client confidentiality, and effective advertising. Structuring a plan for working with clients from interview through to completion.
Class 11: Comfort Measures, supporting Long Births, Helpful things to say, Water Birth.
Class 12: Staying calm when the baby comes: what to do if things change quickly and the doula is the most knowledgeable person present.,
Write Exam. Goal setting for next steps, further Resources.

4 thoughts on “WISE WOMAN WAY OF BIRTH DOULA TRAINING

    • Yes! The dates for 2022 are:

      February 5 to April 23 (Saturday morning class)

      June 1 to Aug 17 (Wednesday evening class)

      Oct 1 to Dec 12 (Saturday morning class)

      Let me know if one of those series works for you and I’ll reserve a spot for you. Gloria

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