We have heard from so many people that a Post Partum Doula Training is needed, especially in this time of quarantines and isolation. We have put together a great course that will launch participants into action in this career.
The Wise Woman Way of Birth Post Partum Doula Training will be taught primarily by Candice Johnson. Candice is the owner/operator of Cherish Childbirth in Vancouver, BC. She has built her business over the past 10 years and is the “go to” woman when families are having problems in the early days of parenting. She has a broad education in Massage, Breast Feeding, Childbirth Education (Birthing from Within) and Infant Massage. Candice has trained many postpartum doulas and is active in the Vancouver birth community. She is the mother of two boys who were both born at home and breastfed into toddlerhood.
Details of the courses in 2022:
Course One: Wednesday evenings, Feb 16 to March 23. Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m (Pacific Standard time)
Course Two: Saturday mornings, May 28 to July 2. Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Saving Time)
Course Three: Wednesday evenings, October 5 to November 9. Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
6 live classes on Zoom, 2 and a half hours long.
Cost: $525 (Canadian)
6 Classes Live on Zoom, assignments and materials on Google Classroom.
This course will prepare you to be with families in the months after welcoming a baby. It includes all the aspects of the “fourth trimester” from practical feeding skills, to understanding the postpartum person’s body and how to support the family as a whole.
Our societal structures provide little care for new families. Having a trained eye and calm presence in a home in the early days is invaluable. Postpartum Doula care is proven to improve breastfeeding success, family bonding, and postpartum dis-ease disorders. Postpartum Doulas are in high demand!
The course will be on Zoom and assignments and tests will be on Google class room.
Successful students will receive Wise Woman Way of Birth Postpartum Doula Training certification.
Please email if you need more information or to register. firstname.lastname@example.org
Class ONE – The Fourth Trimester and the Role of the Postpartum Doula
Class TWO – Postpartum Healing – Physiology, Nutrition and Traditional Practice
Class THREE – Business for Postpartum Doulas and your Post Birth Bag
Class FOUR – Breastfeeding
Class FIVE – Alternative Feeding Methods, Twins/triplets, Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Class SIX – Newborn Care (including diapering and baby wearing).
Introducing Candice Johnson, the course instructor: Quote:
I have been living and breathing all things birth since I was asked to attend my first birth over 15 years ago. I feel a deep innate knowing of the undisturbed birth process. As an extension of my birth work I organically began supporting breastfeeding. I enjoyed my time with families postpartum but until I had my own babies I didn’t fully understand the importance of supporting someone through the postpartum period. Suddenly what I had always known, respected, and held space for I felt first hand. This sparked a passion for serving new families. I hope by sharing my knowledge of how to support the “fourth trimester” through doula education, much needed support can be brought to communities everywhere.
Candice Johnson, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counsellor
— in Vancouver, British Columbia.