HARVARD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (open to university students AND community members)
This 2.5-day workshop includes a Birth Doula Workshop and a Childbirth Education Class for Doulas!!
APRIL 20TH 2:00 - 8:00PM
APRIL 21ST & 22ND 9:00AM - 6:30PM
Personal Investment: $350
(Scholarships for university students and payment plans for anyone are available. Please use the CONTACT form to reach out and inquire)
Have you heard of a doula before, and you are intrigued to learn more?
Are you interested in Women’s Health and Maternal-Child Health?
Do you want more hands-on skills and experience?
Are you considering becoming an Obstetrician, Midwife, or L&D RN, but seeking more exposure to maternal child health to see if it is the right path for you?
Do you want to add more skills to your resume in order to secure a labor and delivery nursing job right out of school?
Confused about what is the difference between a doula’s role and an L&D RN’s role in the delivery room?
This workshop has been designed with the future career needs of nursing, medical, and public health students in mind!
THIS WORKSHOP CAN PROVIDE CONCRETE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE!
Please use my contact form to inquire about this workshop and to see if it is right for you!!
This Birth Doula and Childbirth Education Training workshops will cover:
Basic fetal development
Physiology of pregnancy throughout the 3 trimesters
Labor and birth (Stages & Phases), immediate postpartum and breastfeeding
How doulas conduct and offer supportive prenatal contact
Definitions of medical terms regarding labor; common clinical procedures and interventions (vaginal exams, vital signs, fetal assessment in labor, IV Pitocin use, AROM, episiotomy) used during normal birth, their risks and benefits
Gate Pain Theory, pain medications and anesthesia, their administration and effects
Problem labors (postdates, prolonged labor or second stage, fetal distress, labor pain); how problems are detected, (non-stress test, EFM), and common interventions used to treat problems
- Supporting women with epidurals
Reasons for a cesarean and the cesarean procedure
Demonstration of basic comfort measures, relaxation techniques, breathing patterns and bearing down techniques
What to pack in your Birth Bag
Role of the Doula and how that compliments and is different than a Midwife or L&D RN
How to provide emotional and informational support of women and families in the prenatal period, at birth, and in the early postpartum period
How to effectively involve other support people during the birth process
Normal newborn appearance and procedures
How to become a certified doula with DONA International
Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics
How to build a doula business
Pathways to Midwifery or Nursing
Self Care for Doulas
You will be given all the necessary tools to begin your journey towards becoming a certified doula through DONA International.