Postpartum Doula Skills Workshop (15235)

May 1st, 2015 8:00 AM   through   May 9th, 2015 5:00 PM
3670 Stone Way N
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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Phone: 425-602-3361
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Full Registration $ 689.00
Course Type: Postpartum Doulas
Campus Seattle Clinic
Audience the public, professionals and others interested in childbirth vocations
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Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity in 4 days, team-taught by qualified faculty since 1994. Fridays & Saturdays, May 1-2 & 8-9, 2015 8am-5pm $689

The curriculum

  • The role of the doula in supporting breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding safety and techniques
  • Nurturing families with more than one infant
  • New mother care
  • New baby care
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Integrating the birth experience
  • The emotional transition of the new family
  • Ethical conduct of postpartum doulas
  • Business aspects of a doula practice
  • Prenatal contact
  • Postpartum mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Comforting touch for new mothers
  • Case scenarios - the doula's role
  • Comfort and care for new babies
  • Community resources

Course Notes

Required Texts (Click here for information on where to obtain texts.)

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler
  • Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall Klaus and Phyllis Klaus
  • Nurturing the Family by Jacqueline Kelleher
  • Beyond the Birth:  Family's Guide to Postpartum Mood Disorders (2010) by Dawn Gruen et al  available online for purchase, or the Bastyr bookstore

Recommended Texts

  • The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care by Salle Webber
  • Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott
  • Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multi-Cultural Society by Allen Ivey and Mary Ivey
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins

Instructor:

Two DONA-approved postpartum doula trainers, see Simkin Center Faculty, lead each Postpartum Doula Training.

Location

This course takes place at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

Contact us for nearby lodging information: 425-602-3361.