March 15th, 2013 8:00 AM   through   March 18th, 2013 5:00 PM
4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard
Bastyr University California
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

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Phone: 858-246-9704
Full Registration $ 689.00
Course Type: Postpartum Doulas
Campus San Diego Campus
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. Friday - Monday, March 15-18, 2013 8am-5pm $649

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

  • 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


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

More Information: See Simkin Center Website


All courses are held at Bastyr University unless otherwise noted.

For information on lodging options and a map, please click here.

Contact Us :
Call us at (425) 602-3361