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April 4th, 2014 8:00 AM   through   April 12th, 2014 5:30 PM
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
3670 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
UNITED STATES

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Full Registration $ 689.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Birth Doulas
Location
Campus Seattle Clinic
Audience
Audience the public, professionals and others interested in childbirth vocations
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Learn responsive birth support in 4 days. Team-taught by world class faculty since 1988. Fridays & Saturdays, April 4-5 & 11-12, 2014 8am-5:30pm $649

The Curriculum

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, fetal development, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding
  • Components of prenatal care and the midwifery model of care
  • Emotions of pregnancy
  • Pain management techniques
  • Medical procedures used in labor
  • Labor variations and complications, including Cesarean birth
  • Communication and listening skills
  • The emotional and psychological aspects of giving birth and its significance in women's lives
  • The doula's role, professional ethics, standards of practice, and certification
  • Emotional support and physical comfort measures
  • Support for difficult labors, Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after Cesarean
  • Newborn care and breastfeeding support
  • Values clarification and cultural sensitivity
  • Includes Introduction to Childbearing (DONA International certification requirement)

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 (must be read prior to class)
  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin 2013
  • The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Marshall Klaus, Phyllis Klaus, and John Kennell
  • Beyond the Birth: A Family's Guide to Postpartum Mood Disorders by Gruen et. al.

Instructor

Two DONA-approved birth doula trainers, see Simkin Center Faculty, lead each Birth Doula Training.
More information: See Simkin Center Website

Location

For a map and directions, please click here.

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