Content Overview

Module ONE

  • Spacious stillness
  • What is a doula?
  • Ethics and Scope of Practice
  • Significance of birth & its long-term impact
  • Physiology of labour
  • Doula’s role in the various stages of labour
  • Becoming calm and centered
  • Techniques for emotional care

Module TWO

  • Hospitals and how to negotiate the space
  • A doula’s role in difficult labours and informed decision making
  • C-section & VBAC
  • The birth partner’s role
  • Listening skills
  • Trust

Module THREE

  • Prenatal care and birth plans
  • Newborn care
  • An introduction to breastfeeding
  • Postnatal care
  • PPMD

Module FOUR

  • Sacred birth and the incoming soul
  • Cultural competency
  • Sexual abuse
  • Death & grief

Module FIVE

  • Looking after the doula
  • The business of being a doula
  • Post course support
  • Review, closing & feedback
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