Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula Training
"It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot of information about how to support a mother before , during, and after labor in the Holistic Doula Class. I learned techniques that will help mother to be with pain comfort levels. The instructor Mrs. Tyehimba was very knowledgeable about the topics that she taught. It was a great experience overall with a lot of information that I can use in supporting expected mothers."
"I enrolled in the virtual Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula Training. The materials, curriculum and working with the class via internet was good. The training gave lots of information, tools, and support during and after training. The instructor's experience and expertise were greatly reassuring."
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Join Us For Our Virtual Holistic Doula Training
Next Training is March 2-3 & 9-10, 2024!
Our 4-day training will be packed full of information, tools, and support. You will learn the skills needed to be a trained Doula. You will receive the education specialized to help you guide and support families during the sacred and special journey of bringing life into the world. We hope you will join us! To speak to an instructor one on one and get support on your doula journey, book a free consultation today!
What is a Doula?
A Holistic Doula is a birth worker with the skills to guide as well as nurture during the sacred journey of bringing life into the world. This person offers wellness from a balanced physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual point of view and gives families the love and care that is needed for a positive pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum experience. There a many reasons why people choose to be a birth worker, let us support you on your journey to help families!
Becoming a Certified Holistic Doula
Attending the Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula training is your first step toward becoming a Certified Holistic Doula. There's more work to do after the training to become certified. As you should expect with any legitimate training! A Certified Holistic Doula is a Birth and Postpartum Doula that also offers Holistic & Alternative Therapies for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Certification requirements include attendance, experiences, written assignments, and exams.
You don't have to wait to be certified to start your career, though. As soon as you complete the training, you can start providing services as a doula while you work toward certification.
Holistic Doula Training Curriculum
* Holistic & Alternative Therapies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
* Sacred and Traditional Ancestral Practices
* Use of Crystals, Healing Sounds, Visualization, Aromatherapy, and Meditation
* Reproductive Anatomy
* Pregnancy Physiology
* Medical Terminology
* History and Role of the Birth and Postpartum Doula
* History of Midwifery
* Cultural Awareness and Humility Skills
* Prenatal Care
* Rebozo Techniques
* Compassionate Support Skills
* Labor and Birth Care
* Prenatal Yoga and Dance
* All Birthing Options: Unassisted/free birth, Birth Center, Hospital, Home Birth
* The Role of the Partner
* Birth Plan/Wishes Preparation
* Breastfeeding Education & Support
* Infant Care including Baby Bonding Techniques
*Emotional Wellness and Loss Support
* Doula Business 101
* Learn about the multiple types of doula specialties
* Each module includes written assignments, reading summaries, quizzes, and activities
* Required Final Exam
Additional Books & Supplies
All items listed below are required for class and are not included in the cost of training. These items may be purchased on Amazon or any major retailer of your choice.
Required Books bring to class: (use most up-to-date editions; books can be purchased on Amazon):
The Doula Book 3rd Edition by Klaus, Klaus, and Kennell
The Birth Partner 4th Edition by Penny Simpkin
Supplies needed for class to assist you during hands-on demonstrations:
Comfort Measures - One Exercise Ball (Labor/Birthing Ball)- 55cm(S), 65cm(M) or 75cm(L)
Baby Wearing - one of the following:
-Neotech Care Baby Wrap Carrier - Cotton - Breathable & Adjustable - for Infant, Newborn, Toddler
-Moby Wrap/Boba Baby Wrap
-4 yards of fabric
-Flat Twin/Full Bed Sheet
Rebozo for Comfort Measures and Labor Positions- one of the following:
-Traditional Rebozo Shawl
-Large Winter Scarf
Belly Binding- you can buy the bind already made or make your own
-9 inches wide and 16 yards long, breathable non-stretchy cotton, usually muslin.
Ingredients for Postpartum Protein Snack Balls/Lactation Cookies
-1 cup oats
-⅔ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
-½ cup flax meal
-1 Tbsp chia seeds
-1 Tbsp hemp hearts
-½ cup nut butter or sunflower seed butter
-½ cup honey
-Optional additions: cocoa powder, handful of chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit, nuts, seeds
Meet Your Instructors
We are here to educate, support, and guide you through your Holistic Doula Journey!
Learn more about us on Meet Your Team!