dial a doula TRAINING
This is the foundation of your training, providing you with the solid basis on which to build your development as a Doula.
The training focuses on learning the hands on skills of supporting families before during and after childbirth as well as preparing for your own business as a working doula.
Doula Foundation Training includes:
- Guest Speakers: Lactation Consultants, Naturopaths, Midwives, Obstetricians, Post Natal Depression Counsellors and experienced doulas.
- Hands on learning including; touch and massage techniques Rebozo Shawl Method, Birth Hypnosis, breathing, relaxation and more.
- Visualisations, Mandalas, Blessingways and other rituals to connect with deeper realms
and give doulas skills to bring to their birthing families.
Feb1-April 5 & April 26-June 28 2019
The training incorporates 20 half days - 10am - 2pm on Fridays during the school term.
129 Miller St.
gestalt therapy australia
333 heidelberg road
$2,500 with a $500 deposit
Payment plans available.
birth stories & choices
Introduction to Training – overview of the modules, exploring What is a Doula, Why are you here?Your birth stories
Birth Stories - Sharing your stories and experiences of Birth,
Birth Choices – what are the options for women in Melbourne, hospital, birth centers,
private and public, home birth – statistics, options and experiences of different hospitals.
As well as prenatal testing
understanding the stages of labour
Last few weeks of pregnancy – exploring the state of mind of women, relationship to
due dates, support strategies. Last month of pregnancy is pre labour. Preparing for labour.
Early Labour labour strategies and positions.
Stages of labour. Support required at different stages.
understanding birth & interventions
Birth water birth, home births, hospital births etc.
Interventions – exploring what is intervention? induction, pain relief, epidurals, monitoring, etc.
Caesarean birth and unexpected outcomes.
3rd stage – exploring the placenta, cutting and not cutting the cord, lotus birth.
Immediately After Birth - brand new babies. first breath, first gaze, first hour.
Breastfeeding - benefits, common challenges and how a doula can support breastfeeding.
Life with new baby, sleep, relationships, post natal depression.
Other useful tools, - Rebozo shawl, massage, hypnosis, aromatherapy, acupressure.
Complimentary medicine - Chinese medicine, homoeopathy.
working as a doula
Doula’s and partners – how to support the partner, how to work together.
Working as a doula – your doula vision, being on call etc.
The business of being a doula, marketing and self promotion – goal setting.