My Birth Know How Doula Course is designed for women who wish to work at, and fulfil the role of the Doula. Also a perfect start for mothers; sisters, aunties, and grandmothers who have a rapport with their pregnant relative or friend and who want to offer them womanly support around the time of their maternity care experience.
Physiology of pregnancy and birth
Basic physical comforts a Doula can offer, maximising natural birth practices.
Learn skills such as basic massage for birth, pain coping, relaxation, clear communication without getting into conflict – all in one place!
Maximising communication between the mother and her care providers
Giving birth by caesarean and beyond
Welcoming Babies and maximising meeting baby’s needs.
Walk the Laborynth of Birth and use reflective journals
Facilitation from an experienced homebirth midwife and homeopath; teacher of Doulas, and parent educationer who has worked with Doulas within a hospital and home setting.
Clear workbook for participants that show the tasks needed to be completed and the expected learning outcomes, Links, Book list and Research evidence on Doulas.
Introduction to Reflective Practice – crucial in the area of birth whereby women will be experiencing different pregnancies, births and be from various backgrounds – the Doula will be in the world of having to adapt to circumstances and people on the road to never ending self-improvement.
Mentorship, Peer support, Certification and accreditation
As a midwife in hospital or homes I have enabled women (and men) to support women in birth through love, language and benevolent leadership.