Preparing the Parents
Become a trained Doula!
Training dates: Friday, Dec. 1-3, 2023 VIRTUAL
April 26-28, 2024: In person, N. Idaho
Each day runs 9:00-5:00
I have been a Birth Doula Trainer for 23 years, through DONA.org (the first and most recognized Doula Training organization.) I am now training women to become doulas through my many years as a trainer and birth doula. Many women desire to become certified, and that can be achieved by attending a DONA.org birth doula training. While it is an excellent goal, it is not required to become certified in this area, as most hospitals don't ask if the doula is certified. The training is the most important component.
The training is 3 days long, and at the end of the class, you can refer to yourself as a professionally trained Birth Doula. There are additional requirements that should be achieved at your own pace and personal needs.
The three day training will run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 1: Virtual through Zoom: The importance of childbirth education and how this first step provides the educational component towards your success as a birth doula. This class will cover all aspects of the birth process, both for unmedicated as well as medicated births, and cesarean delivery. We will cover the process of labor and delivery, terminology, hospital interventions, medications and unexpected outcomes. The class will cover breathing techniques, positions and hands on practice.
There will be required reading prior to the class.
Required reading: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, by Penny Simkin
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
Day 2 and 3: VIRTUAL. This 14-hour workshop covers the many aspects of becoming a doula:
Staying within the Scope of practice, Professionalism, and Ethics in the role as a doula.
Marketing and connecting with your clients.
Prenatal visits, professional forms, and communication.
The reality of being "On-call" (and what that means to your lifestyle): the importance of back up and/or a doula partnership.
Communication, Birth Plans, doula-client forms and your responsibility to the couple and the profession.
Comfort skills and techniques: role of the partner: positions for labor and birth.
Dealing with birth challenges and unexpected outcomes.
Support directly after the birth and beyond
Postpartum Visit and closure
A "Certificate of Attendance" from your Birth Doula Workshop
Fee for the Birth Doula Workshop: $400 for the full 3 days: A deposit of $200.00 is required to hold your place, balance due at the workshop.
Ways to pay: Venmo to @StaceyMScarborough58 or: Check in the mail to: Stacey Scarborough
821 W. Cheyenne Ave. Hayden, ID 83835
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