Every Birth Matters
Location: West Midlands, London, Ireland and various locations
Course Type: Birth Doula Preparation, Postnatal Doula Preparation
This three day preparation course will lay the foundations for you to work competently as a doula. Bringing the knowledge and skills you have now, time will be spent exploring different topics to begin building the foundations for your work as birth and postnatal doula. This is an opportunity for you to understand the role of a doula, how you can work as a doula and for you to begin thinking about what you can offer a mother and her family depending on their needs. We will explore working alongside healthcare professionals to enhance the care given to the birthing mother. I have been teaching for over twelve years and so I have designed this course to take us through a range of activities that will meet your learning needs. All you need to do is be willing, open minded and have a passion for wanting to nurture women and their families through pregnancy, labour and parenting. Be prepared to go on a journey of discovery and self-actualisation. We create a safe space that immediately gets you interacting and acknowledging the amazing work Doulas do.
What is the course structure?
Pre-course assignment ~ this gives you the opportunity for some reflective practice, and to
build on your knowledge and skills with a fully comprehensive assignment that consists of
questions that will enhance your learning experience and prepare you for your post course work. This research task also allows you to practice your research skills. Prior to the course there will be a one hour online discussion where we can introduce ourselves.
Three day workshop ~ the workshop is action packed with a range of activities where you will have time to think and reflect as well as work with the other supportive delegates discussing, reflecting, questioning and exploring the birthing world and why women want to hire a doula? All the course content covers the Doula UK curriculum and more. You will have the opportunity to write a learning journal and action set points for your journey as a doula after the course finishes. The days will run 9.30am to 6pm (later on the second evening).
Post coursework ~ after three full days of exploration and self-discovery, you might want to take a few days to digest. Then when you are ready you can begin your post course assignments. There are seven tasks altogether which I encourage you to take time digesting and preparing. These assignments will give you further self-acknowledgement about how you can work as a doula as well as expanding further on the birth world that surrounds you as a doula. It creates an opportunity for networking and beginning your work with your first client, through which you will be supported. Every delegate will receive written and verbal feedback.
What will you receive?
- Full support from me throughout you working as a doula
- Course that meets the core curriculum content for Doula UK
- Comprehensive Resource File
- Handouts on the course
- Online resources via the Every Birth Matters website
- Online support in a private Every Birth Matters Forum with other doulas and educators
- Comprehensive student discount on insurance so you can begin your practice
- Access to various E-books such as Ina May Gaskin, Solution Focused Therapy plus many more
- 10% of further CPD courses
- Further online 90 minute Breastfeeding Class that you can share with your clients
- Free Listing on my website (name, business name, email, phone number and website)
- Further discounts of other partnering services.
All delegates will receive an Every Birth Matters bag with goodies to use yourself and with your
clients. Once you have received your doula certification you can register as a member of Doula UK and begin the mentoring program. Please note on occasion this course will run as a residential ~ please contact me to discuss this.
Please check the Every Birth Matters website for up and coming dates.
If you want this course to come to an area near you please get in touch to discuss your
requirements ~ discounted course available for host of a course.
Any questions please do ask.
Confidence ~ Empower ~ Knowledge