Our training program consists of two separate courses, which may be taken individually or together:
Introductory Course for Doulas
This one-day Introductory Course is a childbirth education class designed specifically for the doula student and an introduction to becoming a Birth Doula. Participant's in this class will gain thorough knowledge of pregnancy, the labor & birth process, and deepen and broaden their perspective of birth. Attendance at this class satisfies DONA's childbirth education certification requirement. (See DONA’s certification page for alternatives to this requirement.) Click here for FAQs on the Childbirth Education Requirement for the Birth Doula Certification.
Doula Training Intensive Workshop
In this two-day workshop, participants learn about the Doula's role working with women and their partners during pregnancy and in each phase of the birthing process. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the emotional, psychological and physical needs of a laboring woman. During this workshop you will learn to:
Provide highly effective labor, breastfeeding and postpartum care & support
Support mothers and their partners in their choices and provide consistent physical and emotional care during their birthing experience
Provide continuous support and care when technology and/or medication become necessary
Conduct prenatal and postpartum visits with clients
Develop your own private Doula practice
Market and promote yourself as a Professional Doula
To register, visit http://www.sierrachildbirth.com/page6.html
During the birthing process the Doula plays an invaluable and unique role as protector, supporter, advocate and general assistant. Graduates of this program will be able to offer services in their community for assisting with births in a hospital, birth center, or at home.
This training often becomes the foundation upon which many childbirth professionals build their career.