The Professional Doula Program combines online training, community, & in person skills to prepare you for an exciting career as a Professional Doula!
This instructor-guided program combines:
The program is guided by your instructor Ana Hill. The online portion of the program includes seven self-paced learning modules complemented by live online training sessions. The modules include resources to enrich your learning and enhance your skills. You will have access to the online learning portal for one year.
The structure of this workshop helps you build community from the very first day with group discussions, independent activities you’ll complete with your classmates, and a private online discussion group. When you have completed your training course, you will be added to the online Alumni community.
This program also includes a robust printed training manual and a full day hands-on skills session held in the Denver metro area (required for program graduation). Skills Day is scheduled about six weeks after the beginning of the program; details will be provided shortly.
Welcome, welcome! In this Introductory module, you'll find the course schedule, the intake form (get that back to me pronto so your materials can be mailed to you!), a downloadable copy of your certification documentation (a hard copy comes with your course materials), and some general housekeeping notes. Congratulations on starting your journey!
What is a doula, really?
The Flow of Labor and Support Techniques for Labor
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A wonderful book discussing the evidence based use of interventions is Babies are not Pizzas by Rebecca Decker.
[M]otherboard Birth started off as an online graphic birth plan interface, and has become an amazing educational tool for expectant families and professionals alike.
InJoy Health Education provides videos, curriculum, and resources for parent education. These videos are commonly used in hospitals and other facilities as well as in many other locations.
Circumcision - The Movie (rental)
Breastfeeding Basics Class, Breastfeeding Support for the Doula, and Support After Baby