Postpartum Doula Trainings
The Postpartum Doula training is step one in supporting people after the baby arrives. In a culture that moves at the speed of light, and where many people do not get the time or support they need after birth, a postpartum doula is an anchor for a new family.
Postpartum Doula training weekends run Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am–4:30pm.
The weekend postpartum training topics include:
*roles, scope and limits of the postpartum doula
*infant care basics
*breastfeeding: current research, getting off to a good support, myths and truths
*easing in to postpartum life, the early weeks, the “fourth trimester”
*healing the postpartum body
*the role and creation of ritual in the postpartum period
*standing on the shoulders of our ancestors vs. cultural appropriation–why it matters
*postpartum depression and mood disorders: signs, symptoms, treatment
*sex, relationships, cultural expectations placed on “motherhood”
*building your business and your practice
*myths and truths: co sleeping, swaddling, attachment
*A day in the life of a postpartum doula–putting it in to practice