Post Natal Doula Training

The training and skills you need to become a Post Natal Doula. Because the more a mother is cared for, the more easily she can care for her baby.

Mothers are critical to our whole society’s wellbeing. This Post Natal Doula training gives you the skills to deeply and powerfully care for mothers in the fundamental way of the Doula - with deep respect, trust in mother’s innate instincts, good information and excellent resources.

This program is facilitated by Sunderai Felich and special guests who all bring an abundance of expertise in new parenthood.

The program is over 10 weeks, every Friday commencing on July 15, 2016. 10am-2pm at The Gestalt Centre, Northcote.

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Outline of course week by week

 

Skills to help mother the mother

Week 1 Your story as a baby and as a mother.
Exploring what is post natal support. If you could have it what post natal support would be ideal for you.

Week 2 The role of the post natal doula. What services do you provide.
Immediate after birth support for the whole family.

Week 3 Basic mothercraft skills ie bathing, appropriate clothing, wraps etc.

 

Skills to provide a relaxed and supportive environment

Week 4 An understanding of early childhood development from birth to 12 months.
Supporting siblings.

Week 5 Baby Massage, Relaxation and meditation skills.
Developing listening skills.
Breastfeeding, settling & sleeping

Week 6 Your experience as a baby. Your experience as a mother.
Bottle feeding, supplementary feeding, expressing. Common problems and solutions.

Week 7 Settling and Sleeping. Common problems and approaches. Mother baby units/support in the home. Co-sleeping/attachment parenting. Ongoing support for the whole family. Latest research.

Week 8 Post Natal Depression. Birth Debriefing.

 

Special needs and marketing yourself

Week 9 Unexpected outcomes
Special care nursery. Disability. Death. How you can support as a post natal doula.

Week 10 Marketing yourself as a post natal doula. Your vision. Networking. Creating your logo, business name and website.