Postnatal Doula Training
Research evidence shows that the quality services of a Postnatal Doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family.
The postpartum doula is committed to the belief that support and care of a new mother and her family, during the early postnatal period, has long-term beneficial effects on the mother’s physical and mental health, and on her confidence and competence as a parent. By mothering the new mother at this critical time, the postnatal doula helps to strengthen the entire family unit.
A Postnatal Doula…
- Offers education, companionship and non-judgemental support during the postnatal fourth trimester.
- Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying.
- Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.
- And much, much more…
This course has been approved by Doulas of North America (DONA) International and is taught by a DONA approved trainer.
This DONA International approved workshop is a three day comprehensive program designed for the novice or experienced doula looking to be certified. Students that participate in and complete the program will be extremely well prepared to meet the needs of families during the postpartum period. Attendance at this course constitutes one step toward becoming a DONA International certified Doula.
For the list of pre-requisites necessary to attend this course visit the DONA International website at: http://www.dona.org/