Webinar - Exploring the Birth Professions: Becoming a Birth Doula at the Simkin Center

May 1st, 2014 10:30 AM   through   11:30 AM
Phone: (425) 602-3361
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Campus Online
Audience Anyone interested in working with childbearing women and families.
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Studying to become a birth doula is a great way to explore the rich and complex significance of childbirth in the lives of women and families. Doulas gain essential support skills and knowledge to empower birthing families, and by becoming a doula, you'll take the first step toward a professional role that is recognized and needed. Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST Cost: $0

Join us for the webinar and learn:

• What childbirth in the US is really like
• Why doulas are important to improving birth care
• The realities of doula practice and certification
• What to look for in a doula education program
• Features and benefits of the Simkin Center Birth Doula Skills Workshop
• Answers to your questions

Webinar presenters:
Annie Kennedy CD (PALS) Director of the Simkin Center

Kim James, CD(DONA, PALS), ICCE, LCCE, is an internationally approved birth doula, DONA International-approved birth doula trainer and an internationally-certified childbirth educator. Kim serves as the Washington state DONA International representative. Kim is an instructor for the Simkin Center Birth Doula Skills Workshop.

Since 1988, the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University educates and inspires leaders in the childbirth professions.  If you dream of serving women and families, our program delivers knowledge, tools and skills you can use immediately in your community.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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