March 1 2021 8:00 am   through   March 22 2021 6:00 pm
Online Event
UNITED STATES
Full Registration $ 689.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Postpartum Doulas
Location
Campus Kenmore Campus
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Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This 4-week format will be offered on Mondays, starting March 1. Training dates are: March 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 8am to 4:45pm (with several breaks in between). Full tuition-$689. Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines, we are offering this training virtually, via Zoom. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. REGISTER NOW-Registration will close February 22. If you have any questions, and/or interested in our Class Assistant position, please contact the Simkin Center at (425) 602-3361.

The curriculum

  • The role of the doula in supporting breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding safety and techniques
  • Nurturing families with more than one infant
  • New mother care
  • New baby care
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Integrating the birth experience
  • The emotional transition of the new family
  • Ethical conduct of postpartum doulas
  • Business aspects of a doula practice
  • Prenatal contact
  • Postpartum mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Comforting touch for new mothers
  • Case scenarios - the doula's role
  • Comfort and care for new babies
  • Community resources

Course Notes

Certificates of completion will only be issued to students present for all of the sessions each day. Read Simkin Center Registration Policies

Required Texts (Click here for information on where to obtain texts.)

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler

Choose one (1) of the following: 

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
  • Dr Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding by Jack Newman
  • Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage by Robin Kaplan
  • Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race and Injustice by Andrea Freeman
  • Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Mohrbacher 

Recommended Texts

  • The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care by Salle Webber
  • Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott
  • Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multi-Cultural Society by Allen Ivey and Mary Ivey
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins

Instructor:

Our Postpartum Doula workshop is led by a distinguished DONA International-approved trainer whose leadership is recognized in our professional maternity and postpartum communities.  Our trainers are active, working doulas with thriving doula practices in Seattle, Washington.  Guest lecturers of diverse cultural backgrounds are invited to speak on their areas of expertise in postpartum care. See Simkin Center Faculty  More Information regarding our Upcoming trainings: See Simkin Center Website