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November 4 2021 8:00 am   through   November 7 2021 5:00 pm
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone: (425) 602-3361
Interest List $ 0.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Postpartum Doulas
Campus Kenmore Campus
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Gain postnatal competence, tools & resources in 4 days. Event dates: Thursday-Sunday, November 4th-7th, 2021. Please be aware that this training will be offered as retreat on campus (Kenmore) including overnight lodging and meals. For more information regarding this retreat, please call Alex at (425) 602-3378 or Marissa at (425) 602-3361. If you are interested please add your name and this will reserve a spot and we will let you know when registration is open.

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

There is NO required reading for this training


Our DONA-approved postpartum doula trainer, see Simkin Center Faculty, lead each Postpartum Doula Training.

More Information: See Simkin Center Website