September 22 2021 6:00 pm   through   December 15 2021 9:30 pm
online
UNITED STATES
Phone: 425.602.3361
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Full Registration $ 725.00
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Course Type: Birth Doulas
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12-week format from September 22, 2021 to December 15, 2021 on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9:30pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. (No classes Nov 25, Dec 1) This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period and want to learn with a close cohort of students and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA approved curriculum as the traditional 4 day intensive but offers a more spread out schedule for people who want more time to digest the material. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. We recommend registering sooner than later as, starting May 1st, our new rate of $725 will take effect and you are able to take advantage of our previous rate of $689. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will have to close registration once we have hit capacity. Registration will close entirely on September 15th. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.

The Curriculum

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, fetal development, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding
  • Components of prenatal care and the midwifery model of care
  • Emotions of pregnancy
  • Pain management techniques
  • Medical procedures used in labor
  • Labor variations and complications, including Cesarean birth
  • Communication and listening skills
  • The emotional and psychological aspects of giving birth and its significance in women's lives
  • The doula's role, professional ethics, standards of practice, and certification
  • Emotional support and physical comfort measures
  • Support for difficult labors, Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after Cesarean
  • Newborn care and breastfeeding support
  • Values clarification and cultural sensitivity
  • Includes Introduction to Childbearing (DONA International certification requirement)

Course Notes

Certificates of completion will only be issued to students present for all of the sessions and who have completed the Online Learning Modules. In order to receive your certificate of completion, you must complete all of the Online Learning Modules before the end of the workshop. Read Simkin Center Registration Policies

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

  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin (5th edition or latest). 

Instructors

Each Birth Doula workshop is led by a distinguished DONA International-approved trainer whose leadership is recognized in our professional maternity and childbirth 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, see Simkin Center Faculty. More information: see Simkin Center Website

Contact Us:
Call us at (425) 602-3361