March 5 2021 8:00 am   through   March 26 2021 5:30 pm
online
UNITED STATES
Phone: 425.602.3361
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Full Registration $ 689.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Birth Doulas
Location
Campus Online
Audience
Audience The public, professionals and others interested in childbirth vocations
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4-week format from March 5,12,19 and 26, 2021 on Fridays 8am-5:30pm taught by instructor, Laurie Levy. This course is perfect for people who can dedicate a whole day to the live-taught class on a weekday and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes as well as 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins. Registration will close February 25, 2021. Please contact us directly for more information on our Zoom Class Assistant positions at (425) 602-3361. NOTE: Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines regarding social distancing, we are offering this class virtually, via Zoom. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered.

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.) Latest editions encouraged.

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler (must be read prior to class)
  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
  • The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Marshall Klaus, Phyllis Klaus, and John Kennell

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 Website.

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