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Community Based Birth & Postpartum Doula Training
Welcome Home is so thrilled to welcome Teri Nava-Anderson to our birth center for a 5-day Community-Based Birth & Postpartum Doula training.
SCHEDULE: Feb 7-9 and 15-16 from 10am-6:30pm.
LOCATION: 4500 47th Avenue, Suite 5, Sacramento, California
ABOUT THE TRAINING Teri Nava-Anderson and Harmony Doula Mentoring is committed to training community-based doulas to serve the members of their own community. It is our mission to increase access to doula care for every member of our community and increase knowledge of the unique health disparities facing pregnant people in the Central Valley, thereby leading to greater equity and better birth outcomes for all.
Our Community-Based Doula Training Program is a 40-hour course designed to build the confidence, knowledge, and skills of a Community-Based Doula, guiding them toward a great start to a successful career as a childbirth and postpartum professional. It incorporates an introduction to birth and postpartum doula work as well as many of our advanced doula skills courses, for a truly well-rounded experience designed to help a new doula feel confident that they can support birthing and postpartum people and families to the fullest of their abilities. Whether a doula's clients are choosing hospital, birth center, or home births, this course will help them to have the skills they need to provide compassionate, culturally competent emotional and physical support, using evidence-based practices from both new innovations and and time-honored traditions.
In the course, students will learn: * The history and role of the doula, how to work well with other members of the birth and postpartum team, the research into the benefits of having doula for birthing and postpartum people. * The anatomy, chemistry, and physiology of labor; interventions and augmentations available in integrative medicine, and their associated benefits and risks. * A holistic approach to the year surrounding birth, including nutrition and physical and emotional wellness. * Skills for providing physical and emotional support in both pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period; theories regarding pain and the potentials consequences of fear in labor, strategies and tools for comfort, coping, and reducing fear and anxiety. * Basic breastfeeding support skills and information on perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders for the pregnant person and partner(s). * Critical thinking skills for assessing research and evidence. * Effective communication, active listening, conflict resolution, and advocacy skills. * Marketing and business organizational skills.
DAILY AGENDA: * Day 1: Intro to Community-Based Doulas; the Anatomy, Chemistry, and Physiology of Labor; Medical Interventions and Augmentations * Day 2: Labor Support Skills and Tool Kit: prenatal body balancing, understanding pelvic floor health, rebozo use, acupressure, and coping * Day 3: The Immediate Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support * Day 4: Trauma-informed Care (ACEs and Birth Trauma); Supporting Postpartum Recovery at Home; Aromatherapy and Herbal Safety * Day 5: Inclusive Communication and Business Skills