DONA Postpartum Doula Training
What is a postpartum doula? DONA postpartum doulas offer education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester. They assist with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying. They also offer evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing, coping skills for new parents and refer family members to specialists or other professionals when necessary. Postpartum doulas are able to set their own schedules and may work with a family for a few weeks to a few months.
Postpartum doula training, October 2014, The Lotus Project
Postpartum doula training focuses on preparing the doula to support the family after birth and to help them have the best possible outcomes. She learns about the physical and psychological needs of the postpartum period and development of the newborn. The doula receives training on breastfeeding skills and support, support of the woman with postpartum depression, support for the partner, fostering bonding, multiples, grief and loss, and the importance of referrals to competent and appropriate professionals and support groups. Training includes educating the family on infant care, newborn characteristics, coping skills and supporting the mother.
This workshop is a Doulas of North America (DONA) approved training. It will satisfy DONA requirements for classroom hours. The course is designed for those that are exploring new career options, or childbirth professionals and others already offering support to new and expectant families. Throughout the class participants will engage in exercises, activities, and discussion designed to integrate new information with personal and professional experiences. The course covers the basics of postpartum care , including business start up. This fun and interactive workshop will introduce the role of the postpartum Doula. A valuable course for students just beginning their career as well as those seeking to enrich their existing Doula practice.
When you become a DONA certified postpartum doula, you gain a respected credential. DONA International certification means that you have met a high international standard, ensuring mothers and families that you will adhere to the highest standards of conduct and ethics. As a DONA certified postpartum doula, you will be prepared to offer the families you serve evidence-based information and support on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents. Your certification shows families that you are prepared to help them successfully transition into a new family dynamic.
April 24-26 (Friday-Sun)
$550/person (use the promo code BIRD to get $100 off!)
4-month payment plan available
Complete the following postpartum doula workshop prerequisites (A and B) PRIOR to attending your DONA approved postpartum doula workshop:
A. Complete at least one (1) of the following, and bring proof of it to the workshop:
1. Successful completion of one (1) of the following approved on-line study programs:
- Lactation Education Resources – affordably-priced Complete Self-Learning Program.
- Breastfeeding Basics – free on-line independent study program. Accessing_registering_BreastfeedingBasicsOnLine09-10-12
- Breastfeeding Class Observation Form confirming participation in a minimum three (3) hour breastfeeding workshop covering the basics of breastfeeding offered to birth and postpartum related professionals (preferred), such as those offered at conferences or in conjunction with DONA approved workshops. The workshop must be taught by an educator with recognized breastfeeding credentials (IBCLC, CLE or CLC). BreastfeedingForm
2. Proof of completion of lactation consultant, breastfeeding peer counselor or community breastfeeding educator training. Confirming participation in a minimum three (3) hour breastfeeding workshop covering the basics of breastfeeding offered to birth and postpartum related professionals (preferred), such as those offered at conferences or in conjunction with DONA approved workshops. The workshop must be taught by an educator with recognized breastfeeding credentials (IBCLC, CLE or CLC). Proof of completion of lactation consultant, breastfeeding peer counselor or community breastfeeding educator training.
B. Read at least one book from each of the following three categories from the Postpartum Doula Required Reading List (PDF):
- “Becoming a Mother”
- “The Newborn”
A little about the trainer, Jesse Remer:
My unique offering provides you with an intimate, hands-on experience. As a learner you will feel nourished and as an aspiring doula you will grow with natural inspiration and skills. Here’s a few highlights.1. DONA-approved. This means you may use your certification as a doula anywhere in the world2. I’m the Foundress of Mother Tree. Mother Tree has provided thousands of families with support in the childbearing year over the
last decade.3. I am the Lead doula at Providence Portland providing a new team-based model for CNM, RN and doula care that is going to be launched into insurance reimbursement model in 2014 for the State of Oregon Traditional Healthcare Workers Act. Very exciting for the doula profession to receive this recognition and employment opportunities.4. I’ve personally supported thousands of families as a doula, childbirth educator , infant screener and birth doula trainer.5. Stories and experiences from the thousands of families we’ve supported here at Mother Tree over the last decade (and dozens of
doula’s wisdom).6. Experiences from my current work leading the Providence team based doula care and my midwifery training.7. Ongoing support for certification with student birth leads, advanced training and intern opportunities.
Jesse Remer CD/PCD(DONA), BDT/PDT(DONA),LCCE
Mother Tree (DONA) Certified Birth Doula
DONA International Birth & Postpartum Doula Trainer
Lamaze Childbirth Educator
Mother Tree LLC, Founder