Workshop Prerequisites​

PREREQUISITES: The idea is to come to workshop prepared with a base understanding of postpartum doulas and postpartum topics/issues. To learn more about becoming a Postpartum Certified Doula with DONA International, postpartum topics/issues and to prepare for workshop here are some helpful links:


Podcast: Postpartum Doulas, with Jackie Kelleher
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #71
What is a postpartum doula? How does she help smooth your transition as a family? Is she only helpful during the first few days? Can having one lessen your chances of postpartum mood disorders? What if you had a Cesarean, or your baby is extra sensitive? How can you find one? Jackie Kelleher tells us more.


Optional books about what we do as postpartum doulas and why:  (However, both of these are on our postpartum doula reading list so it's a great idea to add them to your studies now!) 

Nurturing the Family; A Guide For Postpartum Doulas by Jacqueline Kelleher

Nurturing Beginnings: Guide to Postpartum Care for Doulas and Community Outreach Workers by Debra Pascali Bonaro 



DONA International Website Links: 


Postpartum Doula's Role In Maternity Care,

Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice etc 

Postpartum Doula Certification - A Doulas Guide
(Scroll down to find the guide!) - Certification overview, financial investment, FAQs and Required Reading List) 


From The DONA Doula Chronicles Blog:

9 tips to get the most out of your doula workshop! 

8 best steps to take after your doula workshop! 



​You are now well on your way in preparing to support families as a professional postpartum doula! See you at a workshop soon!


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