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:
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!
Ready to register now? Great!