VANCOUVER ISLAND DOULA INTENSIVE:
Canada Day Long Weekend June 28, 29, 30 and July 1, 2019
Collective Space, 166 Station St., Duncan BC
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $525 ($100 non-refundable deposit to get pre-reading binder, balance due one week before course begins)
This 4 day course will give you the skills to assist women giving birth. We put an emphasis in the course on the ability of the pregnant/birthing woman to take charge of self-care such as checking her blood pressure, weighing herself, urinalysis, and cervical dilation checks. Doula services are in demand. There is a pre-reading requirement. Please call (604) 714 0377 for further information and to register for the course.
What to bring: 3 ring binder (pre reading material), pen, gestation wheel (contained in the pre-reading package) and your date book (or other agenda).
DAY 1: Introduction, Review of pre-reading, Hospital Do’s and Don’ts, Medical Terms to know.
Stages of a normal birth, how to recognize by external observation
Designing a doula business for fun and profit.
DAY 2 Prenatal counseling, client history-taking, using art therapy and guided imagery to create an ideal birth plan.
Visualization, birth coaching, tricks of the trade for comfort and relaxation.
DAY 3: Medications and interventions (antibiotics, induction, augmentation, managed third stage).
The amazing newborn. How to examine a newborn, signs of wellness, recognizing when to call for medical help. Breastfeeding counseling.
DAY 4: Assisting in special situations e.g. waterbirth, vaginal birth after cesarean, stillbirths, miscarriages.
Nutritional counseling . Beyond the 4 food groups. Practical and helpful ways to individualize diet and lifestyle improvement for pregnant couples.
There will be an exam at the end of the course and successful students will receive certification.
Please email if you need more information. firstname.lastname@example.org