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Birth Doula Skills Workshop SEP-DEC, 2023 (online) is a Course

Birth Doula Skills Workshop SEP-DEC, 2023 (online)

Sep 6, 2023 - Dec 6, 2023

$725 Enroll

Full course description

Course Dates and Time

Live-Remote via Zoom, Wednesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm PST

September 6, 2023 to December 6, 2023 (no class November 22)

 

The course is virtual with one in-person, hands-on class (a live virtual feed will also be available, date to be determined). This course has approximately 2 hours of coursework in between virtual meetings.

 

Registration deadline is August, 30, 2023.

 

Course Details
This Simkin Center doula training is intended for those desiring a deep dive into the curriculum as they prepare to enter doula work. Our 12-week format fosters a community of peer support with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

 

This course meets or exceeds certification requirements for hours and content by many certification organizations. Please note that this is not a DONA approved training. For those who wish to pursue certification through DONA International, please see our upcoming in-person DONA approved trainings. This course meets the birth doula workshop prerequisite for the Bastyr Midwifery Program.

 

Participants receive additional information, including login information once registered. We offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the virtual Zoom classroom in exchange for a discounted tuition. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.

 

To review the Simkin Center refund and cancellation policy visit https://bastyr.edu/simkin-center-allied-birth-vocations (scroll down to Registration Policies à Cancellation, Transfer & Refund Policy)

The Curriculum

·         Mechanics, emotions and phases of childbirth

·         History and current impact of birth support in the US

·         Equity, inclusion and advocacy in birth work

·         Creating a vision for your practice

·         Sustainability in your doula practice

·         Intro to business

·         Physical support in labor

·         Breast/chestfeeding and the newborn

·         Supporting complicated births

·         Postpartum contact

·         Supporting home birth and hospital births

·         Facilitating communication with providers

 

Course Notes
Certificates of completion are issued only to students present for all sessions and who complete all required work before the end of the workshop.

 

Required Text 
“The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions” by Penny Simkin (5th edition or latest)

 

Click here for information on where to obtain texts.

 

Instructor
Laurie Levy, MA, LMP, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, holds a Master’s in Counseling. She received her birth doula certification through DONA International. She is a licensed massage practitioner, certified childbirth educator, and instructor of human anatomy and physiology. Laurie loves helping new doulas discern how to show up for their clients, themselves, and their communities. Much of her birth doulas trainings focus on understanding of self and building community, two skills that are integral to success in birthwork. More information about Laurie can be found at 
www.laurielevy.net and on the Swedish Hospital website.

 

Most of our trainings provide guest speakers who share their areas of expertise and bring a wealth of diversity and wisdom to our learning communities. We are proud that our guest speakers include a roster of actively working local doulas who share their pathways to success.

 

See Simkin Center Faculty

 

Contact Us
(425) 602-3361
simkincenter@bastyr.edu
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