Mothering Touch Birth Doula Workshops are DONA-Approved and taught by Eva Bild who has been working as a doula for over 20 years and has been training doulas since 2005.
This 28-hour workshop includes THREE of the requirements for Birth Doula Certification by DONA International:
- Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas - 7 hours
- Birth Doula Workshop - 18 hours
- Breastfeeding Workshop - 3 hours
Topics covered will include:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Childbirth
- The Stages of Labour
- Labour - a Physical and Emotional Process
- Common Medical Interventions in Childbirth
- Labour Support Techniques - How to Help a Woman in Labour
- Hands-on Practice of Comfort Measures
- Listening and Communication Skills
- Pre and Post-natal Visits - What a Doula Covers when Meeting with a Client
- Breastfeeding - A Partnership between the Mother, the Baby, the Breast and the Doula
- Your Doula Business - how to get clients and what to do when you get them!
- Meet the Doulas - established local doulas will come and talk about their experiences working in Victoria
- How to achieve certification with DONA International - the World's Premier Doula Association
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin (2013 edition) is the manual for the Birth Doula Training Workshop. You must own a copy and bring it to the workshop.
Please read it before the workshop. This will give you the background information that you need to get the most out of the workshop.
We would also like you to read either
The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (2011) by Ann Douglas
Pregnancy, Childbirth and The Newborn, The Complete Guide (2016) by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley and Ann Keppler
before the workshop begins.
All of these books may be purchased at The Mothering Touch Centre. We also have a few copies in our lending library.
Instructor: Eva Bild, MA, CD(DONA), LCCE
Schedule: 4 consecutive days from 9am to 5:30pm
There will be two 15-minute breaks and a one-hour lunch break each day.
Coffee, tea, juice, water and snacks will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.
Location: The Mothering Touch Centre
Fee: $550 +GST