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Doula Training

Nesting Doula Collective offers affordable training for black, indigenous, and people of colour who are interested in becoming a doula to serve clients on Vancouver Island.

Birth Doula Training for Diverse Communities - October 26-28, 2018

Trainers: Jay Duncan and Eva Bild

Full attendance is mandatory to receive a certificate of completion in addition to attending a prenatal series offered in your community. To learn more about DONA Certification please visit www.dona.org/become-a-doula.

 

Prenatal classes are being offered free of charge at Mothering Touch for all participants of this training. We recommend that these classes be completed before the Oct. 26-28 training. Here is what is involved:

  1. Choose the dates that best suit your schedule: https://www.motheringtouch.ca/choosing_childbirth_preparation/

  2. Register for the class by called Mothering Touch at (250) 595-4905. There is no fee.

  3. Arrive 1/2 hour before the class, and stay after the class to help with set-up and tear-down.

  4. Sign a letter saying you will respect clients' privacy.

  5. Commit to attending and participating the whole series.

Fee: We charge fees on a sliding scale between $100-$500 to make this training accessible for students, low income and underemployed participants. Full bursaries are available for certain circumstances.

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

  • Serving cultural and gender diversity

  • 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