If we continue to view the birthing paradigm in the way we are right now, we will lead to more systematization, more fragmentation, more fear, and more intervention. Despite of such a strong movement, which clearly puts forth evidence-based practices for good childbearing and child rearing, we are moving further away from that goal.
Labour support or having caring people around in labour, is not a new idea. That’s how women have given birth over through ages. There is more to birth than just the reproductive parts and science. There is more to life ...
A good doula program cannot be about only what the Professionally Trained Doula can do... how would that be any different than what a good doctor can do?
A good program gives us the insight, reflective capacity and compassion along with the understanding of how labour birth may unfold beyond the narrow focus of getting the anatomy to function.
Some of these 'people' skill we can only experience and refine in connection to other people. Many of our life skills are learnt by interaction, observation and reflection. Considering the nature of the work, the learning processes and the time and distance most of us may have, The Doula Collective presents a Doula Training program that’s interactive, allows the student to move at your their pace, offers support to the degree is need, similar to the ethos of doula work
1. Curriculum is divided into small modules
2. Weekly group interactions, online with in person contact
4. Each session recorded for review along with needed study material
5. Layered approach developing knowledge and skill
Basic Doula Skills
Anatomy and Physiology
Exploring the subconscious
More about the prenate
Supporting transition into parenthood
Trauma Informed Care
More about the newborn