I have been getting lots of positive response about the course, so I have decided to give you all some more details - here below is an outline ... remembering that the best class plans are never followed to the letter!
Birth Companions Doula Course
a knowledge-based, hands-off approach
This course is the first of three levels of the Birth Companions doula program. It includes 24 hours of class time.
When you have completed this level, you will be eligible to accompany clients from the Montreal Birth Companions volunteer doula program, under my mentorship and with a partner doula. Once you have completed three volunteer births, you will be able to proceed to Level Two, after which you will be able to work as a private practice doula.
The course will integrate theory and practice. Shadowing and mentoring may take place throughout.
Bring your own experiences, a notebook, your hands and an open heart. We will utilize The Birth Conspiracy as our main reference. The book will be available on or before the first class. The cost is $24.95.
To fulfill requirements for Level One, you need to attend all of the classes, if possible. I may ask you to present or prepare assignments, but these will be done within class time. If you are interested in doing an independent project, please speak to me and I will be available for mentorship.
We are pricing this course to be accessible for as many women as possible. The cost for Level One is $400.00.
Please see the outline below, for the class program. This course will take place at Studio Vie, 5175C, Sherbrooke West, Montreal, H4A 1T5
Class One April 15, 2012, 10am to 1pm
“What is a Doula?”
Class Two April 22, 2012, 1pm to 4pm
Bare Bones – anatomy
The birth process, cardinal movements
Class Three April 29, 2012, 1pm to 4pm
Questions and Review
The Childbearing Year
Class Four May 6, 2012, 10am to 1pm
Class Five May 13, 2012, 1pm to 5pm*** note this class is a four hour class
Doula Care A to Z, the process, the doula bag
Doula Techniques – alternative ways for coping with the pain of childbirth
Class Six May 20, 2012, 1pm to 5pm *** note this class is a four hour class
Common Interventions – Induction, Epidural, C-Section, Episiotomy, Instruments, Exams
No class May 27
Class Seven June 3, 2012, 1pm to 5pm *** note this class is a four hour class
Presentations – Nutrition Guides