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TBI's Birth Doula Certification Training
TIME TO MAKE AN IMPACT. ONE BIRTH AT A TIME!
A birth doula is a professionally trained and experienced caregiver who provides continuous informational, physical, emotional support and companionship before, during, and just after childbirth. The word “doula” is originates from an ancient Greek word for a "female slave who would assist with childbirth in the ancient Greek household". Although the modern professional term—defined as “one who serves”—first gained popularity in the late 1960s, this essential support role is timeless and prevalent throughout many historical cultures.
A professional birth doula can use non-medical techniques to alleviate discomforts during pregnancy and labor, and will stay with the laboring person throughout their entire labor and birth. A birth doula also helps the laboring person and their partner communicate more effectively with their clinical care providers, such as doctors, nurses, and midwives.
A birth doula provides guidance, emotional support, and assistance to the birthing person or family in getting the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. The doula’s role is non-medical and emotionally oriented, and a doula nurtures and protects the birthing person’s memory of their birth experience, recognizing birth as a unique experience that a parent will remember all their life.
Through our training program, you will become familiar with the physiology of normal labor and birth, learn how to care for the emotional needs of a person in labor, and gain skills to help birthing persons prepare for the birth experience they want.
TBI’s birth doula training program is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to become a certified/professional birth doula.
You will learn how to support clients through their labor and birth experiences, empowering birthing women and their partners as they make choices through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery.
It's time to make a serious impact on negative birth culture. The way we accomplish this is through the widespread of information, education, support, networking and changing the way birth is viewed one expecting mom at a time!
So challenge yourself to learn about being a "birth servant" by learning what it takes to become a confident and impactful doula, sought-after in the birth community for helping families through birth.
What to expect:
First of all, you will receive a binder at the event. (If virtual, you will receive materials in your mailbox. If outside of the U.S. , via email.) This includes a doula training manual and many handouts to get you started, including some sample business forms like a contract and prenatal information forms to customize and use with your clients.
(Everyone in the training with receive a gift, an item for their birth bag, which we will use during parts of the training. Wanna know what it is?? I'm NOT gonna tell ya!)
Topics covered in this training include:
Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas
Birth Doula Basics: (i.e. Healthy Birth Practices, Labor Positioning, Holistic Comfort & Pain Relief Techniques)
Bereavement Training and How to Support The Emotional Needs of the Family.
Epidural Anesthesia and the Doula Role in Supporting Families.
Doula's Role in Cesarean Birth
Doula Business Basics
How to find Clients (this includes: contracts, interviews and setting fees.)
and so much more!
Ready To Become a Birth Doula?!
The Birth Impact's
Birth Doula Certification Workshop is a 2-day in-person training seminar:
Childbirth Intro for Doulas (Day 1)
Breastfeeding Basics (included on Day 1)
TBI Approved Birth Doula Workshop (Days 2)
Bereavement training (Included in Day 2)
Here are the current dates:
August 26th & 27th (10a - 3pm)(EST)
Atlanta Morning Center
4805 Tilly Mill Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30360
(This training is currently ONLY available in person in Atlanta, GA, USA currently. There will be an awesome virtual option very soon!)