Postpartum Doula Training

During the intensive 4-day workshop some of the things participants will learn:

The Doula’s multi-faceted postpartum role
• Effective listening and communication skills
• Importance of the birth experience and its
impact on postpartum recovery and adjustment
• Normal physiologic recovery for the mother or
birthing parent
• The newborn baby
what is a postpartum doula
• Supporting families with twins (or more)
• Providing support to the lactating parent and
troubleshooting common problems
• Integrating a new baby into the family
• Postpartum mood disorders
• Support for a grieving family

 

Check out this fabulous and thorough review from a recent doula trainee, Amanda Rose Walsh!

“By the end of day 2, it felt that the class became a small family. We knew each other intimately and all felt genuinely supported, embraced and celebrated.” – Amanda Rose Walsh

“Each day I continued to feel lighter, gaining more and more confidence with Debra’s insight and guidance on how to support women in birth.  There were so many beautiful take-a-way’s”

 

Description

Benefits of a DONA doula workshop with Debra Pascali-Bonaro

What is so special about Debra’s DONA Workshops? 

It’s a unique blend of Debra’s inspiration and experience around the world as a doula, a DONA birth and postpartum doula trainer,  being part of the first community doula program in the US in the South Bronx, NY, Director of the Neighborhood Doula Project in Paterson, NJ, Co-chairing a global initiative, The International Childbirth Initiative to improve MotherBaby-Family outcomes with 12 steps to Safe and Respectful Maternity Care as well as working internationally to reducing health disparities and create health equity. Debra’s wealth of experience including teaching and learning from doulas, midwives, doctors, nurses and parents in 40 countries around the world provides you with a unique interactive opportunity to learn from her global perspective and activism.

The workshop is designed to help participants become professional postpartum doulas. It utilizes texts and supplementary literature, videos, slides, and role-plays to build theoretical knowledge and practical skill. The course constitutes one step in the certification process for DONA International.

During the intensive 4-day workshop some of the things participants will learn:

The Doula’s multi-faceted postpartum role
• Effective listening and communication skills
• Importance of the birth experience and its
impact on postpartum recovery and adjustment
• Normal physiologic recovery for the mother or
birthing parent
• The newborn baby
what is a postpartum doula
• Supporting families with twins (or more)
• Providing support to the lactating parent and
troubleshooting common problems
• Integrating a new baby into the family
• Postpartum mood disorders
• Support for a grieving family