Doula & Birth Educator Seminar

When a woman is supported throughout pregnancy, labour and in the early postpartum weeks, it can radically change her experience of birth and new motherhood.. With the increase of unnecessary interventions for women birthing in Australia and the lack of timely care from skilled providers for many women in the majority world, there is much work to be done in maternal health. 

We invite you to join us in the Doula and Birth Educator Seminar at YWAM Wollongong to increase your awareness of maternal health worldwide and grow your ability to make a difference.

A Doula (or Birth Partner) is a trained companion who gives emotional and physical support to a woman in labour. This training seminar is suited to those wanting to empower women to have safer birth experiences. A doula supports a woman to make informed decisions about herself and her baby during the birth process. Research shows that a doula’s presence reduces the need for unnecessary interventions and improves a woman’s feelings about her birth experience.more info 

A Birth Educator explains pregnancy and birth-related topics in a way that women can understand and use to positively affect their own birth experience. The Birth Educator portion of the seminar dives deeper into the doula training topics with a focus on teaching adult learners in a multicultural setting.

This three-week training will equip you in the global effort towards creating safer experiences for mothers and their babies. Doula support and quality birth education should be accessible to all women, not only those who are able to pay for it.

Our goal is to level the playing field by working with women who are otherwise under-served in this area, whether in our neighbourhood or the rest of the world.

* Why having a companion during labour and childbirth may be better for you

Seminar Dates:

TBD

Seminar Costs:

$1,100 (Includes food & accommodation)

*Cost subject to change

Accreditation

This seminar is recognised by the University of the Nations, but not registered within the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

Week 1

  • Reproductive anatomy
  • Stages and phases of labour
  • Global maternal health awareness
  • Importance of antenatal care and the 3 delays
  • Relaxation and the fear-tension-pain cycle
  • Comfort techniques and labour support
  • Signs of approaching labour
  • Birth and immediate postpartum
  • Initiating breastfeeding
  • Variations in labour
  • Informed consent and decision making
  • Role of the Doula

Week 2 – 3

  • History of childbirth education
  • Nutrition in pregnancy
  • Precautions in pregnancy
  • Foetal development
  • Physical and emotional changes in pregnancy
  • Common discomforts and remedies
  • Physical conditioning for pregnancy
  • Postnatal and newborn care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Teaching adult learners
  • Developing teaching outlines
  • Developing and using teaching aids
  • Resources for the Childbirth Educator
  • Opportunities to develop and present teachings with supervision

Find Out more About The Birth Educator and Doula Seminar