Labor Support

&

Doula Training 

for hospital L&D staff and nursing students

Looking for a way to enhance your labor support skills?

Want a quick refresher for your L&D staff?

Want a doula training that’s designed specifically for nursing students?

We have you covered!

What can you expect with your training?

  • Commitment to supporting families no matter their choice (non-judgment)
  • Empathy
  • Collaboration
  • Research based information
  • Hands on skills for supporting labor
  • Practical information that can be implemented immediately

Think of us as your liaisons- we work with birth professionals and families on a daily basis and want to share all of our experience with you so families can have the best possible outcomes.

  • Trainings for hospital staff available
  • Group trainings for nursing students
  • When possible we train IN hospital to use the tools you’re familiar with
  • Even the most experienced nurses learn from us!

I’ve been an L&D nurse for 25 years. I came into this training thinking there wasn’t a thing I could learn. I was wrong. Thank you!- Pam

Read on for upcoming training dates!

Upcoming Workshops

Portland July 11 & 12, 2018

  • 9am – 5pm
  • Snacks provided
  • Location of training disclosed upon confirmation of registration
  • Topics to be covered
    • Overview of Doula Role
      Scope of Practice as a Doula
      The overlap between Nurses/Providers and Doulas
      ACOGs recommendations
      California Maternal Quality Care Research and implementation ideas
      Bias
      Birth & Labor Review (abreviated)
      Support Techniques: Ideally held at a hospital- but not guaranteed
      • Positions in the birth room
      • Epidural
      • Peanut Ball
      • Mal position
      • “Challenging” Labor Tips and Tricks
      • Support for Cesarean Births

      Support of Partners
      Grief and loss (used as a supplement not full training

      • Empathy vs Sympathy

      Role Playing and Practice

      Scenario walk throughs
      Common scenarios in the birth room

Investment: $450

Register Here

Your training is offered by a highly experienced birth and postpartum doula experienced in training at hospitals. She believes in passing on knowledge, practical information that will help you support families for the best possible birthing experience no matter the outcome.

  • The Nursing Student Doula Training Class includes the Labor Doula Manual included with all Nursing Student Trainings and covers the following topics:
  • Overview of Doula Role
  • Scope of Practice as a Doula
  • The overlap between Nurses/Providers and Doulas
  • ACOG’s recommendations
  • California Maternal Quality Care Research and implementation ideas
  •  Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
  • Building bridges in the birth community
  • Support for every stage of labor and birth
  • Hands on practice of proven comfort measures and labor support techniques
  • Epidural Positioning
  • Peanut Ball and useful tools, tips and techniques
  • Emotional Support for labor and birth, as well as unexpected events
  • Cesarean and VBAC support
  • Exploring our own biases

Hospital Based Trainings are customizable and will include:

  • Information and research packet for Managers
  • Information and research packet for attendees
    • Scope of Practice as a Doula
    • The overlap between Nurses/Providers and Doulas
    • ACOG’s recommendations
    • California Maternal Quality Care Research and implementation ideas
    •  Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
    • Building bridges in the birth community
    • Support for every stage of labor and birth
    • Hands on practice of proven comfort measures and labor support techniques
    • Epidural Positioning
    • Peanut Ball and useful tools, tips and techniques
    • Emotional Support for labor and birth, as well as unexpected events
    • Cesarean and VBAC support
    • Exploring our own biases

Classes can be broken into several sessions to accommodate staff schedules.

Snacks provided. (ahem, chocolate of course!)

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