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Doula Training

What is a Doula?

The word "doula" is a greek word meaning "a woman who serves". Today it refers to someone who offers emotional, physical and informational support to a woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth. A doula believes in 'mothering the mother' (non-clinical/medical). It is becoming increasingly common for women to use a doula in addition to receiving pregnancy care from a midwife. Doulas provide flexible and continuous support before, during and often after the child is born. They may help with other children, encourage a partner with support while the child is being born, nurture and support the mother, and give support to help establish breastfeeding.

This is perfect to provide an insight into the world / work of a doula / birth companion during: pregnancy, childbirth and the early weeks postpartum. We aim to explore some of the personal qualities needed to be a doula, to increase awareness of some of the relationships involved, to provide a safe space to begin the debriefing of your own personal birth and postnatal experiences and to help signpost routes for further training and personal development.  BOOK  NOW...

* If you have ever thought about becoming a doula or birth companion but are not sure if it is really for you or how to go about it.

* If you are already involved informally, in supporting mothers and their partners during labour, birth and the postnatal period.

* If you have looked at various doula preparation/training courses on offer and are not sure which one would be for you.

Life as a Doula:  An Introductory Workshop



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