Attend a ProDoula Labor Doula Training!

This 2 day, 20 hour hands-on, comprehensive workshop is the first step on your path to becoming a Certified Labor Doula. This workshop will prepare you with the practical skills necessary to provide labor support to women and their families, the entry level business skills you’ll need to get started and the level of confidence it takes to make it all happen.

ProDoula trainers are pre-qualified by having been successful career doulas prior to training for a leadership position with the company. Your trainer will share her wisdom and experience in this captivating and comprehensive workshop. Be prepared to get inspired.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This training must be attended in its entirety in order to benefit from the 17 continuing education hours approved by the American Nurse Association.

Topics for this intensive training include:

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Communication for birth work

  • Understanding personality styles (DISC)
  • Writing your doula elevator speech
  • Interviewing with clients
  • Birth plans

Understanding the birth environment

  • Hospital Birth
  • Home Birth
  • Becoming part of the birth team
  • Utilizing the 5 senses in the birth setting

Labor and Birth

  • Hormones associated with labor
  • Cervical changes
  • Spontaneous labor, Prodromal labor, Precipitous labor
  • The physical and emotional impacts of labor and birth

The Stages of Labor – Anatomy and Support

  • First stage: Signs, symptoms and comfort measures for early, active and transitional labor
  • Second stage; positions and physical support for the pushing phase
  • Third stage; delivery of the placenta and placenta options
  • The impact of Friedman’s Curve

Physical support

  • Physical support
  • Emotional support
  • Educational support
  • Comfort measures and partner support
    • Basic and advanced labor positions – Breath support, Comfort measures of the mind, Counter pressure, “grounding” and basic massage, and so much more…
  • The intimacy of touch activity

Interventions and Medication

  • Bishop Score
  • Cesarean Section
  • Epidural
  • Positional difficulties
  • Episiotomy
  • Turning a breech baby
  • Benefits, Risks and Alternatives to birth interventions

Challenging Childbirth

  • When the birth plan falls short
  • The doulas role in an emergency

Immediate postpartum support and the newborn

  • Comfort
  • Family Bonding
  • Virginia Apgar (APGAR)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn medications

The Mother / Doula Connection

  • The Mother / Doula Connection
  • What she needs now
  • The mother’s interpretation of the birth

Doula self – Care

  • Processing the birth
  • The life of a doula
  • The “on call” experience

Business Topics for getting started

This 20 hour workshop must be attended in its entirety. Cost for this 2 day intensive is $595 (US Dollars) plus an additional first year membership fee of $75 (US Dollars). Annual membership fee for each subsequent year is $50 (US Dollars).

ProDoula loves and appreciates our members and their children; however, ProDoula Workshops are a professional learning environment. Babies and children are not permitted in any of the educational sessions. You will need a childcare provider to care for your babies and children during the time periods you are engaged in this training.


Upcoming ProDoula Labor Doula Trainings


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01/05/2019 | Labor Training - Lancaster, Ohio

Trainer: Celeste Kraft

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01/12/2019 | Labor Training - Indianapolis, Indiana

Trainer: Colleen Downey

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01/12/2019 | Labor Training - Cincinnati, Ohio

Trainer: Emily Johnson

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01/18/2019 | Labor Training - Wilmington, North Carolina

Trainer: Colleen Downey

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01/28/2019 | Labor Training - Portland, Maine

Trainer: Randy Patterson

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02/01/2019 | Labor Training - Raleigh, North Carolina

Trainer: Celeste Kraft

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02/04/2019 | Labor Training - Jackson, Mississippi

Trainer: Randy Patterson

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02/10/2019 | Labor Training - Detroit Area, Michigan

Trainer: Samantha Griffin

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