Attend a ProDoula Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training!

This two day, 20 hour hands-on, comprehensive workshop is the first step on the career path to becoming a Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula. This training is like no other as it equips attendees with the practical skills necessary to provide postpartum & infant care support to women and their families, the entry level business skills needed to get started and the level of confidence it takes to make it all happen.

The ProDoula Home Team will be your doulas, there to support you every step of the way as you embark upon this amazing journey. Let's take the first step together.

Topics for this intensive training include:

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Pre-Test

  • See what you already know

Non-Judgmental Support

  • Physical
  • Educational
  • Emotional
  • Support based on personality and need

Communication

  • DISC personality style introduction and assessment test
  • Listening styles
  • Understanding the subtext of a birth story

Physical recovery from birth

  • Vaginal birth, surgical birth
  • Normal recovery and beyond normal recovery
  • When to encourage a call to a medical professional
  • The 6 Week Postpartum check up and how to help your client prepare for it

Feeding: Breast, Bottle & Formula

  • Benefits for mother, baby and the mother and baby
  • Challenges – Troubleshooting issues
  • When to refer to an IBCLC
  • Positions for breastfeeding
  • Supporting the breastfeeding family
  • Pumping & storage of breastmilk
  • Alternative means of milk transfer
  • Paced feeding
  • Bottle feeding
  • Formula preparation & feeding

Infant Care

  • Co-Sleeping/Sleep
  • Vaccines
  • SIDS
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision Care
  • Feeding and Sleeping Cues
  • Comforting
  • Care of the premature baby
  • Growth charts
  • Jaundice & Bilirubin
  • Disposable & Cloth Diapering
  • Bathing
  • Burping
  • Swaddling
  • Soothing
  • Pacifier use
  • Infant sleep
  • SUIDS/SIDS
  • Common baby products

Parenting Philosophies

  • Introducing philosophies
  • Attachment parenting
  • Scheduled parenting
  • Philosophy combination
  • Creating an environment based on philosophy
  • Support based on philosophy

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

  • Baby Blues
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
  • When and how to refer to a medical professional

The Doula Interview

  • Behaviors
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Sample contract
  • Determining rates and lengths of shifts

Additional Topics Include

  • Sibling Care
  • Multiples
  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Business Forms
  • Branding
  • Marketing
This 20 hour workshop must be attended in its entirety. Cost for this 2 day intensive is $695(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 Trainings
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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

07/07/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Trainer: Leanne Palmerston

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

07/13/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Gilbert, Arizona

Trainer: Kelly Rutan

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

07/21/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Las Vegas, Nevada

Trainer: Aisha Fanning

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

07/23/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Olympia, WA

Trainer: Kristyn Blocher

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

07/27/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Grand Forks, North Dakota

Trainer: Leanne Palmerston

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

07/28/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Trainer: Lila Aviles

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/03/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Houston, TX

Trainer: Erin Young

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/04/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Detroit Area, Michigan

Trainer: Celeste Kraft

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/13/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Woburn, Massachusetts

Trainer: Alex Weinberger

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/13/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Trainer: Leanne Palmerston

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/16/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Jacksonville, Florida

Trainer: Staci Plonsky

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/18/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Burtonsville, Maryland

Trainer: Samantha Griffin

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/18/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - White Plains, New York

Trainer: Kelly Rutan

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

08/24/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Trainer: Alex Weinberger

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

09/01/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Indianapolis, Indiana

Trainer: Colleen Downey

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

09/07/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Louisville, Kentucky

Trainer: Julie Six

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

09/15/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Toronto, Ontario

Trainer: Alex Weinberger

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

09/15/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Nashville, TN

Trainer: Emily Johnson

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

09/15/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Denver, Colorado

Trainer: Leanne Palmerston

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

09/17/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Salem, Oregon

Trainer: Randy Patterson

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

09/22/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Cincinnati, Ohio

Trainer: Katie Brenner

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

10/06/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Raleigh, North Carolina

Trainer: Kelly Rutan

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

10/20/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Las Vegas, Nevada

Trainer: Aisha Fanning

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

10/24/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Trainer: Nikita Shoemaker

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

10/27/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Trainer: Alex Weinberger

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

11/08/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Salmiya, Kuwait

Trainer: Randy Patterson

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

11/12/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Ashland, Kentucky

Trainer: Julie Six

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ProDoula P&ICD Workshop

12/06/2018 | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training - Toronto, Ontario

Trainer: Alex Weinberger

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