Are you drawn to the amazing process of giving birth?
Have you an interest in supporting people?
Are you an advocate?
Would you like to enable people to recognise their true potential in one of the most transformative processes we as human beings can go through?
If you answered yes to any of those questions and many others then maybe doula training is for you?
Perhaps you are already involved in birth work and want to take your training further? Maybe you are a pregnancy yoga teacher or an antenatal educator? Or maybe you work in complementary health or in mainstream health?
This course is like no other on offer because it draws on my huge experience working as a doula in Dublin since 2003. I have attended nearly 100 births now, at home and in all three Dublin maternity hospitals. I have been formally trained and certified as an antenatal teacher and doula and I have been one of Ireland’s leading doula trainers for many years now. My experience, my training and my expertise combined means I truly believe that this is the best and most comprehensive doula course available in Ireland today
In addition to being an established doula I also have a huge background in education and research. I was an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin prior to having my first child and so am very familiar with designing and evaluating high quality course and learning materials.
This is a blended course of both in person and online teaching. preparing you fully to work within the Irish Maternity Care Setting, both with and without covid restrictions; in hospital and in home birth settings.
Here are some of the modules you will receive and discover in our training program:
- Maternity systems and models of care available in Ireland
- Birth Preferences.
- The process of pregnancy labour birth and the postpartum
- The endocrine system, the muscular system the respiratory system and the skeletal system during pregnancy labour and birth.
- Stages of Labour and Positions of the baby during pregnancy labour and birth.
- Common antenatal and intrapartum interventions and tests
- Maternity and human rights, informed consent and informed refusal
Want to know more about the Irish Maternity Systems? Watch me discussing the latest maternity survey here
- Support during the antenatal period
- Finding your clients and antenatal appointments
- Preparing you clients physically, mentally and emotionally
- Pain Coping Strategies
- Communication skills
- Understanding diversity
- Debriefing previous birth experiences
- Due dates and antenatal education
Want to know more about supporting people in the antenatal period? Watch here
- Hands on doula support in all stages of labour and childbirth
- Early labour at home
- Active labour at home and in hospital
- Supporting your client physically emotionally and mentally during labour and birth
- Preparing a toolbox of support for labour and birth including homeopathy, rebozo work, positions, movement, aromatherapy
- Engaging with medical staff and understanding the boundaries of the scope of your practice
- C birth
- Induction; preparing for a medical induction, alternative methods of induction.
Want to know more about supporting people in early labour? Watch here
- Postnatal care and support just after birth
- Care and support at home with a new baby
- Sleep, baby wearing and carrying, breastfeeding, birth reflections
- Supporting a babymoon
- The normal newborn
- Perinatal mental health
- Your doula business.
Want to know more about empowering the doula? Watch me discuss empowering the doula here
Please note that there are very limited spaces on this course.
Next set of dates will be announced soon, please put your name down to receive advance notice. Or you may be interested in my Postnatal Doula Training Course You can always upskill from my Postnatal Doula Training to my Birth Doula Course. Next Postnatal Doula Training is 16th – 20th April 2021. More information here
Delighted to announce that the fabulous Leemore from Holistic Nurture will be coming on board this course to facilitate a session on “Starting Your Doula Business”, Leemore runs her very successful wellness and doula business in Blanchardstown in Dublin and she has lots of fabulous tips about ensuring that you are a a successful self employed doula after completing the training course. This training with Leemore is usually valued at €150
Watch Leemore and I discussing working as a doula here.
So excited to announce a SECOND BONUS. An additional two hours on the physiology of pregnancy with the fantastic Melissa from TummyLove. Melissa is going to offer a detailed look at the physiology of the pregnant person’s respiratory, muscular, digestive, endocrine and skeletal system. Everything you need to know to support a healthy physical body during pregnancy and birth and enabling you to understand how the body changes during pregnancy labour and birth. This is especially useful for helping with positions of baby during early and active labour. This training with Melissa is usually worth €150.
Contact me to book your slot or to talk through any questions you have. Happy to chat through any queries, just drop me a line!
We are going to be so lucky to have a THIRD BONUS with Lucy Peprah from South Dublin Partnership and AIMS Ireland doing a session on Understanding Cultural Diversity and the needs of Ethnic Minority People during pregnancy birth and the postpartum. This is a rare opportunity to look and appreciate the cultural diversity we have within our society and to understand differing expectations and cultural needs. This training alone is worth €150. So exciting!
My aim is to give at least 50% of this course in person as well as streaming it online, but with the uncertainty of the current lockdown situation in Ireland, it is hard to know exactly which parts will be in person and which parts on line. It is now confirmed that the first weekend in January will be given solely online. I will be offering the in-person part of this course at Insight Matters 106 Capel St Dublin 1
Option 1: Standard Payment
Option 2: Payment Plan
Four payments of €440
Option 3: Early Bird
There will be an Early Bird option of €1,400, please check back for dates and details, or put your name down to get advance notification.
My last course sold out, to put your name down to receive advance notice for the next training course please fill out the following form:
Terms and Conditions:
Course Progression: It is anticipated that at least 50% of this course will run in person. Depending on the situation with Covid 19, some of the sessions may have to move on line. If this is the case we may have to have extra sessions to accommodate the content. You will be advised of this should it be the case.
Refunds: A full refund will be provided until three months before the course starts should you wish to cancel your booking. After this a 50% refund will be offered until two months before the course starts should you wish to cancel your booking and a 25% refund until a month before the course starts. No refunds are offered after this date.
Cancellation: If the course is cancelled you will receive a full refund.
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