I am so excited to be a Madriella approved workshop provider. I believe that it is important to move the field of birth forward by having trained and confident individuals supporting families in birth. I have spent many years supporting families and I take great pride in being a part of the future generation of birth workers. Some of the skills you will learn in the worksop include:
- the role of the doula
- contracts and service agreements
- how to help your clients plan for and prepare for birth
- the doula in the birthing room
- the physiology of birth
- relaxation techniques
- comfort measures and positioning for birth
- hospital procedures and protocols
- postpartum support
Upcoming Hands-On Workshops
January 23-25 2017 Tupelo, MS -special Community Doula training
February 10-11 2017 -Memphis, TN
Don't see a location near year? Interested in hosting a workshop? It's so easy and it has it's perks. Call today to find out more!
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Ask me about our early bird specials!! The cost for the workshop is $200 and is paid directly to me via PayPal. If you prefer to pay with cash or check or need to make payment arrangements, feel free to contact me.
This workshop is optional for certification but is typically the best way to learn the many hands-on skills needed to support a laboring woman. It is also a great way to get connected with other local doulas! The workshops are especially recommended to those wishing to work as a doula professionally (charging for their services), those who want to have the skills to help a friend or loved one in their upcoming birth, those with little hands-on experience and those who have never experienced birth themselves. Since the workshops are held in a private location, the exact address is not sent out until payment is received.
In order to become certified through Madriella you will need to register on the Madriella website and pass an online exam. Registration with Madriella is an additional fee and will be paid directly to them. That fee covers the birth doula curriculum study guide and your test fee and tons of extras. There is even a payment plan option. The examination is based on their curriculum, which we will be covering in the workshop (the basics of non-medical birth support and postpartum assistance as well as the Madriella philosophy). There is no deadline for completing the exam- do it in the time frame that fits your needs.
Please be aware that in order to be certified as a Madriella Doula and to maintain your certification you must meet the following requirements:
1. You must be 18 years of age or older.
2. You must be physically able to perform simple massage techniques.
3. You must agree to follow the Madriella Standards of Practice when acting as a doula.
4. You must successfully complete the Certification Examination.
If you have studied and shown aptitude via testing, upon passing the test you will be certified.
Credentialing: Once you have successfully passed the certification examination you will be entitled to use the credentials Certified Doula, (Madriella) or CD (Madriella) if you prefer.