2014 Birth Doula Workshop Schedule
The decision to become a doula is a deeply personal and rewarding choice. Mercy regularly hosts educational workshops for anyone who is interested in becoming a birth doula.
Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes is proud to host birth doula workshops. The workshops are intended for anyone who is interested in becoming a doula and will offer hands-on education for providing physical and emotional support to birthing women and their families. Attendees will meet the contact hour requirements for the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) certification.
Jan. 24 & 25, 2014
April 25 & 26, 2014
July 11 & 12, 2014
Oct. 10 & 11, 2014
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (both days)
Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes (1755 59th Place, West Des Moines)
Cownie Conference Room
Registration costs are $325 (including materials) for the two-day workshop.
After attending this interactive training you will be able to:
- Describe the physical and emotional aspects of labor.
- List the benefits of continuous labor support and the relationship to the emotional and psycho-social outcomes of labor.
- Describe the long-term impact of the birth experience on a woman.
- Define what universal precautions are and explain how the precautions protects the doula/nurse.
- Identify six ways to progress in labor.
- Explain the effects of stress and pain to the mother and fetus.
- Explain the three Rs (Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual).
- Identify phases and stages of labor/birth and describe corresponding emotions of each aspect.
- Differentiate between defuse pushing, purple pushing and mother-guided pushing.
- List three ways of emotionally supporting a woman who chooses an epidural.
- List three laboring positions and pushing positions for a woman who chooses an epidural.
- Describe three comfort measures for a woman in labor.
- Demonstrate three labor-enhancing measures.
- List specific comfort measures for back pain.
- Describe unique emotional needs of a woman, her partner and her baby when they experience a cesarean birth.
- Explain the doula role in providing emotional support to the cesarean birth family.
- Identify the role of the doula with initiating the breastfeeding experience.
- List breastfeeding resources.
- List ways to facilitate the families bonding experience.
- Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of postpartum blues, depression and psychosis.
- Describe benefits of membership and certification to different professional organizations.
- Discuss the latest research and the impact on the doula practice.
Register for a 2014 birth doula workshop today!
To register, click over to our easy-to-use online class scheduler, or, contact Mercy Nurse at (515) 243-2584..
Questions? Contact Sharon DeKock at (515) 358-8392 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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