Step 22: Infant CPR/First Aid Certification
Newborn babies are vulnerable as they become accustomed with the outside world. While caring for a new mother and her baby or babies, the unthinkable can happen. The baby can choke or for other reasons stop breathing. This is frightening for anyone knowing that the life of a tiny infant is in your hands. Having training in infant CPR will give you confidence to know what to do should this occur.
Though postpartum doulas are not medical professionals, they need to be skilled in-home support people. You do not need the healthcare certification; a regular CPR certification as a childcare professional would obtain, is sufficient. This certification must be American Heart Association or Red Cross approved.
Scan a copy of your certificate and upload here.