What is a Postpartum Doula?
Postpartum doulas facilitate an easeful transition from birth into parenting a newborn. New parents put most energy into giving birth and often find they’re unprepared for going home – the fourth trimester! Most complications happen after birth in this postpartum period. You can bring ease by enhancing the mother-baby connection through positive tools to create a safe, loving environment. BirthWorks Postpartum Doulas bring both a human-values approach and academic best practices, so the entire family can relax and find joy in the first precious weeks with their baby.
The BirthWorks Experience!
Be empowered to offer fantastic postpartum support at birth!
This experiential workshop is a fun, empowering way to discover ways to be most effective in supporting new mothers, babies and families! Be able to recognize key medical and emotional symptoms an know how to best support mothers, as they recover from pregnancy and birth. Our hand-picked BirthWorks Trainers inspire you in an interactive and engaging way – so you can bring both holistic and evidence-based support to postpartum families. The workshop also helps attract clients to build your business and opens an opportunity for personal growth. It is offered either – Virtually over four days or In-Person for three full days. Aspiring or current birth and medical professionals, birth partners and mothers too are welcome.
What You Will Learn
- Human-values approach to postpartum care and parenting
- Integration of the mind, body, and spirit from birth into parenting
- Ways to praise new mother and building trust in her instincts
- Importance and physiology of breastfeeding for baby and mother health
- Deeper significance of mother-baby skin-to-skin contact and impact on breastfeeding success and overall development of babies
- Understand primal behaviors, innate fetal agenda and child development
- Importance of sensory integration between the mother and the baby
- Mother/infant massage and breastfeeding
- Primal Health and the importance of mother/baby skin-to-skin contact
- Nurture science and neurodevelopment – what is best for baby’s nervous system and brain development
- Significance of mental health, deeply listening and acknowledging feelings and needs, to help heal and empower new parents
- Practicing human values to build confidence in parents
- Deep value of breastfeeding
- Energy of compassion and love
- How to build and market your services
- Singing and experiential exercises
- Managing difficult births
- Six sleep states of babies to help understand normal newborn behaviors
- Surrendering to what is, to make the “fourth trimester” more smoothly
- Discover your best self in this role and grow your postpartum business
Birthing Parents and Certified Educators and Doulas at our workshops say they have…
- Confidence in the birth process and in decision-making skills
- An awareness of birthing options
- Greater trust in birth as an instinctive process
- Effective and creative communication skills
- Physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of giving birth
- Influence of individual beliefs and attitudes on the birth process
- Influence of mother-daughter relationships on birth
- Ways to practice human values in labor and in life
- Importance of positive thinking
- Comfort measures for labor and birth
- Effects of pelvic positioning on the progress of labor
- How to decrease neocortical stimu- lation during labor
“No other organization offered the spiritual/philosophical training methodology with its unique human-values approach comparable to what I found in BirthWorks, so this was the pivotal reason for my decision to become a BirthWorks doula.”
Consider this Situation
- A new mother in the postpartum period is at home caring for her newborn. Her partner is traveling for work. She has no extended family nearby.
- She had a difficult birth. She is overwhelmed with mothering one or more children. She is exhausted and becoming depressed. Her body and hormones are adjusting to a non-pregnant state.
- Maybe her baby is not feeding well or seems ill. She is worried.
- You can become her postpartum doula and provide reassurance and love, plus emotional support to help her rest and recover, help with best care for the baby, and make the early weeks of parenting a positive experience.
- She will be grateful and remember you the rest of her life.
Want to become a Certified Postpartum Doula?
BirthWorks interactive online training and personal mentoring empowers you as an exceptional postpartum doula! Holistic and evidence-based, our human-values approach to training and services are transformational. We invite you to learn how speaking from the heart brings more love and care to your clients and connects them to the knowledge that how to give birth is born within every woman. This choice positively impacts your birth work — and your life!