During the Childbirth Overview Workshop we will cover:
- Physiology and anatomy of pregnancy, labor and birth
- Stages of labor – physical and emotional
- The dynamics of labor and birth
- Hospital procedures, treatments, protocols including: monitoring
devices, tools used for birth, surgical procedures
- Medications used in labor and their purposes
Required reading for this course:
The Birth Partner, 5th edition
by Penny Simkin
Fulfilling the requirement for the Doula Training Workshop:
This Introduction to Childbirth class included as part of the Doula Training Workshop on Friday is extremely beneficial to you and is a requirement to continue with the rest of the doula training on Saturday and Sunday*. Without a thorough understanding of pregnancy, labor, birth and hospital procedures from a professional perspective you will find yourself missing out on key components during the doula training. This 7 hour course fulfills the DONA Certification requirement for childbirth education
After registration and upon your request we can provide you with carpooling information with other participants (if available).
*Introduction to Childbirth is a requirement to continue with the doula training weekend unless you are a Childbirth Educator, Midwife, Labor/Delivery Nurse or a practicing Doula having attended more than 25 births. Please contact Felicia Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss if you qualify and to get approval to skip this portion of the training.