Doula training returning to London

January 12, 2018 by  

The Doulas of North America (DONA) approved Doula School will return to London next month, with an intensive program designed to launch future careers in the field.

Doulas, or birth companions, assist women during the childbirth procedure.

Participants can choose from either a three- or four-day course. Topics covered will include the role of the doula, informational, emotional and physical support of pregnant women and their families during all stages of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and medications that are commonly used and other comfort measures. An optional fourth day offers a seminar that focuses on building your own doula business.

The Doula School offers DONA-approved training, which is the first step required to become a certified doula. A print company may be used to produce the course materials presented to each student, including Certification Packets and copies of ‘DONA International’s Position Paper: The Birth Doula’s Contribution to Modern Maternity Care’.

The Doula School is proud to have Stefanie Antunes as its trainer. Antunes has been a doula since 2002, and the leader of an organization called Discover Birth, which provides training to men and women interested in working in the field, and support services for expectant parents. She is a DONA-approved doula trainer, the president of the Association of Ontario Doulas and the founder of the Canadian Institute of Childbirth Educators.

The journey begins on Friday, February 23, with required classes continuing until Sunday, February 25. The optional extra day is February 26.

The cost of the three-day course is $450 plus HST. The additional fourth day course that focuses on running a doula business is an additional $125.00 plus HST. Complete course information and a registration form is available on the school website.