This 3-day course will start you on your path to becoming a DONA International Certified Birth Doula. You will receive your DONA-Approved Birth Doula training, as well as your Childbirth Education Component AND your Breastfeeding Education.
This will satisfy ALL of your in-class requirements and set you on the path to your new doula life!
Lamaze Childbirth Seminar
Doula Essentials is proud to offer the I.T.S. Birth Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar!
The Lamaze Difference
If you are looking to become an educator who will support expecting parents and their babies then you are in the right place!
Your support should come from a childbirth educator program that continues to help you grow even after you’ve earned your certification. Discover the Lamaze Difference—it’s what makes Lamaze the right choice.
Respected and Recognized
The LCCE Credential is Internationally Recognized and Respected; the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) credential is recognized everywhere; our LCCE educators practice all over the world!
Lamaze is the Only Childbirth Education Certification Accredited by the NCCA
The Lamaze childbirth education certification is the single childbirth educator program that has passed rigorous standards set by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
The program has been designed to meet the highest professional standards, with quality offerings that will help you develop as a skilled, trusted LCCE.
Join the I.T.S. Birth Services Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar NOW! You will learn how to teach dynamic classes that are grounded in evidence-based information.
The mission of I.T.S. Birth is to provide high quality instruction for childbirth educators. To equip educators to make a difference in their communities using evidence based information.
The Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminars teach how to: • Design, teach, and evaluate a course in Lamaze preparation that increases a woman’s confidence and ability to give birth • Promote the childbearing experience as a natural, safe and healthy process which profoundly affects women and their families. • Assist women and their families to discover and use strategies to facilitate natural, safe, and healthy pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. • Help women and their families understand how complications and interventions influence the normal course of labor and birth. • Create a curriculum using the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices as your foundation. • Create activities that will help you deliver an engaging childbirth education classes. • Prepare for the Lamaze Certification Exam. Become an amazing new childbirth educator, or refresh as an experienced childbirth educator
This Seminar also provides an update, refresher, and contact hours for experienced educators.
When Survivors Give Birth
A one-of-a-kind workshop opportunity for nurses, midwives, doctors, childbirth educators, doulas, and counseling professionals who work with childbearing women.
When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman.
An introduction for anyone who works with childbearing people and wants to learn about the impact of abuse on the birth experience.
Definition of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and other child abuse
Common manifestations of any type of child abuse on the childbearing woman
Unique manifestations of sexual abuse specifically on the childbearing woman
Neurological and behavioral sequelae of child abuse
Impact of childhood sexual abuse on conscious memory
Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the adult woman
Possible Impact of CSA on pregnancy
Possible Impact of CSA on labor and birth
Relationship between the woman and her caregiver
Modification of common childbirth preparation techniques for CSA survivors
Possible Impact of CSA on postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and postpartum mood disorders
How to and how not to respond when a client/patient discloses a history of childhood sexual abuse
2 Options Available:
Day 1 - When Survivors Give Birth Workshop
Day 2 - BONUS
Morning Session (9:00am-12:30pm): Processing and Protecting
Debrief the work from the day before and focus on secondary or vicarious trauma experienced by a care provider when supporting those with CSA.
Afternoon Session (1:00pm-4:00pm): BONUS Advanced Training! Labour Tools: TENS
During this course you will practice and play with several brands of machines marketed for use as a birth tool as well as a typical Physio TENS machine. This course is approved for 2.5 CEU's from DONA International and meets the requirements for providing a TENS machine to your clients as a doula and stay within your scope.
Breastfeeding for Doulas
Everything you need to feel confident supporting your birth or postpartum doula clients.
We explore everything from anatomy, to lactogenesis, to emotional challenges and of course focus on the doulas scope. An updated version of the course that has been helping doulas flourish for the last 6 years!
This course meets the requirements for Birth Doula Certification and Postpartum Doula Certification with DONA International.
Small Business Essentials for Doulas
A workshop developed especially for doulas! After all, we're amazing in the birth room, but not always the best when it comes to the business side. It's hard to know what we don't know!
We will explore different ways to set up your business, options for bookkeeping, what is important in record keeping, new tools to make business easier, GST and how to charge/remit, etc, and most of all, we will have lots of time for your questions.
Labour Tools: TENS
Everything you wanted to know about TENS machines!
Join us to explore what TENS means, how it works, counter-indications, research, and how it can be an amazing tool for birth and your clients.
During this course you will practice and play with several brands of machines marketed for use as a birth tool as well as a typical Physio TENS machine.
This course is pending approval for DONA CEU's and meets the requirements for providing a TENS machine to your clients as a doula and stay within your scope.