Birth Doula with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.
Motivated to apply education and abilities to enhance client experience. Eager to learn new skills and advance knowledge with hands-on experience.
Hardworking and reliable. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.
Main duties: Certified Doula and Midwife Assistant.
The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University (originally a program of the Seattle Midwifery School) provides one of the highest quality birth doula courses available anywhere. Internationally renowned author, childbirth educator and Simkin Center senior instructor, Penny Simkin, created and has taught our birth doula skills workshop since 1988. Since then, over 8,000 people have come to Simkin Center to discover the doula in themselves under the nurturing guidance of our world-class instructors.
The curriculum includes:
Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, fetal development, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding
Components of prenatal care and the midwifery model of care
Emotions of pregnancy
Pain management techniques
Medical procedures used in labor
Labor variations and complications, including Cesarean birth
Communication and listening skills
The emotional and psychological aspects of giving birth and its significance in women's lives
The doula's role, professional ethics, standards of practice, and certification
Emotional support and physical comfort measures
Support for difficult labors, Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after Cesarean
Newborn care and breastfeeding support
Values clarification and cultural sensitivity
Includes Introduction to Childbearing (DONA International certification requirement)
Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care
A complete, in-person core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This five-day course is essential education for any healthcare professional or individual who works with new mothers and their newborns, or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). This in-depth, in-person course enables participants to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning.
Birth Assistant Basics Course Package
Complete Training Program for Birth Assistants
Birth Assistant Orientation
Charting for Community Birth
Intro to Birth Assisting
Community Birth Meds
I am currently in school for the below certifications. Will complete in 2021.
Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP)
The Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) program serves as the starting point for students who would like to complete our more advanced Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP) program. Those with healthcare experience may be eligible to test into the CHHP program, with the successful completion of a placement exam.
Lamaze Certified ChildbirthEducators (LCCE educators) help families cope with fears and empower them with evidence-based information about labor and birth.
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