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Labor Doula Training

  • Medford, OR 97501 (map)

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LABOR DOULA WORKSHOP | Medford, Oregon | November 11th & 12th , 2016


ProDoula Labor Doula Workshop

This 2 day, 20 hour hands-on, comprehensive workshop is the first step on the career path to becoming a Certified Labor Doula. This workshop will prepare you with the practical skills necessary to provide labor support to women and their families, the entry level business skills you’ll need to get started and the level of confidence it takes to make it all happen.


Your Doula Trainer and the ProDoula Home Team will be your doulas, there to support you every step of the way as you embark upon this amazing journey.


Condensed List Of Workshop Topics:

Communication for birth work

      Understanding personality styles (DISC)

      Writing your doula elevator speech

      Interviewing with clients

      Birth plans

Labor and Birth

      Hormones associated with labor

      Cervical changes

      Spontaneous labor, Prodromal labor, Precipitous labor

      The physical and emotional impacts of labor and birth

The stages of labor – Anatomy and Support

When labor meets comfort

      Physical support, Emotional support, Educational support

      Comfort measures and partner support

o      Basic and advanced labor positions - Breath support, Comfort measures of the mind, Counter pressure, “grounding” and basic massage, So much more…

      The intimacy of touch activity

Interventions and Medications

      Bishop Score, Cesarean Section, Epidural, Positional difficulties, Episiotomy, Turning a breech baby, Benefits, Risks and Alternatives to birth interventions

Challenging Childbirth

      When the birth plan falls short, the doulas role in an emergency

Immediate postpartum support and the newborn

      Comfort, Family Bonding, Virginia Apgar (APGAR), Breastfeeding, Newborn medications

The Mother / Doula Connection

      The postpartum follow up visit, the mother’s interpretation of the birth

Doula self - Care

      Processing the birth, The life of a doula, The “on call” experience

Business Topics for getting started

This 20 hour workshop must be attended in its entirety. Cost for this 2 day intensive course is $595 plus your first year membership fee of $75. Annual membership fee for each subsequent year is $50. (ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE) To register visit us at or call (914) 400-3494