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START YOUR DOULA CAREER
ABOUT US

Bea and Sarah are actively practicing professional doulas and homebirth midwife assistants in Colorado Springs, CO.  Both began attending births in 2012.  Sarah and Bea co-founded The Doula Circle in 2015 and currently lead some of Colorado Springs most experienced doulas.  They have attended births at Evans Hospital, Memorial North, Memorial Central, St. Francis, Mountain Midwifery Birth Center, The Denver Birth Center, and countless home births.  Sarah & Bea combined have attended over 400 births, from unmedicated vaginal, medicated vaginal, vaginal twins and cesarean births.  Bea & Sarah have traveled the country over the years to attend various trainings led by the top figures in the birth world today, including The Farm Midwives, Gena Kerby the Rebozo Queen, Pro Doula, Birthing From Within’s Viginia Borboro, and Robert Newman of Calm Birth. 

The Best of the Best

Bea and Sarah have combined the best and most useful of the trainings they have attended, as well as their hands on experience, in order to create a training unlike any other! The things you will learn in these trainings will be the cornerstones of your doula practice.

Traveling to training after training is time consuming and costly. Part One and Part Two of our Doula Training will prepare you to support women, build your business, and feel confident in your skills and knowledge. 

Included in Part 1 Training
$550 (In-Person & Live Stream)
12 Credit Hours (+7 hr class audit)
Dates and Requirements

Intro to Labor and Birth


  • Birth - Mind, body, and spirit for mom, baby, and partner
  • Anatomy of pregnancy, labor, and birth
  • The truth about "Labor Patterns"




Common Prenatal Concerns (Pt. 1)


  • What is Normal
  • Fielding questions and concerns




Common Birth Interventions


  • Augmentation
  • Inductions
  • Cesarean
  • Third Stage




Labor Support Techniques (Pt. 1)


  • Physical, emotional, spritual
  • Unmedicated
  • Medicated
  • Cesarean




Prenatal and Postpartum Support


  • What is the goal of your care
  • Meeting structure
  • Meeting etiquette
  • Develop content and rhythm




Scope of a Doula


  • Expectations
  • Advocacy
  • Medical professional relationships




Doula Client Relationship


  • Doula- client communication
  • Doula- client boundaries
  • Red flags




Doula Proof Your Life


  • Setting your household up for success
  • Preparing your family
  • Setting realistic expectations
  • Tips and tricks




Pain Management Options


  • Nitrous
  • Epidural
  • IV Narcotics
  • Alternative Options




Breastfeeding Basics - Class Audit Slot


  • Attend The Doula Circle's Breastfeeding Basics Class
  • Hear real questions from families and how to field concerns
  • Select an upcoming date to audit after the training weekend




Postpartum Planning - Class Audit Slot


  • Attend The Doula Circle's Postpartum Planning Class
  • Hear real questions from families and how to field concerns
  • Select an upcoming date to audit after the training weekend




Natural Labor Coping - Class Audit Slot


  • Attend The Doula Circle's Natural Labor Coping Class
  • Hear real questions from families and how to field concerns
  • Select an upcoming date to audit after the training weekend





Included in Part 2 Training
$680 (In-Person & Live Stream)
14 Credit Hours (+12.5 hr class audit)
Dates and Requirements

Anecdotal vs. Evidence Based Information


• Understanding how to support your clients with evidence based information • Autonomy over advice




What is Coping in Labor


• Comfort Measures • Coping Techniques • How to know if your client is coping well




Partner and Family Support


• Supporting the Partner to support the mama • Family Dynamics - Supporting the whole family




Affecting Change in Labor


• Positioning • Skills to move baby • Skills to alter the course of labor




Prenatal and Postpartum Care (pt 2)


• Interviews - Landing your potential client • Prenatal Care - Communication and autonomy • Postpartum Care - Communication, processing, closing the relationship




All Things Business


• Starting your business • Branding • Design • Contracts and forms • Boundary setting early in the game




Childbirth Education - Class Audit Slot


• Attend Hypno-Mama or Birthing From Within Childbirth Ed Class (5 week series) • Hear real questions from families and how to field questions • Select an upcoming date to audit after the training weekend




Doula Tools


• Doula bag • Essential oils • Comfort tools • "Uniform"





Helping Hands

Scholarship Opportunity

We understand that life can present barriers to our abilities to reach for our goals. In the spirit of helping to reduce these barriers we are excited to offer two 50% scholarship opportunities. The process is simple. Send an email requesting an application.

Once reviewed we will contact you with more information.  

 
STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE THE TRAINING BEGINS

PRE-REQ PART ONE

Required Reading:

  • The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

  • Birth: The Surprising History of how we are born – Tina Cassidy

Watch Video:

  • How to Bullet Journal

Required Items for Part One:

  • Bullet Journal

  • Personal Journal/Diary

PRE-REQ PART TWO

Interventions Homework

Begin Building Resource Binder

Become Familiar With:

  • The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin

  • Labor Progress Handbook - Penny Simkin

UPCOMING DATES

In-Person + Live Stream Option

FALL 2020 PART ONE

Sept 11th - 5pm-9pm

Sept 12th - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Sept 13th - 8:30am - 12:30pm

CLASS AUDIT SLOTS PER AVAILABILITY

FALL 2020 PART TWO

Oct 9th - 5pm - 9pm

Oct 10th - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Oct 11th - 8:30am - 12:30pm 

CLASS AUDIT SLOTS PER AVAILABILITY

 

SPRING 2021 PART ONE

Coming Soon...

SPRING 2020 PART TWO

Coming Soon...

REQUIREMENTS
FOR CERTIFICATE
  • Attend Labor Doula Training Part 1 & Part 2​

  • Attend Breastfeeding Basics – In this class you will learn the basics of breastfeeding.  You will attend this class with couples preparing for the arrival of their new baby.  This is a unique opportunity to observe parents as they learn about breastfeeding.  You will have the opportunity to listen to concerns and questions and to hear a professional doula address each client.​

  • Attend Postpartum Prep – Similar to our breastfeeding basics class, this class is taught by professional doulas and attended by parents-to-be.  You will learn how to assist your clients as they prepare for postpartum and once again, have the opportunity to witness the professionals as they interact with parents-to-be​

  • Attend Natural Labor Coping and Positiong - This class focuses on comfort and coping techniques and will give you additional practice with hands on skills. 

  • Complete the Required Reading​

  • Receive 85% or better on Labor Doula Test​

  • Audit a childbirth class (minimum of 12 hours)​

  • Submit a Local Support & Providers Resource List with an explanation for why you chose to include that provider/support professional

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your attendance with 30 days notice of the training start date, your entire fee is refundable. If you cancel your attendance with 29-14 days notice of the training start date, your deposit will be forfeited and the remaining fees will be refunded. Any cancellation occurring less than 14 days from the training start date will result in the forfeit of all payment and fees.  

OUR OFFICE

2501 W. Colorado Ave

Colorado Springs

CO 80904

303-396-4080

springsdoulas@gmail.com

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