Birth and Post Natal Doula Training
Doula training is possible throughout Australia and the world with the Australian Doula College.
Our twenty-week program available face to face in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, covers many aspects of pregnancy, the mechanics of labour, feelings, possible fears and challenges for parents, homebirth, hospital policies and procedures, post natal issues, breastfeeding and postnatal doula-ring.
Our course becomes a journey for the doula and offers a holistic approach to pregnancy and birth and an opportunity for the doula to grow and understand how her and her beliefs can impact on the birthing woman and her partner.
We believe that it is essential to understand your own vulnerabilities and fears in order to be able to assist others though theirs. This is an intricate part of the course.
Our classes are kept small and intimate giving the trainees a safe space to share and get the most out of classes. Classes are informative, fun and set in a relaxed atmosphere. Information is provided though our weekly workbooks and most weeks there is a relevant DVD and/or CD shared. There is an average of two – three hours homework a week.
All of our facilitators and educators are doulas and all hold a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Collectively, as doulas and educators we have over 70 years experience in birth and the post natal period. Our students are extremely well supported during the course and while undertaking their training births and have a trainer on call for them 24 hours, seven days a week.
If you have been thinking about becoming a doula then we would love to talk to you………..Our doula training is different to the others and we would be honoured for you to share your doula journey with us!
“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I experience and I understand” – Confucius C450BC
End of Life Doula Training
The End of Life Doula Course is run by Hellen Callanan at Preparing The Way in collaboration with the Australian Doula College.
The Sadhana of Birth
The Sahana of Birth is a Pregnancy yoga teacher and doula certification. It is a collaboration between Katie Manitsas, the founder and director of Everyday Sadhana and Renee Adair, the founder and director of the ADC.