SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are offering on-line LIVE doula training. Join us via Adobe® Connect™ or on-site in Winter Garden, Florida. Call now for details 321 213 1112
2013 Dates Doula Course 1230: Orlando
April 6 & 7
June 29 & 30 (note location change-Spring Hill-West Coast of Florida)
August 3 & 4
November 9 & 10
Times: 8:30 am to 5:30pm
Total instructional hours: 16 clock hours
Total Externship hours: 150 clock hours
Location: Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery, Winter Garden, Fl
Instructor(s): Kathy Bradley, IBCLC, ICCE, CD
Contact: 321-213-1112 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
What is a Certified Doula?
A doula, also known as a childbirth assistant, is a healthcare professional who provides non-medical support and care through education, guidance and counseling for pregnant and parenting women and families. She promotes a healthy pregnancy and encourages active participation throughout the childbearing year.
She offers prenatal and postpartum home visits and once labor has begun, is available continuously at the delivery site assisting the parents during the birth of their child. An accomplished doula advocates, educates and supports a woman, her partner and her family through one of the most precious times in their lives.
“......[use of doulas] significantly reduced cesarean section rates, forceps deliveries, need for oxytocin, and use of epidural anesthesia. In addition, the presence of a [doula] shortened labor and decreased the incidence of maternal fever.”
Kennell, et al.,”Continuous Emotional Support During Labor in a US Hospital.” Journal of American Medical Association, May 1991 - Vol 265, No 17
What are my career opportunities?
Doulas across the nation work in hospitals, doctors offices, birth centers, or have their own private practices. New graduates typically charge $300-$500 per birth with rates increasing according to experience. The CCSM Doula Training program will prepare you to work in any of these settings and alos serves as an adjunct training for employees of nurse home visiting and community outreach programs. Many doulas continue on into childbirth education, nursing and/or midwifery careers.
CCSM does not guarantee employment or placement.
The Training Program...
Is designed for those with no prior specialized training and certification. It is well paced, thorough and covers every aspect needed to be a dynamic part of the birthing community. During the training and internship program, the following topics will be addressed:
- anatomy and physiology
- process of labor, delivery and the postpartum period
- obstetrical procedures
- comfort measures and labor support
- newborn care and procedures
- working with your client & medical staff
- communication and listening skills
- specialized and one-on-one care
- benefits of social support systems
- impact of racial and class disparities on pregnancy and birth outcomes
- setting up and running your doula practice
- HIPAA compliance
The program includes training manual, Certificate of Completion and opportunity to complete full certification through CCSM and The JJ Way®.
Shall be granted to those who choose to complete the requirements below, following the 18 hour training program - Certification Lab Fee is an additional $75:
- High school diploma, GED or certificate from an institute of higher education
- Complete the required reading list
- Non- pregnant participation in a childbirth education class and breastfeeding education class
- 150 hours of internship, that includes a minimum of 10 births
- 2 letters of recommendation from birth professionals
- Successful completion of written exam
|Registration Form (copy, paste and print)|
|State ______________ Zip _________________|
|Location and Date of Training Program: __ On-Site or __On-line
__ $350 in full (incl. $100 non-refundable fee) OR
__ $100 non-refundable fee ($250 balance due by first day of class)
__ $135 Fellowship Program (for those who have already had formal training as a doula)
__ $75 Certification Lab Fee
|Money order or check payable to:
Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery (CCSM)
|Paypal Send money through Paypal to email@example.com and submit a receipt attached to your registration. You will need to include a 2.75% convenience fee with your registration fee to use paypal.|
|Send completed registrations to:
CCSM Training Division
213 S. Dillard St. Suite 340
Winter Garden, FL 34787
|For more info or any related questions please call our registration line: 321-213-1112|
|Each training class is limited to 15 participants to ensure quality time and education. Be sure to send your registration today.|
|Cancellation Policy: Registration may be canceled by written request (less $25 processing fee) if received 30 days prior to program, and 50% of fee is refundable 15 days prior to program. No Refund 15 days prior from class.|
Kathy Bradley has been involved with perinatal education and health care since 1989. She is the Founder and Director of the Childbirth Enhancement Foundation and holds a degree in Communication and Public Relations. She is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Childbirth Educator, and serves on the Council of Licensed Midwifery for Florida Department of Health. Kathy has been in private practice as a doula/childbirth assistant since 1991 and resides in Rockledge , Florida with her five children.
Please direct any questions to Kathy at 321 213 1112 or firstname.lastname@example.org