POC ONLY DOULA TRAINING LEARNING OUTCOMES
Skills to deal with one bias’ triggers and ego
Understand the art of holding space, deep listening, and others triggers
Understand the history of birth in the United States, understand the current birth climate in the US, and begin to find ways of how individual can support a more optimal reality.
Understand the human female anatomy pertaining to being a doula
Understand the mechanisms of labor
Understand the signs of labor
Understand options for abortions and how to hold space for this process
Understand the options for miscarriage and how to hold space for this process
Understand the three stages of labor
Have a full toolbox of remedies and things to bring more comfort for pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. This includes both food, tactile support, and traditional healing modalities and methods.
Understand how to support someone in navigating the medical industrial complex
Understand how to conduct an interview/ inquiry, prenatal, and postpartum appointment
Understand how to advocate for client
Understand how to support someone in finding the best decision for their self
Understand how to support with post birth disappointment, regret, and trauma.
Knows when to and how to advise a referral during any part of the process
Knows how to spiritually and energetically hold space via collective traditions and modalities.
Understands what tools they will need.
Knows how to take care of ones self
Knows how to prevent burnout and to see the warning signs
Knows how to cloak, or is aware of he concept to support with the practice of mastering this technique
Knows how to find evidence based current research for nothing them, their clients, and their clients practitioners or family.
Knows how to take care of a healthy infant up to 3 months.
Knows the warning signs during pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, birth of live infant, and postpartum of a complication and knows how to handle the situation whether their is a primary care provider present or not
Knows how to hold space for a precipitous birth if there isn’t a primary care provider present or if holding space for a free birther.