This workshop will meet one of the requirements for the DONA International Birth Doula Certification and one requirement in becoming a volunteer for the Brookings Health System Volunteer Birth Doula Program.
This workshop will provide hands on education for providing physical and emotional support to the birthing women and their families. This is an excellent workshop for educating Labor and Delivery nurses on the value of providing emotional and physical support during the birth process.
Attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirements for the DONA International certification.
After attending this workshop the doula/nurse will be able to:
Describe the physical and emotional aspects of labor.
List the benefits of continuous labor support and the relationship to the emotional and psycho social outcomes of labor.
Describe the long-term impact of the birth experience on a woman.
Define what universal precautions are and explain how the precautions protects the doula/nurse.
Identify 6 ways to progress in labor.
Explain the effects of stress and pain to the mother and fetus.
Explain the 3 R's (Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual).
Identify phases and stages of labor/birth and describe corresponding emotions of each aspect.
Differentiate between defuse pushing, purple pushing and mother guided pushing.
List 3 was of emotionally supporting a woman who chooses an epidural.
List 3 laboring positions and pushing positions for a woman who chooses and epidural.
Describe 3 comfort measures for a woman in labor.
Demonstrate 3 labor-enhancing measures.
List specific comfort measures for back pain.
Describe unique emotional needs of a woman, her partner, and her baby when they experience a cesarean birth.
Explain the doula/nurse role in providing emotional support to the cesarean birth family.
Identify the role of the doula/nurse with initiating the breast feeding experience.
List breastfeeding resources.
List ways to facilitate the families bonding experience.
Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of postpartum blues, depression, and psychosis.
Describe benefits of membership and certification to different professional organizations.
Discuss the latest research and the impact on the doula/nurse practice.