Postpartum Doula Training
January 14, 15, 21, 22
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A Postpartum Doula is usually a woman that supports the new parents and infant or infants in the postpartum period or fourth trimester. The Fourth Trimester refers to the first 12 weeks after birth where the baby transitions from womb to world and the new parents transition into care of their tiny babe. The Postpartum Doula comes to the home and helps with feeding, sleep, care of the infant, care of the mother, light housekeeping, light cooking, and emotional support during this transition. Included in the class is certification in Infant CPR as well as unlimited mentoring with Lori. Please note you must pass a background check to join.
Highlights of the Training:
- Postpartum Doula Role & Scope of Practice
- The Business of a Doula
- The Art of a Referral
- Anatomy & Physiology of the Postpartum Period
- Postpartum Healing
- AWHONN Post Birth Warning Signs
- Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
- The Newborn Period & Transition
- Newborn Tests
- Newborn Care & Safety
- Infant CPR
- Infant Massage
- The Special Needs Infant
- Support After Loss
About the Instructor
Lori, founder of Doulas of NSB and Om Baby & Wellness, Sweden, is a Registered Nurse in both the U.S. and Sweden with years of experience in Newborn Intensive Care and Postpartum (BB) nursing. She is also a DONA & ODIS trained doula and is currently studying toward her IBCLC. She writes regularly for AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses) and American Nurse Today. She is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, a Certified Prenatal (Gravidyoga) and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Pediatric CPR Instructor, and a member of ICEA (International Childbirth Educators Association). Her passion is teaching new parents about their babies and guiding them in the process of becoming a family.