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Certified Catholic Doula ~ Birth Doula Course Link for more info (BLOOM program included too)
Audience: (No required pre-course) Teen-Adult can take our doula course. We do require minors to have permission from parents before enrolling.
Birth Doula course self-pace style take up to two years to complete. We have new timeline and new book "The Gift of Birth" addition to our birth doula course for 2018. We are excited to have you learn with us -- read more here.
Certified Catholic Postpartum Doula Course
Audience: Beginner adult who would like to serve mothers in the postpartum phase only (or combine with one of our other programs).
Course Overview: We have 7 modules based on the 7 Joys of Mary and helping mothers in postpartum phase
We do have a new Fast-Track Postpartum being formed - start date tentative in early January 2019. Click here to learn more about Fast-track postpartum.
No per-requisites are required though knowledge of birth doula is recommended.
If you are a mother, this will fit into what you have done in the past with your babies, but it also focuses on the mother as well. Learn more here at our Postpartum Page.
Nutritional Doula Certification -- what is this?
We thought about offering this with the postpartum course, but have decided that all good things need time to plan. A nutritional doula consults the mother about her nutritional needs during pregnancy and after as well. She offers a plan for her healthy eating and shopping tips. She does not offer anything medical. She is a Nutritional Mom consultant. She will adjust the nutritional needs for post-partum. She will involve the whole family and keep it wholesome too. If the client is diabetic -- we will suggest to the client a more specific dietary changes. We have looked online and there are not a lot of nutritional doula courses out there. We plan to offer this regularly priced at $300; for now we are doing a half off special of $150 for pilot and can be made in 3 payments -- please note we do add-in small fees. Note: You will be able to use "Blessed Womb Nutritional Doula(c) as well as "Catholic Doula Program Nutritional doula(c) after your name.
If non-doula - you will use Blessed Womb Nutritional Mom Consultant instead.
"The First Forty Days" book.
Must read during course: The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother available from amazon.com
Second required reading: "Real Food For Pregnancy" https://realfoodforpregnancy.com/
You do not have to be a doula already to take the course -- though if you are not a trained doula you will receive a slightly different title of Nutritional Mom Consultant instead of "doula". So, if you are a doula, please provide a certificate showing your certification. Thank you!
Learn more about our course coming soon here____page not yet available...
Our Lady of Sorrows Certified "Sorrowful Doula" (Bereavement) Doula Program
Audience: Beginner adult who would like to serve bereaved mothers who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Note: Teen doulas may take this course if so desired.
Course Overview: This course is based on the 7 Sorrows of Mary and shares in learning about Mary's sorrows as well as bereavement of mothers. Our goal with this course is to train you in a sensitive way to help mothers through bereavement time. There is also a book list for this course too. No per-requisites required. Learn more here.
New Blessed Womb Childbirth and Blessed Breastfeeding Educator courses -- New website!
We have decided to offer a more non-denominational training for childbirth and breastfeeding courses; so the new name and website are up -- we will be working on the courses soon. There will be also an online Blessed Womb class for parents as well -- coming soon!