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What is a Doula?
Doulas support women and their families through the miracle of childbirth. The coaching and teaching doulas provide to parents during, before, or after childbirth requires much preparation on the part of the doula. Prospective parents want educated doulas. Our courses are built to train and support nurturing souls who want to serve families in welcoming new life to the world. There are 3 main types of doulas - birth, postpartum and bereavement. We also offer childbirth educator course and fertility doula courses. And there's nutritional doula as extra class.
Are you a real certification program?
Yes. And we are listed currently on Doula Match too.
What is included in the class cost?
You will need to check each page in our courses for what's included. Usually for the birth doula program we include the book "Comfort in Birth Method" for instance. We can possibly include a book for postpartum doula (like my book A Catholic Postpartum as a PDF file if you wish to order book please do so via Barnes and Noble and/or Amazon). That book is not needed for the course - it is optional - but great read. The main book for this class is "The First 40 days" by Heng Ou.
Rebozos are NOT included in basic packages - we do have a 10% off discount code for Lola My Rebozo website now. Rebozos ARE included in MENTORING packages (which is about $100 extra)- you must pay $150 down minimum for rebozo to be included with mentoring packages - thank you. Please see packages at the various pages.
do you offer live classes? (Also, known as fast-track)
Yes, usually our live classes are around $550-$700 - however, sometimes we offer early bird pricing or auto discounts - so please check the live fast-track page for information. Also, we might do live classes for some of the other programs - like Breastfeeding - so check that page as well. The live classes meet via ZOOM - so they are still "online" classes. You still have work to do outside class time. Thank you. Usually live classes are 7 weeks long as it works better for us.
What are certification Requirements?
Birth Requirements see page: CLICK ME Postpartum Requirements see page: CLICK ME Bereavement will be in first module and you can ask for sample. Magnificat Childbirth and other courses will have them in the first modules as well.
Are you part of DONA organization? - and do you qualify for other programs?
NO, we are our own doula training organization. DONA, CAPPA, Birth works international, ICEA , etc. are their own training programs and most of those have various requirements, etc. I suggest you talk to them about what they require for doulas, etc. Our program DOES qualify in California for the Medi-Cal program. So, if you are wanting to work with low income women and get paid - you can get certified through Catholic Doula Program and meet those requirements for that state. (I am not sure about other states - this is the one state for sure). We do NOT qualify for Tri-care Military program - they are only allowing like the top 4-5 programs to work with for that - however, we can consider a cross-certification - so email us about what we need for that. As we do want you to have the opportunity to study a Catholic program if that is your desire or spiritual based course.
What is a rebozo?
The Rebozo is a Mexican shawl...and is used for a tool for various techniques - you learn some in the modules or you can take extra higher level class as well. We teach basic Level A in the course and then you may opt-in for Level B workshop (extra fee). Thank you.
Where will my class be located at?
It depends on the course - some courses are on Google classroom and others are in Thinkific platform. After you pay through our site, we will give you class link and how to access your course. If you want a module sample, please email us for those. If you need a payment plan for the Magnificat Courses - Fertility doula or Childbirth Educator - please let us know and we will set up something for you. (As those also have a payment via Thinkific for one-time payment). We will need to set that up specific for you - message us below.
Are Scholarships available or military discount or something like this?
Scholarship fund is currently almost empty - sorry about that - when we do have funds - I can take case by case on this - and all scholarships are PARTIAL - you will still have to pay something. Discounts - we can offer a military discount - please again message us via contact page. We can do Combo discounts for various classes - if you signup for 2 or more - thank you. If you are DONA trained and want to cross certify or another school and want to cross certify - please message us via contact page or below and we usually offer a discount off our retail pricing. Thank you. Also, sometimes our fast-track classes are discounted (for example our January 2023 class is discounted) - please message us below and ask us about what is discounted already, etc. We aim to keep our prices competitive - so if you are comparing another course - please let us know and we will match pricing for basic plans only (minus a couple of places that we cannot do that with - so it depends on the course you are looking at for price matching ). Our mentoring packages are to remain the prices they are at because we are adding in extra time to speak with students and offer mentoring. Thank you for understanding. I think you will find that our prices are pretty good rates and we do offer sales and specials occasionally!
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