Steps for Certification ~ Catholic Postpartum Program--- We are re-doing the postpartum program -- there are new book list and newer requirements -- but you can look at list below for main overview -- there might be some slight changes!
Introduction to Certification
Catholic Postpartum Certification -- we are adding in some new requirements (they will be noted and starred). Older students maybe "grandfathered" out of new requirements. We are offering additional requirements because we want to stay up to date with other doula programs. (See main Postpartum program page for what is included in your package). Thank you!
1. Resource List
Make a 20 Resource List for postpartum mothers (this is also a B.L.O.O.M. postpartum requirement) -- one list is fine. You may add more for extra credit.
2. Book Reviews
Five book reviews are required.. You may use required books for 3 of the book reviews. You should try to find 2 other books related to postpartum.
3. Postpartum Term List (New)
We have doula terms requirement for birth doula and we are just adding this on for postpartum doula. Please find 20 postpartum related doula terms. When we update our modules this year -- we will add in more information. Thank you.
4. Postpartum Interviews
Interview mothers on postpartum -- also you may interview a father/grandfather for one of the interview assignments -- please see newest module update on this. Thank you.
5. Case Studies/Assignments -- Example Blessing way
Case Studies -- we include case studies in each module -- you will be required to do some for certification others will have a choice. If you are doing B.L.O.O.M. postpartum work, you need to follow the case studies in those modules as well. Thank you.
6. Dropping St. Anne Requirement for now -- will be adding in more info soon for replacement
We will be doing something slightly different for breastfeeding requirement -- for now you may send in a breastfeeding book review. Thank you.
7. Quizzes -- Pass at 90% (Any New Quizzes are optional for older students)
2017 Update -- We plan to update modules and there will be more quizzes. Students will need to pass with 90% or re-take before moving on to next module.
8. Work with postpartum families (New) -- 30 hours total hours
You need to work with postpartum families can be from two families up to 4 if so desired. Hours can be shared -- total just needs to be 30 hours all together.
9. Postpartum Videos Assignments (New) -- See Below for info
We will be adding in postpartum videos for you to view -- you will critique videos for certification purposes. For now, we will add to classroom -- there will be a module update soon and we will add to modules. Thank you.
10. Portfolio of Work -- Send in portfolio of work -- This will include Business Postpartum Contract (New)
Our last requirement is new -- students will include a business postpartum doula contract and portfolio of work ( we will give examples of how to do this). Please submit at end of your 7 modules. Thank you.