Note: We prefer students to do the B.L.O.O.M. Postpartum training and we waive the St. Anne Breastfeeding because there is more about working with mums in the B.L.O.O.M program. However, we can waive the B.L.O.O.M. for whatever reasons--please just ask us! Steps for Certification ~ Catholic Postpartum Program--After putting this together -- we noticed a few missing items -- you will need to work with a postpartum family (at least 3) for minimum of 30 hours. There is an additional father/grandfather interview required. Please look at module one for full list. If we remember any other add-ons--we will place here soon. Please see rest of requirements below. Thank you!
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. See book list. You may use required books for 3 of the book reviews. You should try to find 2 other books related to postpartum. (Note: The 2 extra can come from B.L.O.O.M. program books).
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 3 postpartum mothers -- we now would like in 3 categories: newborn baby/mother; 3-6 month baby/mother; 6 months to one year baby/mother. Thank you. (Categories are new -- so will waive for older students).
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.
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. optional -- If you choose to do BellyBinding -- we will offer BellyBinding Certificate
Bellybinding is taught in last module -- if you want to receive certificate -- show us that you have practiced this with pictures of your bellybinding and one evaluation sent in to us from participant.
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.