Join our Fast-track birth doula class starting in March 2023! Our spring class is going to be awesome! March-April 2023! Read about Fast-track here or scroll down to learn more!
Become a Catholic Birth Doula!
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Becoming a Catholic Doula
Becoming a Catholic Doula is a great privilege.
You'll become the best doula through... ✔ Spiritual Support ✔ Prayerful Support ✔ Evidence-Based Support ✔ Supportive of the Family ✔ Rebozo Mexican Shawl ✔ Comfort in Birth Method ✔ Listening Support ✔ Advocacy Support
COMPONENTS TO YOUR Birth Labor Doula COURSE
7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost! And Saints!
Our Course includes the 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost and how they relate to doula work - for instance "Gift of Fear of the Lord" - we show mothers how to not fear labor and to let go of fears. There are usually various "saints" of each modules - some to go along with our Gifts of Holy Ghost - like Bl. Maria Taigi is known as a Saint of Wisdom.
Comfort in Birth Method Book
Your textbook is written by your main instructor and this book is powerful and packed with information to help you understand and learn "Comfort in Birth Method" in order to use this with your doula clients - so technically you are also a "Comfort in Birth Method" certified doula (as this is a separate non-denominational course ) and you may request an extra certificate stating this if so desired! This textbook is included in all packages!
Self-pace modules to go through (or fast-track)
We have updated our class to reflect that modules will be the same for both classes - self-pace and fast-track. The difference is the amount of work load. We waive more things in fast-track class. You receive 7 modules.
First Module: Intro to doula work, timeline of childbirth history assignment, and more!
Second module: Prayer and spirituality of doula work plus overview of bereavement.
Third module: Communication and Care providers plus stages of labor.
Fourth Module: Pain vs. suffering - begin comfort techniques.
Module five: Using your B.R.A.I.N. and Art of Care.
Module Six: Challenges of Labor -comfort part b.
Module 7: Wise choices for postpartum time . Mini-business included.
What else can be included in my class?
M.O.M. Advocate Breastfeeding Course (this is to start breastfeeding groups - more for experienced in breastfeeding) or Basic Breastfeeding Class for a doula who is not experienced or wants a refersher class. The basic class meets once a season or as needed.
Rebozo shawl depending on package (not all packages include rebozo) - see package information here (link coming soon)
Business doula workshop/modules - this might be a choice between this and our rebozo workshops.
Rebozo Workshop Level A is usually included in class (recording or live depending on our schedule) and Rebozo Workshop Level B can be added in as part of the other packages.
Mentoring sessions can be added in.
Timeline session (shorter mentoring) on getting a specific schedule set up for you to finish by a certain time frame.
An everything included package is also available!
Also, if attending a live online fast-track class - the class costs slightly more, but then you get your books included and things like that - to see how live (online) classes work go here. Payment plans are available for live class, but they are done a different way click here.
TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY
physiology of pregnancy
physiology of labor
nutrition and exercise
pain in labor
management of labor
routine procedures during labor
cesarean and VBAC
introduction to lactation
TOPICS IN BECOMING A BIRTH DOULA
getting started as a doula
working with a client prenatally, including birth plans or "birth wishes"
working with a client during labor – positioning, hands-on skills, "healing arts".
adapting your role in various situations
challenging births such as challenges of labor and unexpected outcomes
working with a client for prenatals and postpartum visit
alternative ways of working - virtual doula
Birth Doula Shop Register below! Read more about why Catholic doula below or on FAQ page! Thanks! Birth doula package information is at bottom of page. The signup below includes self-paced/or fast-track.
Packages available for birth doula:
Student Policies page is here - please read before enrolling - you agree to our policies whether you read or not before enrolling. Thank you.
St. Gianna Basic Package
St. Zélie Mentoring Package
Live Zoom Fast-track Class
Guadalupe Combo Package
St. Gianna Basic Package is self-paced only offering. We are lowering the price to $400 (unless on sale - that varies seasonally). What's included in the package? 1. Your class/course with 7 modules. 2. Book "Comfort in Birth Method" 3. Access to both class areas if so desired. (Google and other private class). 4. Welcome packet with information about certification requirements, etc. What else is needed? $49 grading/certification fee due at end of your class (do not have to pay up front or you may opt-in to do so). $25 a year membership fee to be listed on our doula directories and you receive a discount on continuing education classes. Membership fee due close to one year after graduation on June 1st every year (So, basically free membership right after you finish for one year). 2-3 CEU's required each year or you may submit 4-6 CEU's every other year. Thank you.
The St. Zélie Mentoring Package is higher priced because we include more goodies for you! What's included? 1. Your class/course with 7 modules. The purpose of mentoring is to get you finished faster as well! 2. Book"Comfort in Birth Method" 3. Access to both class areas if so desired. (Google and other private class). 4. Welcome packet with information about certification requirements, etc. 5. Mentoring slots (3) with instructor. 6. Rebozo Mexican Shawl. 7. The Little Way of Motherhood book OR A Catholic Postpartum book (please let us know your choice). 8. If you finish before a year is up - we waive the grading/certification fee if you are choosing digital certificate or you only pay a smaller fee for the paper certificate mailed to you. Otherwise that fee is $49 after one year. 9. You get 2 years free to our membership directories. 10. You get one free mini-class: B.L.O.O.M. Pregnancy, M.O.M. Advocate, or another class - please ask us what we will allow. Thank you. How much is Mentoring Package? $550 - with possibility of a sale on this once or twice a year. Thank you.
Fast-track Doula classes are done via zoom online. What's included: 1. Zoom live class - interaction with your instructor - ask questions if so desired... 2. Your book "Comfort in Birth Method" book. 3. Pay in full special prize - we will send a free book - might be surprise! (One of your instructor's author books). 4. Access to all classrooms if so desired (Google and other private one). 5. One mentoring slot time included if needed. 6. If finish within one year or less, we will waive the grading/certification fee of $49, if you choose digital certificate or smaller fee if want paper certificate before a year is up. 7. Students will still need to do CEU's and membership to directories will be waived for one year after graduation. 8. Class cost "normal" fee is $600 - but we have been discounting this to a lower price lately - so please check out fast-track page. From now on we will have an early bird special and last week leading up to class will be higher priced. Thanks for understanding. Again we will also offer some special things for pay in full people. We waive extra PayPal or other payment processing fee for pay in full, etc. thank you.
Guadalupe combo package - come back for details on this one - it may vary depending on what you want - but we will post something soon. Thank you.