About the ICTC Full Circle Doula Training
The ICTC Full Circle Doula is a well-rounded professional trained to offer both prenatal and postpartum services. As you may know, there is an alarming disparity of infant mortality in the African American community; ICTC strives to close this gap by training women to become doulas in every communities.
Our training is built on the legacy of the African American Midwife, who was a pioneer in her community, and we believe this training is a pivotal component of leadership development.
Become an Expert Labor and Postpartum Doula Care
The ICTC Full Circle Doula Training is a 30 hour (3.5 days) prenatal, labor and postpartum doula training course. Topics include, and expand beyond: The history and duties of labor and postpartum doulas, the legacy of the African American midwife, the midwifery model of care, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, labor and birth, birth justice, perinatal comfort measures, reproductive anatomy, medical terminology, the role of the father, physiology of labor and birth, cultural awareness, breastfeeding support, infant care, postpartum rituals, bonding and family integration, the spirituality of birth, intuition and “Motherwit,” infant mortality reduction, and entrepreneurial skill.
This high energy training is didactic, interactive, and woman-centered and facilitates comprehensive doula care. Graduates of the training receive a provisional certificate and have 2 years to certify. With program completion, the graduate is certified to practice as a labor and a postpartum doula, and though graduates may choose to specialize as labor doulas or postpartum doulas, their knowledge base is still holistic or “Full Circle.”
Through the ICTC Full Circle Doula® Training you be will be equipped with resources, skills, confidence and know how to begin your journey, to holistically to assist a pregnant woman to transition through pregnancy, labor, birth and to motherhood by providing emotional and physical support.
The Training Site
The training site location is different for each training. The site address will be emailed to you once registered.
The Training Weekend
The Full Circle Doula Training Intensive is a culturally competent, interactive and informative training. The training weekend includes progressive midwife and doula instructors, guest speakers, visuals and instruction on creating your doula business. We have been offering doula training since 2000 with rave reviews.
The Full Circle Doula Training Schedule:
• Thursday 4:00pm to 8:30pm
• Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Saturday 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Sunday 8:30am to 5:00pm
The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) will light continental breakfast items, coffee and teach each morning from 8:00am-8:25pm. Lunch is on your own with local restaurants in walking distance. Several breaks are integrated in the training. Although childcare is not provided, you are always welcome to bring breastfeeding infants.
Individual: $800.00. Partial Scholarships and Payment Plan Options Available. Click here to learn more.
Group rates vary. Read more about group rates.
“Becoming a Doula has been a passion of mine for well over a decade… I am very excited to begin this journey into doula care and someday midwifery.”
“Now I feel I have a solid base of understanding that I will use to support women in their own birthing process.”
“This was a very unique training. I am so grateful for the focus on African and Diasporic families, cultures and traditions.”