SPEAKER TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS
Share your pregnancy experience followed by a question and answer period. Basically how are feeling, what needs do you have while being pregnant emotionally, physically, socially and economically. Share what kind of care you would like from partner, family and friends while pregnant. Allow time for question and answer. The students will offer you a prenatal massage and offer you some prenatal exercise including wrapping your uterus either through or under your clothing, this is all optional.
New Mother and Baby
Share your birth experience followed by a question and answer period. Please discuss how you knew you were in labor, when did you go to the hospital, who went with you and how did you cope with labor and what you would have liked differently? Also share how soon you got to hold your baby and tips on the cord clamping and first breastfeeding. Share what type of care you receive at home and what type you recommend when a mother gets home. Allow time for question and answer.
Business of Being a Doula
Share how you completed your certification, how you contacted clients, discuss the importance and utilization of legal forms, organizational tools, and contracts. Discuss your business or business plan, including the process of starting a business, self-promotion, charging fees and accepting payments, support systems, and networking. What you did well. What you learned. Steps for success as an entrepreneurial business of being a doula. Allow time for question and answer.
PRESENTER TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS
Teach Yoga and create healing energy for the student doula, incorporating music, movement and meditation. The students will have questions and answer. Teach the benefits of increasing energy, massaging internal organs, using breath and sound through various yoga techniques.
Proper latch-on techniques will be demonstrated, the effects of bottle-feeding, health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. Review breastfeeding basics and barriers, anatomy and physiology, position and latch, importance of relationship building breastfeeding within the first three days, 1st hour after birth, role of the birth doula, continuation, how breastfeeding evolves In the early weeks, role of the postpartum doula, common breastfeeding challenges, role of the postpartum doulas, resources for mom and family and how the ICTC Full Circle Doula is both the birth and postpartum doula regarding initial breastfeeding support and/or introduction. Allow time for question and answer.
Labor, Birth and Postpartum
Help prepare trainees by teaching, reviewing and implementing Skills for Stalled & Hard Labors; Preparing for Home, Birthing Center and Hospital Birth, Working with Hospital Staff & Home Birth Midwives, Advocating Using the Birth, Vision/Birth Plan, Avoiding Fetal Distress and Birth Trauma, Caesarean Births & VBACS, Helping Family Welcome the New Baby, Placenta Delivery & Rituals and more using hands-on, lecture and group participatory methods.
Healthy Preconception and Pregnancy
Help prepare trainees by teaching and reviewing Signs of Pregnancy, Common Discomforts of Pregnancy and Comfort Measures using hands-on, lecture and/or group participatory methods.