New Beginnings Doula Training

New Beginnings Doula Training
Courses for doulas and online childbirth education

Friday, September 23, 2011

Clinical sites for doula's

The more I work on these courses for doula training, the more excited on I become.  Right now, I'm working getting some clinical sites set up for my students that live by me.  I am hoping to work with some local ob's.  This way I can make sure that my students are able to get the training in that they need.  At some point I would like to hook up with some homebirth midwifes for a different experience, but for right now, I feel like it's our hospital mamas that need more support.

I've also got papers to look through that have to do with music therapy in labor and a paper on cord clamping that I think I'm going to include in my next newsletter.  And I've got an idea for a doula textbook in the back of my brain.  My problem is, I there is so much to do:)

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Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.