Doula Workshops

Postpartum Doula Training (ODIS)

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Spring Training 2021

 Gothenburg, Sweden

Block One April 17th & 18th

Block Two May 15th & 16th

1000-1700

8000 kr

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Join Om Baby in this ODIS (Organization for Doulas in Sweden) approved four day comprehensive Postpartum Doula training.  A Postpartum Doula is usually a woman (not always) that supports the new parents and infant or infants in the postpartum period or fourth trimester.  The Fourth Trimester refers to the first 12 weeks after birth where the baby transitions from womb to world and the new parents transition into care of their tiny babe. The Postpartum Doula comes to the home and helps with feeding, healing in the postpartum period, sleep, light housekeeping, light cooking, and emotional support during this transition. Included in the class is certification in Infant CPR as well as unlimited mentoring with Lori.  Why a Postpartum Doula training?  A Postpartum Doula training gives Birth Doulas another level of expertise when working with their clients in the postpartum period as well as is an opportunity to specialize in the postpartum period alone for those wishing.  Upon completion of this course, participants will receive an ODIS Postpartum Doula diploma.

Certification Requirements:

  • Full Attendance of Course
  • Read required material
  • 3 Postpartum Doula Client Reviews
  • Short (1-2 page) Essay on Postpartum Doula experience

Highlights of the Training:

  • Postpartum Doula Role & Scope of Practice
  • The Business of a Doula
  • The Art of a Referral
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Postpartum Period
  • Postpartum Healing
  • AWHONN Post Birth Warning Signs
  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Newborn Care & Safety
  • Infant CPR
  • Infant Massage
  • The Special Needs Infant
  • Support After Loss
  • Breastfeeding

Required Reading

Books can be purchased via Amazon or Book Depository which usually offer free shipping.  There is also the option to purchase audio books.  These books do NOT need to be read in their entirety prior to the course.  They are simply a complement to the class.

  • Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn, 5th edition by Penny Simkin, Janet Whallet, et al. (2016)
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Wiessinger and West (2010)
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple, Morbacher and Kendall-Tackett (2010)
  • Mothering the Mother, Plackin (2000)
  • The Wonder Weeks, Plooij (2013)
  • The Fourth Trimester, Johnson (2017)

About the Instructor

Lori, founder of Doulas of Gothenburg and Om Baby & Wellness, Sweden, is a Registered Nurse in both the U.S. and Sweden with nearly 20 years of experience in Newborn Intensive Care and Postpartum (BB) nursing. She is also a DONA & ODIS trained Doula and and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). She writes regularly for AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses) and American Nurse Today. She is  a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, a Certified Prenatal (Gravidyoga) and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Pediatric CPR (HLR) Instructor, and a member of ICEA (International Childbirth Educators Association).  Her passion is encouraging new parents as they navigate the world of baby and supporting them in the process of becoming a family.

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Doula Workshops

At Doulas of Gothenburg, we believe in supporting each other as doulas and sharing information.  An important part of any profession is continuing education.  Our monthly Doula Workshops offer the chance to grow together and learn new ideas and concepts.  We bring years of experience to each and every workshop.  All of our workshops are evidence based.  Each workshop is 300 kr and includes fika.

Supporting LGBTQ Clients

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Anyone that comes in contact with the healthcare community should expect to be met with the same respect as the other.  Those that break society’s norms are at higher risk every day for alienation and discrimination which can lead to negative experiences and poor health.  This workshop helps us meet our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve with a focus on LGBTQ individual.  How can we support the LGBTQ community as they build a family so that they feel seen, heard, and supported?

About the Instructor

Emmanuelle lectures and educates regularly on human rights with a focus in HBTQ rights and antiracism. This workshop is for doulas and doulas-to-be as well as anyone working in perinatal health. This workshop will be held in Swedish.

2021 Dates to be Announced

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Breastfeeding for Doulas

IMG_1421This workshop is for any Birth and/or Postpartum Doula or aspiring doulas. Learn the the basics of breastfeeding including anatomy and physiology of milk production as well as identifying any early issues in the breastfeeding dyad and knowing when to refer.  This workshop is held in English with a sprinkle of Swedish.

About the Instructor
Lori, Neonatal & Postpartum & Nurse and Doula and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), has worked nearly 20 years with mamas and babies in the neonatal and postpartum period.  An IBCLC has the holds the highest level of expertise in science and art of breastfeeding.

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Infant CPR (HLR) for Doulas

IMG_1607Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential skill for every doula. Learn the life saving steps to take if an infant stops breathing or is choking.  This course follows Swedish & European Resuscitation Guidelines.  Get hands on practice from an experienced instructor and leave feeling confident.  This workshop is held in English with a sprinkle of Swedish.

About the Instructor

Lori, Neonatal & Postpartum & Nurse and Doula and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), has worked nearly 20 years with mamas and babies in the neonatal and postpartum period.  She has extensive, first hand experience in infant resuscitation and is a HLR Rådet certified instructor.

2021 Dates to be Announced

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