Postpartum Doula Training

I am organizing a DONA Postpartum Doula Training workshop here in Lethbridge.  It’s happening May 29th-June1st.

When I had my third baby I was in need of a postpartum doula.  I posted on a local baby group forum searching for a pp doula and the reply I got was, “What’s a postpartum doula?”.  Now, the group is well versed in the area of birthing and doulas etc., so this reply did shock me a little.  But… it is what it is, and Lethbridge does not have ONE postpartum doula.

So, I am super excited to be offering the workshop and also to take the workshop.  And really, this is my style.  If I want something myself and it’s not available, I then vow to make it available for other people.  This applies to numerous instances in my life.

Taken from DONA.org:

A Postpartum Doula

  • Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester
  • Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying
  • Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary

If you are interested in taking the workshop, please contact me at andrea.johnson@telus.net

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