Well, it is the end of the year and begining of a new one. I thought it would be nice to talk a little bit about doulas and such.
What's a doula anyway? A doula is someone who helps parents in various stages of their lives - from fertility, birth, postpartum and bereavement - this person supports the family in a non-medical way - providing great comfort, physical support, and spiritual support too!
So, I had been asked by parents of teens and young adults to provide perhaps a curriculum for teens or young adults that are homeschooling with a way to learn more about doula work. Well, this course is a great way for teens and young adults to learn about doula work without taking a fuller course.
This class will be covering a great amount of things:
* Fertility Doula - how to help parents with charting and things like that
* Birth Doula - how a birth doula helps prepare for birth to being there physcially (or virtually) at a birth!
* Postpartum doula - shows a bit about the world of helping a mother after birth with her baby care and helping the mother as well with recovery time.
* Bereavement - shows a bit about miscarriage and loss of baby and we may include a little bit about End of Life Doulas even though that is not yet a course we offer in our school.
*Plus a tasting of Breastfeeding and Childbirth Educator courses!
So, you want to know more? Great - this class is offered together from Magnificat Doula and Catholic Doula Program combo - Go here for anyone to signup. Teens have option of adding in a small mentorship as well: http://www.catholicdoula.com/mini-doula-class.html
Also, we have a contest going on still at the website - so if you want to enter find the 2 hidden red roses and one golden rose to enter to win a book "Little Way of Motherhood" and/or "A Catholic Postpartum" and a belly wrap for mothers! Go to http://catholicdoula.com to enter!
About Me: I am a Catholic Mother of 4 children. I love writing about pregnancy and childbirth as I am a doula. However, I decided to write a few books recently and my books include: "A Catholic Postpartum", "Little Way of Motherhood" (about pregnancy), "Hope Through Sorrow" (Miscarriage/Bereavement book), "The Comfort in Birth Method", etc. My favorite saints are St. Therese and St. Zelie' Martin (and St. Louis). I love Our Lady Immaculate Heart as well. Please pray for me and I'll do the same for you! Thank you.