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Belize Ocean Club

Placencia, Stann Creek District

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Make your Self-Care Social Justice Work and Become a Doula in Belize!

Birthkeepers Convergence is an opportunity to learn the skills you'll need to become a doula in a beautiful resort setting. Breakfast, lunch and snacks plus an excursion of your choice and resort accomodations are all included in the pricing.

Take a DONA International Birth Doula and/or Postpartum Doula Training this May!

You can register for either the birth doula training or the postpartum doula training, or you can do both.

An overview of daily topics is outlined below; full daily schedules and details will be sent in your registration confirmation.

Take the leap and register today!


DONA Birth Doula Training, May 16-19, 2019

Taught by DONA certified trainer Chama Woydak, this course will prepare you to start work as a birth doula and can count toward your DONA birth doula certification.

Thursday, May 16 8 AM- 5 PM Introductions, The Significance of Birth: Introduction to Labor Support, Meet DONA International: Standards & Code of Ethics, Crossing Cultures & Cultural Sensitivity, Communication Skills, Keys to Success: Interviews, Prenatal Contact between Doula and Client, Early Labor Support, Miles Circuit

Friday May 17, 8 AM- 5 PM Positions for Labor, Rebozo, Coping with Life’s Challenges, Prenatal Support Resources, Birth Bag, Active Labor, Transition Support, Coping Techniques, Comfort measures, labor positions, hands on techniques, Labor Positions for challenging presentations, Epidurals

Saturday May 18, 8 AM- 5 PM Challenging labors, The Doulas Role, Cesareans, Getting to Work: The next steps, attending births, certification process, Starting your own business, Newborn and Initiation of Breastfeeding, the postpartum visit, tapering off interaction with a client, Wrapping it all up: Role Play Scenarios, Closing ceremony, Final evaluations!

Sunday May 19 Excursion day! A full day out! Choose between an island hop on a catamaran in the beautiful Caribbean Sea or an inland waterfall hike in the lush second growth jungle of Belize. Or if you prefer, just relax and take advantage of all the resort has to offer and explore the village.


DONA Postpartum Doula Training, May 20-23, 2019

This course is taught by certified DONA International trainer Jen Chandlee and counts toward certification.

May 20, 8 AM-6:30 PM Postpartum Support & Why we Need It, The Significance of a Doula & Advocacy, The Business of Being a Doula, Communication Skills and Crossing Cultures, The Impact of Birth on Postpartum, Educating Clients

May 21, 8 AM-6:30 PM How & When to Make Referrals, Postpartum Physical Changes in the Mother, Integrating a Baby into the Family, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Values & Differences in Priorities, The Newborn and the Doula

May 22, 8 AM-6:30 PM Multiples, Loss & Grief, Breastfeeding, Pumping & Bottles, Review & Rehearsal of Skills

May 23- Excursion Day! Island Hop on a catamaran with Nautical Adventures; Hike to the waterfalls in the Bocawina National Park

** If there is another excursion that peaks your interest, please shoot us an email or call and we can see if we can work it out for you!


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