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Houston, TX 77004

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A Holistic Doula is a birth worker with the skills to nurture the families she serves with an unconditional touch of loving care.

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A Holistic Doula is a birth worker with the skills to nurture. She offers the light of wellness from a balanced physical, mental, emotional and spiritual point of view for a peaceful and joyful reception of new life!

A Holistic Doula learns how to work in all types of settings: hospitals, birthing centers and in home births. Our primary textbook is Holistic Doula: A Complete Wellness Guide for Doula Care by K. Akua Gray. We also use a variety of Doula textbooks to enhance learning including The Doula Book by Klaus, Klaus and Kennell and The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin.

The Curriculum

* Reproductive Anatomy

* Pregnancy Physiology

* Labor and Birth Medical Terminology

* History and Duties of the Labor and Postpartum Doula

* Compassion, Care and Cultural Awareness Skills

* 6 Holistic Therapies for Pregnancy and Birthing

* Maternal Social Services

* Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

* Prenatal Care Assistance

* Labor and Birth Assistance

* Birthing Ball, Rebozo, and Belly Binding Techniques

* Birthing Options

* The Role of the Father

* The Birth Plan

* Breastfeeding Support

* Infant Care including Baby Bonding Techniques

* The Doula Business 101

* Learn about the more than 20 types of Doula Professionals

* Learning for each module is enhanced with written assignments, reading summaries, practicals in wellness therapies, prenatal, birth and postpartum volunteer services.

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