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Doula and Labor Support Workshops

DONA International Approved
Alexandria, LA
May 15 - 16, 2008

June 19 - 20, 2008

Washington, DC

June 6 - 7, 2008
Houston, TX
July 10 - 11, 2008
Minneapolis, MN
July 24 - 25, 2008
November 13 - 14, 2008

ICEA Approved
Please contact Michele (michele@jmbirthconsultants.com) to schedule an ICEA doula workshop near you.


DONA International Approved Workshops

Alexandria, LA
May 15 - 16, 2008
June 19 - 20, 2008
Class is FULL at this time.

18 Contact Hours

Fee: $350 (includes workshop manual)
Workshop Schedule:  8am to 6pm both days
Instructor: Marilyn Hildreth, RN, ICCE, ICD, IAT-CE-D, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Approved DONA Doula Trainer

This workshop will provide hands on education for providing physical and emotional support to the birthing women and  their families. This is an excellent workshop for educating Labor and Delivery nurses on the value of providing emotional and physical support during the birth process.

Attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirements for the DONA International certification. 

After attending this workshop the doula/nurse will be able to:
  • Describe the physical and emotional aspects of labor.
  • List the benefits of continuous labor support and the relationship to the emotional and psycho social outcomes of labor.
  • Describe the long-term impact of the birth experience on a woman.
  • Define what universal precautions are and explain how the precautions protects the doula/nurse.
  • Identify 6 ways to progress in labor.
  • Explain the effects of stress and pain to the mother and fetus.
  • Explain the 3 R's (Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual).
  • Identify phases and stages of labor/birth and describe corresponding emotions of each aspect.
  • Differentiate between defuse pushing, purple pushing and mother guided pushing.
  • List 3 was of emotionally supporting a woman who chooses an epidural.
  • List 3 laboring positions and pushing positions for a woman who chooses and epidural.
  • Describe 3 comfort measures for a woman in labor.
  • Demonstrate 3 labor-enhancing measures.
  • List specific comfort measures for back pain.
  • Describe unique emotional needs of a woman, her partner, and her baby when they experience a cesarean birth.
  • Explain the doula/nurse role in providing emotional support to the cesarean birth family.
  • Identify the role of the doula/nurse with initiating the breast feeding experience.
  • List breastfeeding resources. 
  • List ways to facilitate the families bonding experience.
  • Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of postpartum blues, depression, and psychosis.
  • Describe benefits of membership and certification to different professional organizations.
  • Discuss the latest research and the impact on the doula/nurse practice.
Class is FULL at this time.


Washington, DC
June 6 - 7, 2008
George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Located at Foggy Bottom Metro  (Blue and Orange Metro Line) 

For online workshop registration and payment information click here.

18 Contact Hours

Fee: $350 (includes workshop manual)
Workshop Schedule:  8am to 6pm both days
Instructor: Marilyn Hildreth, RN, ICCE, ICD, IAT-CE-D, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Approved DONA Doula Trainer

This workshop will provide hands on education for providing physical and emotional support to the birthing women and  their families. This is an excellent workshop for educating Labor and Delivery nurses on the value of providing emotional and physical support during the birth process.

Attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirements for the DONA International certification. 

After attending this workshop the doula/nurse will be able to:
  • Describe the physical and emotional aspects of labor.
  • List the benefits of continuous labor support and the relationship to the emotional and psycho social outcomes of labor.
  • Describe the long-term impact of the birth experience on a woman.
  • Define what universal precautions are and explain how the precautions protects the doula/nurse.
  • Identify 6 ways to progress in labor.
  • Explain the effects of stress and pain to the mother and fetus.
  • Explain the 3 R's (Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual).
  • Identify phases and stages of labor/birth and describe corresponding emotions of each aspect.
  • Differentiate between defuse pushing, purple pushing and mother guided pushing.
  • List 3 was of emotionally supporting a woman who chooses an epidural.
  • List 3 laboring positions and pushing positions for a woman who chooses and epidural.
  • Describe 3 comfort measures for a woman in labor.
  • Demonstrate 3 labor-enhancing measures.
  • List specific comfort measures for back pain.
  • Describe unique emotional needs of a woman, her partner, and her baby when they experience a cesarean birth.
  • Explain the doula/nurse role in providing emotional support to the cesarean birth family.
  • Identify the role of the doula/nurse with initiating the breast feeding experience.
  • List breastfeeding resources. 
  • List ways to facilitate the families bonding experience.
  • Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of postpartum blues, depression, and psychosis.
  • Describe benefits of membership and certification to different professional organizations.
  • Discuss the latest research and the impact on the doula/nurse practice.
Hotel Accomodation at:
Marriott Arlington Hotel
(Special Group Rate is available)



Houston, TX
July 10 - 11, 2008
Class is FULL at this time.

18 Contact Hours

Fee: $350 (includes workshop manual)
Workshop Schedule:  8am to 6pm both days
Instructor: Marilyn Hildreth, RN, ICCE, ICD, IAT-CE-D, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Approved DONA Doula Trainer

This workshop will provide hands on education for providing physical and emotional support to the birthing women and  their families. This is an excellent workshop for educating Labor and Delivery nurses on the value of providing emotional and physical support during the birth process.

Attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirements for the DONA International certification. 

After attending this workshop the doula/nurse will be able to:
  • Describe the physical and emotional aspects of labor.
  • List the benefits of continuous labor support and the relationship to the emotional and psycho social outcomes of labor.
  • Describe the long-term impact of the birth experience on a woman.
  • Define what universal precautions are and explain how the precautions protects the doula/nurse.
  • Identify 6 ways to progress in labor.
  • Explain the effects of stress and pain to the mother and fetus.
  • Explain the 3 R's (Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual).
  • Identify phases and stages of labor/birth and describe corresponding emotions of each aspect.
  • Differentiate between defuse pushing, purple pushing and mother guided pushing.
  • List 3 was of emotionally supporting a woman who chooses an epidural.
  • List 3 laboring positions and pushing positions for a woman who chooses and epidural.
  • Describe 3 comfort measures for a woman in labor.
  • Demonstrate 3 labor-enhancing measures.
  • List specific comfort measures for back pain.
  • Describe unique emotional needs of a woman, her partner, and her baby when they experience a cesarean birth.
  • Explain the doula/nurse role in providing emotional support to the cesarean birth family.
  • Identify the role of the doula/nurse with initiating the breast feeding experience.
  • List breastfeeding resources. 
  • List ways to facilitate the families bonding experience.
  • Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of postpartum blues, depression, and psychosis.
  • Describe benefits of membership and certification to different professional organizations.
  • Discuss the latest research and the impact on the doula/nurse practice.
Class is FULL at this time.


Minneapolis, MN
July 24 - 25, 2008
November 13 - 14, 2008
Woodwinds Hospital -  Oak Center
1925 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
651.232.0228

For online workshop registration and payment information click here.

18 Contact Hours

Fee: $350 (includes workshop manual)
Workshop Schedule:  8am to 6pm both days
Instructor: Marilyn Hildreth, RN, ICCE, ICD, IAT-CE-D, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Approved DONA Doula Trainer

This workshop will provide hands on education for providing physical and emotional support to the birthing women and  their families. This is an excellent workshop for educating Labor and Delivery nurses on the value of providing emotional and physical support during the birth process.

Attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirements for the DONA International certification. 

After attending this workshop the doula/nurse will be able to:
  • Describe the physical and emotional aspects of labor.
  • List the benefits of continuous labor support and the relationship to the emotional and psycho social outcomes of labor.
  • Describe the long-term impact of the birth experience on a woman.
  • Define what universal precautions are and explain how the precautions protects the doula/nurse.
  • Identify 6 ways to progress in labor.
  • Explain the effects of stress and pain to the mother and fetus.
  • Explain the 3 R's (Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual).
  • Identify phases and stages of labor/birth and describe corresponding emotions of each aspect.
  • Differentiate between defuse pushing, purple pushing and mother guided pushing.
  • List 3 was of emotionally supporting a woman who chooses an epidural.
  • List 3 laboring positions and pushing positions for a woman who chooses and epidural.
  • Describe 3 comfort measures for a woman in labor.
  • Demonstrate 3 labor-enhancing measures.
  • List specific comfort measures for back pain.
  • Describe unique emotional needs of a woman, her partner, and her baby when they experience a cesarean birth.
  • Explain the doula/nurse role in providing emotional support to the cesarean birth family.
  • Identify the role of the doula/nurse with initiating the breast feeding experience.
  • List breastfeeding resources. 
  • List ways to facilitate the families bonding experience.
  • Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of postpartum blues, depression, and psychosis.
  • Describe benefits of membership and certification to different professional organizations.
  • Discuss the latest research and the impact on the doula/nurse practice.
Hotel Accommodations at:
Hampton Inn
1450 Weir Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 578-2822
www.hamptoninn.com
(ask for the Woodwinds rate)


ICEA Approved Workshops
18 Contact Hours
Fee: $375 (includes workshop manual, CD, and one-year membership to ICEA)
Workshop Schedule:  8am to 6pm both days
Instructor: Marilyn Hildreth, RN, ICCE, ICD, IAT-CE-D, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Approved DONA Doula Trainer

This workshop will provide hands on education for providing physical and emotional support to birthing women and their families.  This is an excellent workshop for educating Labor and Delivery nurses on the value of providing emotional and physical support during the birth process and early postpartum period.

Attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirements for ICEA Doula Certification and will include one year free membership to ICEA. 
 
After attending this workshop the doula/nurse will be able to:
  • Describe the work of the doula in relationship to the mother, her companions and family.
  • Discuss the benefits of labor support, and in specific, the benefits of the doula.
  • Define the role of the nurse in relationship to the doula.
  • Assess needs of a prospective client.
  • Assist a client in developing her birth plan.
  • Describe the emotional impact of labor and birth on the mother and her companion.
  • Describe the physiological mechanisms of labor pain.
  • Describe the role of labor support with a woman who chooses an epidural. 
  • Relate labor comfort strategies to current research.
  • Explain different complimentary therapies.
  • Demonstrate ways to support a woman who is giving birth spontaneously or who chooses to birth the baby with an epidural.
  • Describe three ways to assess appropriate breastfeeding in the early postpartum period.
  • Identify three ways to encourage the new mother to integrate the baby's birth as part of her life experience.
  • Identify strategies to help families who have experienced unexpected outcomes. 
  • Describe the scope of practice of the doula.
  • Describe three ways to market a doula practice.



To discuss rates and availability, call Michele Peterson at 703.350.2056 or email michele@jmbirthconsultants.com