doula academy of australia
Beautiful training for Doulas who dream of a great future
I have not long commenced the home study course for my dream to become a successful doula and postpartum doula.
I am absolutely blown away by the content of the course Julie has created and the constant support I have already received from her.
I truly am so grateful that Julie inspired me to take a risk and to believe in myself and to go ahead with this passion of mine. I really feel like I have formed a friendship and trust with her and I am looking forward to getting further into my studies so i can launch my business and receive my certification.
Tess Batchelor (Victoria)
**email [email protected] for the free e-book of full course details, dates, current prices**
The Birth Doula training course with Julie Clarke
is flexible, fun, fascinating, friendly and interactive
group size is small, casual, easy-going
all assistance is available
yes you’ll find your tribe here and you can eat and drink during the sessions
venue is clean, comfortable and a relaxed atmosphere
no stress, no exams, no hidden extra tasks to do before gaining your certificate
amazing environment boosts your learning easily
certificate will be issued with your name on it on the final day of your course for you to take home and cherish
on-going support and guidance is provided
Doulas help pregnancy and childbirth be the positive experience it is meant to be!
Ask any mother
“Did you have all your physical and emotional needs met during your pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond?
and there is a very high chance she will say NO!”
also go ahead and ask her “Would you have loved to have had a woman assisting you during your labour and birth?”
and there is a very strong chance she will reply with “Well my partner was ok and meant well, BUT yes I wish I’d had more help both during the birth with massage, guidance, acupressure points, suggestions to get in the shower, bath and to move around, also afterwards as well during the first year or so”
Doulas are professionally trained women who provide comfort measures and support before, during, and after delivery.
I’m currently doing my Doula training with Julie & couldn’t recommend her highly enough. I’ve been looking at training for some time, and after speaking with Julie I immediately knew she was the one. The level of support that is given is incredible, & I know will this continue throughout my journey. Everything from enrollment right through to asking what I have thought was silly questions I have continually felt supported & encouraged. The course is easy to understand and informative all rolled into one. Highly recommended!
Kerri Mac in NSW
Research has shown that doulas help women have positive birth experiences, decrease the need for pain medication, improve breastfeeding success, and reduce the need for cesarean sections and other invasive procedures.
*****5 STAR GOOGLE REVIEW *****
I have thoroughly enjoyed Julie’s DOULA course.
Julie has an incredible amount of experience and such a wealth of wisdom in how to be a compassionate support person during the labour and and birth process for mothers.
I love her passion and desire to continue to learn all she can to stay at the cutting edge in order to provide excellent professional support and teaching.
I encourage anyone who is thinking of becoming a doula to enroll with Julie’s course as she is definitely one of the best, if not THE best in this particular field.
I felt incredibly privileged to have her impart her wisdom to me in her joyous and gentle way.
I will definitely be staying in contact with Julie as I step out in a new and exciting area.
Thank you Julie! God bless, Anjo.
List of the proposed 4 day Doula courses for the remainder of 2020 are:
10 to 13 April 2020
15 to 18 May 2020
12 to 15 June 2020
10 to 13 July 2020
14 to 17 August 2020
11 to 14 September 2020
6 to 9 November 2020
13 to 16 November 2020
20 to 23 November 2020
27 to 30 November 2020
4 to 7 December 2020
11 to 14 December 2020
18 to 21 December 2020
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full info scroll to the bottom of this page to download the E-book for full details and price options or talk with Julie 0401265530
THE Birth Doula Course and The Post Natal Doula Course has a wonderful “Home Study” format to choose from to help interstate attendees and those from remote areas or attend the short course with Julie in Sydney.
**Current Special Offer: For a limited period each Birth Doula Course will include the Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
The Menu of “Birth and Post Natal” Doula Course Packages Available for Your Selection
Pick your favourite course style from the following list.
Fine details on the following pages.
The Doula Courses have several choices suitable for:
– Locals in Sydney – Interstate across Australia – International
**special bonus inclusion note: for a limited time only the correspondence post-natal doula course worth $977 is a bonus gift automatically included for each confirmed booking**
Plan 1. Correspondence/Online/Skype course only $500 – Birth & Post Natal courses are now combined
Plan 2. 10 Wks: The Titanium Doula Course 1 day or evening/week only $1750 + Post Natal Doula Home Study Course as a free bonus inclusion** great for locals in Sydney and school mums
Plan 3. 5 Wks: The Titanium Doula Course 2 days or evenings/week $1750 + Post Natal Doula Home Study Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 4. 3 days The Sapphire Doula course only $1000 + Post Natal Doula Home Study Course as a free bonus inclusion** great for those from interstate
Plan 5. 4 days The Silver Doula course only $1850 + Post Natal Doula Home Study Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 6. 14 days The Crystal Doula only $2500 + Post Natal Doula Home Study Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 7. The Ultimate 6 to 12 months only $5000 day or evening flexi format for Birth Doula, Post Natal Doula & Childbirth Education training
Want more details?
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Call Julie she is currently at her work desk now and will warmly welcome your call 0401 265 530
REVIEW by Lauren
This course is amazing!!!
I completed my Doula training with Julie in November 2016 and loved every minute.
Unlike other courses I attempted to complete, this was the first one that I looked forward to every week and actually completed!!
My ultimate goal is one day pursue a midwife career but with my education background, it just wasn’t in the foreseeable future right now.
But I was keen to find something along these lines to gain experience and this course is perfect!
A friend of mine tagged me in Julie’s first Doula training add and I jumped straight in and was immediately dazzled by Julie’s explanation of what her curriculum entailed. I booked in and attended the first session and didn’t want to go home.
Julie is such a calm spirit who draws you in with her 30 years of Doula wisdom.She has a way of explaining every detail to which there is no confusion.
Our workbook that Julie put together herself is jam packed full of useful information, tips and trade tricks that helped me immensely during my first birth in February.My first birth was indescribable.
I applied everything that I was taught by Julie while with the labouring mother.
I learnt things in my very first birth that I never knew during my own pregnancies. I cannot wait for my next birth!
You can’t go wrong with this Doula Training !
Lauren Sefo Newly Qualified Doula
Julie’s Doula School was such a fun and worthwhile 10 weeks. I looked forward to each Wednesday and learnt so much each week.
Birth is such a politicised topic in Australia and women are often bullied or pressured into making choices that their health care provider wants for them.
Training with Julie, we were encouraged to approach supporting women and their partners from a feminist perspective. Meaning that we were encouraged and shown how to have nonjudgmental conversations with women that empower them to make informed decisions about their rights and options. As well as this we learnt how to effectively encouraged the male birth partner in the pregnancy and birth journey and to respect what father’s can offer in this process. Julie has a gentle and respectful approach to her teaching.
She has a balance with the medical and non medical methods of managing health as well extensive experience working with birthing women in and out of hospitals.
I loved learning with Julie and I’m very grateful to have her as my mentor. I’m also so grateful for the friendships that I formed in the group.
The woman I trained with were each beautiful and brought with them their own knowledge and experience.
Now that I’ve finished Julie’s course I don’t plan to start my own business just yet. But until I’m ready to do that I’ll use what I’ve learnt so far to support my friends and family and keep learning more!
What to do next:
1. Call Julie and ask her any questions and to send you the free E-Book 0401 265 530
2. Choose the popular Home Study only $500 and the full kit will be posted to you immediately (or) Come along to the next 4 day training course and enjoy the opportunities open to you
3. Start planning ahead for your great future with the guidance, help, support by Julie’s mentoring
direct deposit details here:
Acc name Julie Clarke
Acc Number: 028538865
I train all Doulas to be able to support pregnant couples through their birth and afterwards.
No not at all. It would be helpful if you have a current first Aid certificate but not essential, though I would recommend obtaining it over the next year.
No not necessary, as the most important aspect is to be empathetic and compassionate. Experience can be helpful of course, so if you’ve had a baby great, if you haven’t had a baby that’s great too.
No. This is a completely unregulated industry, so you do not have re-registration fees, no you don’t have to buy insurance. Nothing is compulsory. Julie does guide all her trainee doulas through ethics, yes to ensure a smooth life as a Doula.
It’s the most cost effective version of the course.
watch this short video to see the home study kit explained: https://www.
I am currently working on looking at which way is best to build a supportive community for the Doulas I train and part of that is writing a book as well as creating a documentary all about Doulas. They are large projects as you can imagine but very worthwhile.
another favourite option which is more relaxed is 10 weeks one day per week for example 10 Mondays 9 to 3.
The next 4 day condensed courses where you will achieve your Birth Doula Certificate rapidly and easily – call Julie 0401265530 – the dates of the next courses are:
secure your place for 2020 – choose here:
Friday 2 October to Monday 5th October
To secure your position in the course there are only 3 steps you need to complete:
Step 1: payment
Step 2: fill in the enrollment form
Step 3: return the enrollment form to me
Acc Number: 028538865
Course curriculum includes but is not limited to these topics.
- The fine art of all the important comfort measures for labour,
- the active birth positioning and details for effective pushing positions,
- what to say to a woman in labour to get her to relax, (hint don’t say just relax!)
- how to maintain an intact perineum and reduce the risk of vaginal stitches
- magnificent massage techniques that magically make women release and relax,
- the amazing details of breath work; good for you and good for the labouring woman,
- conserving the labouring woman’s energy so she’s not exhausted,
- how to deal with breech positions; how to turn, what to do, when to do it,
- acupuncture / acupressure points for overdue and during labour,
- brilliant easy suggestions for challenging situations,
- tips on how to observe and listen carefully to a labouring woman to be able to match up your skills with what she needs at the right moment
- How to help women use their own facilities at home during pre-labour and early labour prior to coming into the hospital,
- the most beneficial use of hospital facilities and being aware of how hospitals vary in what they offer.
- Waterbirth, benefits, setting up, what to expect; reasons why the Dept of Health completely endorse Waterbirth as safe and best,
- Stages of labour, what they are, what to be aware of; talking to experienced midwives,
- Being part of the team if other friends and family are present.
- Maintaining harmony and calmness during challenges.
- Physiology, anatomy, hormones.
- Enhancing partner’s role, boosting his/her confidence, ensuring he/she is taking care of themselves with sufficient food,
- Bonding for the new family, the first hours after the birth, the breast crawl and the first breastfeed.
- Follow up appointments debriefing the birth experience afterwards.
- Video footage of births; how to, what, when, why, must do grabs of ideal moments, don’t miss this!
- Photographs; the right angles, the best pics to catch, the romance of black and white pics, the must have shots.
- Powerpoint – Small group discussions – Hypothetics situations – hilarious giggling moments and lots of chocolate!
- Delicious lunches.
- Laughs. Fun. Precious memories and conversations. Memories forever. Beyond imagination inspiration!
- You will be astounded by how much you gain personally from attending this course with Julie.
Birth Doulas (also called Childbirth Assistants, Labour Support Professionals, Birth Assistants, or Birth Companions)
Provide emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, birth and immediate postpartum. Are you a kind, caring compassionate person who wants to help other women in their journey to motherhood, it is not necessary to be a nurse or a midwife or any other qualification to train as a doula.
Doula training course is open to all. Bookings are being taken by Julie now and places are limited, once the course is full it will be closed to further bookings, applications for the waiting list will be available.
24 months free mentoring support and guidance is included; Julie continues to help you in your journey.
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