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Birth and Post Natal Doula Training Courses Sydney
Would you love to become trained as a Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula quickly and easily in a kind and supportive atmosphere?
Now you can with Julie’s Doula Training Courses in Sydney.
What’s A Doula?
Birth and Post Natal Doulas are trained by Julie to provide emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, birth and the Baby’s 1st Year.
Doula connections create lasting bonds of friendship with the families they help.
Doulas are the birth companions at any birth in hospitals, birth centres, and homebirth. They are available to help all mums and dads-to-be to have a more positive, relaxed, easier birth experience. The Doula does not replace the midwife who is medically trained and responsible for monitoring, assessing and safety.
Why Become A Doula?
Birth Doulas are able to provide help and guidance and gentle kind care throughout the hours of labour for the labouring woman and her partner. You will be paid between $500 and $2000 or more depending on what level of experience and how many services you provide which will grow over time as you add say for example massage, photography and breastfeeding counselling to your skill set.
You may do 4 births per month will may result in $8000 per month. You control your own workload by choosing how many births you attend per month or year.
Most certainly Yes! Australia needs lots more Birth Doulas and lots more Post Natal Doulas. There is a real shortage. If you train in Sydney and then relocate to Queensland you’ll be assured of plenty of potential pregnant clients no matter where you are situated. You are able to practice as a Doula anywhere in the world.
This training is so enriching.
You’ll have great notes to take home, to keep referring to anytime you need. This is a truly rewarding job with the most heart felt joy and thrill at the sight of the gorgeous new baby arriving!
Julie, a mum of 2 sons, born naturally, has been a Doula at well over 150 births over 30 years, has the most amazing passionate commitment which is completely wholesome, infectious, fun and upbeat.
What other options aside from Home Study?
A few options of daytime or evening or condensed 3 to 9 days or 10 session or 6 month or 12 month course. All outlined below; scroll.
The F2F Face to Face training with Julie at Sylvania Sydney in small groups is fun – she explains everything at a pace to suit you – she’s one of the kindest, gentlest people ever – with 30 years of teaching birth she knows whats important and is very efficient – she’ll ensure you feel welcome, included, nurtured, listened to, supported, respected, confident in your ability, and secure in the knowledge of receiving continued support via mentoring for 24 months.
Have you dreamed of becoming a Birth Doula
or a Post Natal Doula?
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 !
Newly Qualified Doula
Doulas are cherished and loved forever by the families they assist.
It’s so special the way the connection of care, respect and trust remains in your relationship with the family, beautiful memories are made that you’ll look back on as heartwarming. The depth of these amazing life journeys have the capacity to move you emotionally, spiritually and create within you such an intense shift of growth, maturity, compassion, understanding and wisdom. Once you’re on this path you will be so glad you made the decision to grow and develop in this way.
Julie provides Doula Birth or Post Natal Companion Online or Face 2 Face Training for women
You could be earning anywhere between $500 to $2000 or more per birth, depending on level of experience as time goes by you’ll gradually increase your price according to your services you offer. To be honest if we could do this work for free and have no financial obligations we certainly would, but also there is the aspect of respect, self-respect to charge what your worth, the care and the effort you put into being a Doula.
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. This means Julie continues to help you in your journey.
Why become a trained Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula?
It’s got to be one of the most richly rewarding jobs on the planet! Being able to make a positive difference to peoples lives by guiding, helping and supporting is heart warming and lifts your spirits like nothing else can. The Doula is truly valued by all!
Training options range from the quickest “3 days condensed” through to the popular “10 session 1 day per week” through to the “Ultimate 12 month course” which includes everything; Birth Doula Training, Post Natal Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training.
Training Course Dates for 2019:
10 x Mondays: from 25 March 2019
10 x Tuesdays: from 9 April 2019
10 x Thursdays: from 2 May 2019
Special Easter long weekend course Fri 19 April to Mon 22 April, 2019 (4 day condensed)
“Ultimate 12 month course” which includes everything; Birth Doula Training, Post Natal Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training. Can be commenced at any time.
Weekday daytime x 10 sessions school hours from 9.30am to 3pm (flexible)
the steps are:
Email/Call Julie to book your sessions
Prepayment is required to secure your position
Fill in the enrollment form, return to Julie prior to commencement
Come along to the course, have an awesome time, gain your certificate on the final day
Return home thrilled, surprised and delighted at all you’ve learnt, how easy and interesting it was to have gained this Doula Certificate.
Are you in a hurry to gain the certificate?
Do you need to attend an intensive version of the course rather than over several weeks or months that’s ok there is a suitable range of options for you below:
THE Birth Doula Course (or) The Post Natal Doula Course has a new condensed format to help interstate attendees and those from remote areas to attend.
SUITABLE FOR INTERSTATE DOULA’S WITH BROADER OPTIONS:
Plan 1. 3 days The Express Doula course
on Wed, Thur and Fri $2,000
Plan 2. 4 days The Gold Doula course on Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat $2,250
Plan 3. 5 days The Platinum Doula course on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun $2,500
Plan 4. 9 days The Silver Doula Sat,Sun,Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs Fri,Sat,Sun$3,500
Plan 1: 3 days The Express Birth Doula (or) 3 Days Post Natal Doula course
Face to face learning and interaction within a nurturing, small intimate group.
The 3 days will be fun, highly educational, stimulating, uplifting, inspiring, interesting, enlightening and fascinating. The opportunity to make wonderful new friendships and develop your most amazing and empowering career.
The 3 day Express course generous inclusions are: The Birth Doula workbook 125 pages (or) the Post Natal Doula Workbook both created by Julie Clarke.
The Birth Doula Course is specialising in all topics related to pregnancy, labour, birth and the first day bonding with baby.
The post natal doula course specialises in the first 12 months after the birth and how to “mother the mother” plus the recovery after the birth or c.section, what’s normal what’s not and answer all her questions for breastfeeding, returning to work, sleep and settling skills, how to set everything up for the new baby in both the mums room and the nursery (baby’s room) reducing risks of PND, including father’s, relationships, all the usual “what if’s”, extended family, safety, bathing, colic, gastric reflux, swaddling… plenty of vital info.
No extra charge for sleepover style arrangements staying in the lounge room / course room – carpet, cushions, air-conditioned, using sleeping bags, unlimited hot water in the bathroom for long hot showers. Or your own charge arranged motel or Airbnb accommodation nearby.
Each day: healthy breakfasts, lunches, plentiful yummy snacks, unlimited refreshments such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbals, fresh organic juices, bottled water x 2 each day.
Optional free inclusions are 7am Yoga and beach walk each morning. Pay for your own dinner each evening at a cheap reasonably priced nearby venue.
Breastfed babies non mobile are welcome and Julie can supply everything for the baby free of charge: fresh clean portacot, change table, baby carrier, slings, car seat and pram
3 days The Express Birth Doula (or) Post Natal Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday $2,000 includes: 10am start to 7pm finish. Certificates are provided at the end of the 3 days.
Plan 2: 4 days: The Gold Birth Doula course (or) 4 Days Post Natal Doula Course
Everything in the 3 day course plus an extra evening and day with Julie to include a day of EITHER her The New Mindful Hypnobirth course OR Transition into Parenthood course, to learn from listening to her describing labour and birth, the power of the mind and body working together, breathing, relaxation, visualisations, practical comfort measures for labour and her answers to the group’s interesting questions. Watch, listen and learn how to interact pregnant couples to inspire them to aim towards birthing normally and working as an awesome effective team with their Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula.
The post natal doula course 4 days will include the day 2 of the Transition into Parenthood course which is completely focused on baby care and parenting – perfect for Doulas to attend as a perfect bonus to their learning – check specific dates with Julie for this one.
4 days The Gold Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday $2,250
Plan 3: 5 days The Platinum Birth Doula course (or) 5 days Post Natal Doula Course
Everything in the 3 day course plus 2 extra evenings and days with Julie to include a day of BOTH her The New Mindful Hypnobirth course AND Transition into Parenthood course to learn from listening to her describing labour and birth, the power of the mind and body working together, breathing, relaxation, visualisations, practical comfort measures for labour and her answers to the groups interesting questions. It is invaluable to watch, listen and learn how to interact with pregnant couples to inspire them to aim towards birthing normally and working as an effective team with their Doula.
The post natal doula course 5 days will include day 2 of the TiP course and a day of the CMB course, both of which are invaluable to Doulas.
5 days The Platinum Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday $2,500
Plan 4 9 days The Silver Birth Doula course (or) 9 Days Post Natal Doula Course
This incredible course includes everything in the 3 day course plus 6 extra evenings and days with Julie to include a day of BOTH her The New Mindful Hypnobirth course AND Transition into Parenthood course as an observer to watch her facilitate the session for a day from each course, and learn from listening to her describing labour and birth, the power of the mind and body working together, breathing, relaxation, visualisations, practical comfort measures for labour and her answers to the groups interesting questions. It is invaluable to watch, listen and learn how to interact with pregnant couples to inspire them to aim towards birthing normally and working as an awesome effective team with their Doula.
This course level will provide you with some free time to rest and relax in Julie’s lovely garden to enjoy access to Julie’s extensive library of books and other resources such as DVD’s.
Julie will spend special time exclusively with you to answer any questions – bring your long list – question her about anything and everything.
You’ll have extra time to deepen your relationship with Julie, ask her extra questions and hang out together or even some spare time to exercise, meditate, swim, yoga, lunch. She will nurture you.
Importantly, you will receive the complete The New Mindful Hypnobirth course and Transition into Parenthood course which will reward you with a rich experience to empower you towards being an extremely knowledgeable Doula. Truly the Ultimate course, with some time out breaks so you won’t feel overwhelmed and allow you to soak up the wealth of course experience. Julie will include you in her life for 9 days which is a healthy, fun, energetic lifestyle full of pregnancy, labour, birth, newborns and motherhood. If she is called to a birth as a Doula in this time you may well be able to attend with her. You will also be welcome to join Julie’s Mums and Bubs Pram Walking Group session and any Baby Care Support Service visits she conducts during these 9 days. If you can’t quite keep up the pace with her that’s fine, she’ll run a beautiful deep aromatherapy spa bath for you to chill out.
9 days The Silver Doula course on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday $3,500
## Special Note to all the Doulas who have already done the course with Julie and have gained their certificate; if you’d like to return to upgrade to any course Julie will generously grant you 50% off the cost of the course. You will receive the newest version of all the course materials and access to any new resources Julie has created since your training – all included at no extra charge. ##
Bookings are being taken by Julie now and places are limited, once a course is full it will be closed to further bookings, applications for the waiting list will be available.
WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY “I’M A DOULA?”
Julie has written the most amazing comprehensive, yet easy to follow, Doula Course Workbooks which will provide a structure for your learning at your own pace week by week.
The amazing workbooks are filled with all the best ideas to get you started on this fantastic journey, beautiful pics which will convey some of the incredible concepts that words can’t convey, all the “how to’s” on:
- Attracting and meeting clients,
- How to conduct the first coffee chat interview,
- Basic counselling techniques & communicating effectively with clients,
- Meeting the woman’s needs physically and emotionally.
Hypothetical scenarios are a great way of exploring lots of “What If” situations and Julie has added these all to the workbook to enable plenty of exploration for preparing Doulas for a variety of smart solutions.
There is a complete overview of Pregnancy, labour, birth and early Bonding to assist Doulas gain thorough knowledge of every step along the way.
- Quick ready reference tables to signpost all the steps through all the labour phases empower Doulas to be very knowledgeable and confident.
- Guidelines on being a respected, balanced, professional and successful happy Doula are provided.
- Notes pages help Doulas keep all their jottings, extra thoughts and ideas all in organised locations in the workbook.
Presented in a clear, concise, simple, straightforward way the workbook is a brilliant inspirational valuable asset for the Doulas to keep referring to for years to come.
Birth Doula Training: also known as Childbirth Assistants, Labour Support Professionals, and Birth Companions
Doulas are trained by Julie to provide emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, birth and immediate postpartum.
The post natal doula course is covering everything in the first year to mother the mother and answer all her questions for breastfeeding (including nutrition and returning to work) sleep and settling skills, how to set everything up for the new baby in both the mums room and the nursery (babys room) reducing risks of PND, including father’s, relationships, all the usual “what if’s”, extended family, safety, bathing, colic, gastric reflux, swaddling… plenty of vital info.
The details for the Post Natal Doula course see below underlined are the same format as the Birth Doula Course:
Is there much work for all Birth Doulas and Post Natal Doulas? Yes, lots of women wish they had another woman to care for them during their labour for a variety of reasons. Last year there was over 300,000 (three hundred thousand) babies born around Australia, that is a lot of potential clients isn’t it?
Can I earn a good income by being a Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula?
Yes, the average is $1,000 per birth. Most Birth Doulas book around 2 to 6 births per month. Post Natal Doulas start about $100 per hour.
Within a very short while you will have earned back the money you spent on your training.
I’ve been excited and passionate about all things to do with pregnancy and birth forever. I’m sure this is my calling to become a trained Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula I’m so excited at the opportunity to go ahead. I’m in a position to pay upfront and I want to get started as soon as possible. What do I do next?
You sound perfect for the courses and highly motivated. Good on you. The next steps for you are:
1. Choose your preferred payment method: paypal, visa, mastercard, direct deposit or cash – direct deposit details: St George Bank Sylvania Southgate Account: Transition Into Parenthood Account number: 028 538 865 BSB: 112 879 quote reference: Doula training and your name copy and paste receipt to me
2. Fill in the enrollment form and either email or post back to Julie
3.Choose your preferred attendance dates and notify Julie via text or call on 0401265530 or (02) 95446441
4. Be excited to get started!
Are these courses tax deductible?
Yes it is for those who go on to attend births or post natal work with mothers and be paid by clients. Not everyone is concerned about this and that’s fine, however for those who are concerned it’s always wise to consult your accountant about the fine details of your own personal and business financial situation.
I am a qualified midwife but I’d love to learn all about the art and skill of being a Birth Doula and a Post Natal Doula as this is not covered in the medical training as a nurse/midwife I’ve done – can I attend too?
Most certainly yes, I totally get where you are coming from and all medical staff are warmly welcome.
Will Julie be available to keep on helping, supporting and mentoring me after the F2F course is over?
Yes, most certainly, Julie provides 24 months of free ongoing mentoring support for all her Face 2 Face (not Online/Correspondence) trained Birth Doulas. The close friendship continues. You will have access to Julie via text, email, phone, skype and whichever other options suits you best.
When do I receive my Certification of Completion of the Birth Doula Course or Post Natal Doula Course?
On the final day of the course your beautiful certification endorsing your new qualification will be handed to you to cherish. You’ll be delighted at your achievement and what excitement your future holds of attending Births and helping woman and their partners have amazing empowering births for their beautiful new babies.
Do you have a payment plan available for the Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula Courses?
Yes, payment plans are available either using cash, credit cards, direct deposit, or in a variety of schedules such as for the online course 5 x $100 or 2 x $250. For the Face 2 Face course $200 for 10 weeks (or) 4 x $500 spread over a couple of months (or) your own preference prior to the commencement of the course. All fees must be paid prior to the course starting, which is a standard requirement of any vocational course. A vocational course means it will assist you towards working and earning money for your own employment in the future. View the Birth Doula course and Post Natal Doula as an investment in your future towards owning and running your own business.
What if I do the online Birth Doula Course or online Post Natal Doula Course and then decide I want to do the face to face course as well; what options can you offer me?
Yes, it’s perfectly understandable that once you have a feel for the Birth Doula Course and your confidence has increased, you decide you’d like to take it a step further and attend in person and enjoy the small group atmosphere. Julie will kindly support you in this journey by allowing you to put the $500 already invested towards any of the 3, 4, 5, or 9 day options which will suit your schedule. The deduction of $500 will make the face to face course more accessible and affordable for you.
“The Ultimate Full Doula and Educator 12 month course” includes everything; Birth Doula Training, Post Natal Doula Training and Childbirth Education Training.
The Ultimate Full Doula and Educator 12 month training course, enables you to be fully immersed in all aspects of the training includes all of the above listed educational learning packages. Cost $15,000 – payment plan is flexible.
Commencement is at any time throughout the year. Time out and holiday breaks are allowed.
Flexibility to attend when it suits you whether once or twice weekly, hours are negotiable to suit your lifestyle needs to work around family.
All the learning packages are provided.
Full Mentoring is ongoing for an added 12 months beyond the 12 months training.
Certificate provided at the completion.
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.
frequently asked doula questions
What is the difference between Birth Doula Training or Post Natal Doula Training?
Is there much work for Birth Doulas or Post Natal Doulas?
Who is ideal to train as a Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula?
Are Birth Doulas or Post Natal Doulas warmly welcomed and accepted by midwives in the delivery suites, birth centres and at homebirths?
Are Obstetricians happily endorsing the work of both Birth Doulas and Post Natal Doulas?
Is it true you need to be a nurse or midwife or doctor first?
Are the Birth Doula course or Post Natal Doula course quick and easy to complete?
Are partner’s happy to have a trained Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula present to assist?
Is Julie Clarke a qualified Facilitator, Birth Educator, Trainer and Assessor?
Will Julie be available to keep on helping, supporting and mentoring me after the course is over?
When am I allowed to begin attending Births as a Birth Doula or assisting new mothers at home as a Post Natal Doula?
When do I receive my Certification of Completion of the Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Course?
Are the Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula courses tax deductible?
Payment Questions: Doula Training Courses Sydney
Yes, payment plans are available either of the courses using cash, credit cards, direct deposit, spread over a couple of days, weeks or months (or) your own preference prior to the commencement of the course.
Simply select which course you would like to do and the duration and divide the price by how many payments you’d like to make.It’s easy when paying $597 split into 4 payments.3 Day [email protected] Course: $2000 split it into 4 x $500
Unsure? Call Julie to talk it through 0401265530
All fees must be paid prior to the course starting, which is a standard requirement of any vocational course.
Yes, there is a “Home Study Correspondence” online course for only $597 for Birth Doula’s or Post Natal Doulas who are unable to travel to Sydney. Julie has had a lot of requests for this from women in remote areas.
If this is the easiest option for you and you change your mind and want to do the Face 2 Face version of the course instead, that’s fine Julie will allow you to credit the $597 payment for the Online course towards any other version of the course you’d love to do whether it’s 3 days or more.
You will be assisted to UPGRADE if you decide you’d like to have the close guidance, assistance and helpful support direct from Julie who will be delighted to welcome you to her lovely studio venue.
The option of asking family and friends to purchase gift certificates for you for your birthday, Christmas presents and Mother’s Day presents could accumulate enough to assist you towards being able to purchase the course.
You’ll find the option of gift certificates in the bookings/shop section of the website.
Or perhaps you are in a close-knit community such as a church group who may be able to provide sponsorship by raising funds to assist you, so in turn you’ll be enabled to provide trained birth support to the parish you belong to.
Or open a sub-account to your bank account and name it “Future Doula Course” ask family and friends to do a direct deposit for your birthday, Christmas, special gifts or payments to accumulate the money to get you here. Family and friends will be so excited to have helped you along the way to receive your certificate. Throw a Happy Doula Party afterwards to celebrate.
Or negotiate a payment plan with Julie – simply discuss it with her 0401265530 or email [email protected]
Yes, it’s perfectly understandable that once you have a feel for either of the courses information and your confidence has increased, you decide you’d like to take it a step further and attend in person and enjoy the small group atmosphere.
Julie will kindly support you in this journey by allowing you to put the $597 already invested towards any of the 3, 4, 5, or 9 day options which will suit your schedule. The deduction of $597 will make the face to face course more accessible and affordable for you.
You can choose to receive the kit by post go through all the information with self-directed determination independently, then post it back for Julie to check through and then issue your certificate by return post or do the pre-reading and bring the kit with you to attend Julie’s beautiful training studio for 3 or more days for her guidance by upgrading to the Face 2 Face version of the course.
This is a fabulous way to do the training as you’ll already have looked over the work and got a great feel of enthusiasm for it.
Follow the steps below to secure your Doula Courses
- Book in for the online Doula course by emailing [email protected] or call/text her on 0401265530 or (02) 95446441
- Choose your preferred payment method: paypal, visa, mastercard, cash or direct deposit is easy: Acc Name Julie L Clarke Acc Number: 028538865 BSB: 112-879
- Julie will send the enrollment form to you
- Be exhilarated and excited to get started!
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