Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Training Quick Course: 3 Awesome Days

The Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Course has a special new Condensed format suitable for local or interstate Doulas with more flexible options3 days the Express Doula course on Wed, Thu, Fri.

$2000

$2,000.00 Inc GST

3 days The Express Birth or Post Natal Doula Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday $2,000

includes: 3 x 8 hour days more information is found here: https://www.julieclarke.com.au/product/birth-doula-training-3-days/#parentHorizontalTab5

10am flexible start  to  6pm flexible finish of face to face learning and interaction within a small intimate friendly group

The 3 days will be fun, highly educational, stimulating, uplifting, inspiring, interesting, enlightening and fascinating.

Your Certificate will be handed to you by Julie at the completion of day 3 for you to take home and cherish.

The opportunity to make wonderful new friendships and develop your most amazing, rewarding and empowering career.

The 3 day Express course generous inclusions are: The Doula workbook 125 pages created by Julie Clarke, a set of 12 beautiful pregnancy and birth relaxations with Julie’s calming voice.

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.

For interstate visitors: Airport transfers can be arranged by Julie at your charge either Uber or other.

Julie will help you every step of the way, no stress. Talk with Julie about making smooth arrangements to make attending the course easy, so you will return home thrilled and exhilarated

Each day:  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.

(Optional) A chance to chat and get to know the other trainee Doulas each evening at a cheap reasonably priced nearby venue for a fun, simple, delicious dinner with Julie and the team.

Breastfed babies non mobile are welcome and Julie can supply everything for the baby free of charge: fresh clean portacot, changetable, baby carrier slings, car seat and pram.

Julie has thought of everything to assist you to be able to do the course with ease:
For Payments with no credit card fees:
Direct deposit details:
Acc Name: Julie L Clarke
Acc Number: 028538865
BSB: 112:879

More details about the course:
FAQ’s

 

Would you like more options?

THE DOULA COURSE HAS A NEW CONDENSED COURSE FORMAT

 SUITABLE FOR INTERSTATE DOULA’S WITH BROAD OPTIONS:

 

Plan 1.    3 days The Express Birth or Post Natal Doula course on Wed, Thur and Fri $2,000
Plan 2.    4 days The Gold Birth or Post Natal Doula course on Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat $2,250
Plan 3.    5 days The Platinum Birth or Post Natal Doula course on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun $2,500
Plan 4.    9 days The Ultimate Birth or Post Natal Doula Sat,Sun,Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs Fri,Sat,Sun$3,500

 

 

Plan 1:     3 days The Express Birth or Post Natal Doula course

3 days The Express Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday $2,000 includes: 3 x 12 hour days 10am start to 7pm finish
of face to face learning and interaction within a 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 Doula workbook 125 pages created by Julie Clarke, a set of 3 pregnancy and birth relaxation CD’s with Julie’s calming voice, 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, changetable, baby carrier
slings, car seat and pram

Plan 2:    4 days The Gold Birth or Post Natal Doula course

4 days The Gold Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday $2,250 everything in the 3 day course plus an extra evening and day with Julie to include a day of EITHER her Calmbirth course OR Transition into Parenthood course, as an observer to watch her facilitate the session for the whole day, 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 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 Doula

Plan 3;     5 days The Platinum Birth or Post Natal Doula course

5 days The Platinum Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday $2,500 everything in the 3 day course plus 2 extra evenings and days with Julie to include a day of BOTH her Mindful birth course AND Transition into Parenthood course as an observer to watch her facilitate the session for a whole 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 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

Plan 4  9 days The Ultimate Birth or Post Natal Doula course

9 days The Ultimate Doula course on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday $3,500

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 Mindful birth course AND Transition into Parenthood course as an observer to watch her facilitate the session for a whole 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.

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 and go shopping at the nearby Westfield Miranda.

Importantly, you will receive the complete Mindful birth 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 rest and relax in her bathroom.

 

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.

Julie is excited to share her 30+ years of extensive Birth support knowledge with the Birth or Post Natal Doula in the training courses.

HOW DOES SHE SHARE HER KNOWLEDGE?

Julie has written the most amazing comprehensive, yet simple and easy to follow, Birth Doula Course Workbook or Post Natal Doula Course Workbook which will provide a structure for your learning at your own pace week by week.

The amazing workbook is 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 exercises are a fun way of exploring lots of “What If” situations and Julie has added these all to the workbook to enable plenty of exploration for preparing Birth or Post Natal 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.

Course curriculum includes but is not limited to these topics. This list just gives you a rough idea of the extensive richness of the course inclusions:

The finer art of all the important comfort measures for labour, the active birth positioning and details for effective pushing positions, maintaining an intact perineum, magnificent massage techniques that make women release and relax, the details of breath work, conserving the labouring woman’s energy so she’s not exhausted, how to deal with breech positions, acupuncture acupressure points for overdue and during labour,  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 use of hospital facilities and being aware of how hospitals vary in what they offer.

Waterbirth, benefits, setting up, what to expect. Stages of labour.

Enhancing partner’s role. 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, breaks if required.

Bonding and the first breastfeed. Follow up appointments debriefing the birth experience afterwards. Video footage of births. Photographs. Powerpoint.

Small group discussions. Delicious lunches. Laughs. Fun. You will be astounded by how much you gain personally from attending this course with Julie.

Choose Dates

  • 18/7/2018 to 22/7/2018
  • 25/7/2018 to 29/7/2018
  • 1/8/2018 to 4/8/2018
  • 8/8/2018 to 12/8/2018
  • 15/8/2018 to 18/8/2018
  • 22/8/2018 to 25/8/2018
  • 5/9/2018 to 8/9/2018
  • 12/9/2018 to 16/9/2018
  • 19/9/2018 to 22/9/2018
  • 26/9/2018 to 29/9/2018
  • 10/10/2018 to 13/10/2018
  • 17/10/2018 to 21/10/2018
  • 24/10/2018 to 27/10/2018
  • 31/10/2018 to 3/11/2018
  • 7/11/2018 to 10/11/2018
  • 14/11/2018 to 18/11/2018
  • 21/11/2018 to 24/11/2018
  • 28/11/2018 to 2/12/2018
  • 5/12/2018 to 9/12/2018
  • 12/12/2018 to 16/12/2018
  • 19/12/2018 to 22/12/2018

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.

Is there much work for Birth or 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?

The term “Doula” is becoming a very well known word generally in Australia, same as the USA,  meaning Birth Support Companion who assists the pregnant woman during her labour with all the safe, comfort measures such as showers, baths, hot packs as well as support the partner and avoid exhaustion for him.

Who is ideal to train as a Birth or Post Natal Doula?

Women who are kind, gentle, caring, sensitive, compassionate, and have empathy for others feelings.

Are Doulas warmly welcomed and accepted by midwives in the delivery suites, birth centres and at homebirths?

Most certainly yes!   They are grateful for the extra help and assistance in our under staffed hospitals.

Are Obstetricians happily endorsing the work of Doulas?

Most certainly yes!
In 2017 the American Obstetrician’s Association developed an official Policy to endorse every laboring woman to have access to the care and support of a trained Birth Doula to care for them throughout their labour and birth experience to reduce the need for medication and intervention such as cesarean section and enhance a normal birth such as waterbirth and active birth. The benefit of Doulas is evidence based by research and statistics.

Is it true you need to be a nurse or midwife or doctor first?

No not at all. There is no prior training required as Julie will cover everything necessary for you to be a qualified certified Doula. It would be worthwhile if you already have your first aid certificate or a photographic course completed or a massage qualification but not at all necessary.

Are the Birth or Post Natal Doula courses quick and easy to complete?

Yes it is with Julie’s guidance you will be amazed how quickly and easily you’ll soak up the knowledge.

Are partner’s happy to have a trained Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula present to assist?

Yes, as it takes some of the pressure, physical stress, and emotional burden off the partner by sharing the load over 2 people especially with a long labour.

Is Julie a qualified Facilitator, Birth Educator, Trainer and Assessor?

Yes she is fully qualified and very capable of teaching you to a high standard without any of the stress of exams, endless pages of assignments, time consuming homework. Julie is very capable of assessing your knowledge and supporting you in a variety of ways of learning to a good competent standard.

Will Julie be available to keep on helping, supporting and mentoring me after the face to face course is over?

Yes, most certainly, Julie provides 24 months of free ongoing mentoring support for all her Face 2 Face trained Birth Doulas or Post Natal Doulas.

The close friendship continues.

You will have access to Julie via text, email, phone, skype and whichever other options suits you best.

All Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Training face 2 face course dates are listed below.

Online Birth or Post Natal Doula Courses are available without the mentoring support unless you purchase the mentoring package which you are welcome to discuss with Julie.

The Online Courses are very suitable for those who are confident to train independently without supervision or guidance.

When am I allowed to begin attending Births as a Doula?

As soon as you have successfully registered a placement in the course by full payment and filled in the enrollment form you are ready to have the discussion with Julie about attendance at your first birth as a Doula.

Julie will guide you step by step through the process.

When do I receive my Certification of Completion of the Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Course?

On the final day of the face to face 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.

Upon completion of the Online Course Workbook you can post is back to Julie who will check through the answers and then post it back to you with your certificate. A very quick and easy process.

Do you have a payment plan available for the Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Courses?

Yes, payment plans are available either using cash, credit cards, direct deposit, or in a variety of schedules such as payments spread over a couple of days, weeks or 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 or Post Natal Doula course as an investment in your future towards owning and running your own business.

Direct deposit details:

Acc Name: Julie L Clarke

Acc Number: 028538865

BSB: 112:879

Is there an Online Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Course option available?

Yes, there is an online course for only $500 for Birth Doula’s who are unable to travel to Sydney.

It’s perfectly understandable that once you have a feel for the Online Birth Doula or Post Natal 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.

Direct deposit details:

Acc Name: Julie L Clarke

Acc Number: 028538865

BSB: 112:879

If you are interested, let Julie know, 0401266530  via the contact form giving Julie as much information about you and your situation as you wish and she’ll keep you updated.

What if I do the online Birth Doula or 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 or Post Natal 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.

Direct deposit details:

Acc Name: Julie L Clarke

Acc Number: 028538865

BSB: 112:879

What if I can’t afford the Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Training with Julie?

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.

Direct deposit details:

Acc Name: Julie L Clarke

Acc Number: 028538865

BSB: 112:879

I’ve been excited and passionate about all things to do with pregnancy, birth, babies and mothering forever. I’m sure this is my calling to become a trained Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula and 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 course and highly motivated. Good on you. The next steps for you are:

1.Choose your preferred attendance dates and notify Julie via text or call on 0401265530 or (02) 95446441
2. Choose your preferred payment method: paypal, visa, mastercard, direct deposit or cash
3. Fill in the enrollment form and either email or post back to Julie
4. Be excited to get started!

Direct deposit details:

Acc Name: Julie L Clarke

Acc Number: 028538865

BSB: 112:879

Are these course tax deductible?

Yes it is for those who go on to attend births 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.

Important: Prerequisites are to be a kind, caring compassionate person who simply 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 Birth doula or Post Natal Doula.

Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula training course is for all women, you will be warmly welcomed by Julie Clarke 0401 265 530

All Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Training course dates are listed below.

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! Kareena (Mum of 2 plus one on the way) Sydney NSW.

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 (Mother of 10 children) Gosford, NSW

I feel quite special being on a DOULA journey with Julie. Her love, compassion, knowledge and experience goes beyond pregnancy and birth, she really understands and knows how to inspire us to be the best support person for a woman and family during this incredible time of their lives. Julie has built a community and I hope to be part of it, always. Gratitude and success to you dear! Marianna (Mum of 1 child) Sydney NSW.

Transition into Parenthood + Mindful Birth Course

Julie Clarke

Birth Educator, Doula, and Baby Whisperer

Julie Clarke is an Active Birth Antenatal Class educator, a Mindful Birth® Specialist facilitating classes for 10 years. She is a Doula that has supported over 150 births over 25 years and is also a Doula Trainer, providing unique training.

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