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 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?
Who is ideal to train as a Birth Doula?
Women over 18 years of age 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.
Is the course 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 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 course is over?
Yes, most certainly, Julie provides 24 months of free ongoing mentoring support for all her 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. All Birth Doula Training course dates are listed below.
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 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 Courses?
Yes, payment plans are available either using cash, credit cards, direct deposit, or in a variety of schedules such as $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 as an investment in your future towards owning and running your own business.
Is there an Online Birth Doula Course option available in 2018?
Yes, there is an online course coming very soon for only $500 for Birth Doula’s who are unable to travel to Sydney. Julie is currently working on the filming. If you are interested register your interest with Julie 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 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.
What if I can’t afford the Birth 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.
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 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!
Is this 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.