Birth Doula Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Become a beacon of support and advocacy for expectant mothers and their families. Help guide women through an important life transition with compassion and care. Begin a holistic journey to become a skilled birth doula, equipping you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to navigate this sacred experience.

Embark on a transformative journey with our birth doula course, designed to equip you with deep insights into the doula's role, historical contexts, and professional ethics. You'll explore the female reproductive anatomy, pregnancy stages, and fetal development, laying a solid foundation to understand labour and childbirth intricacies. Learn to empower expectant mothers through education, emotional support, and birth planning for informed choices.

Gain practical skills in labour comfort techniques and medical and non-medical pain relief, and the importance of aiding mobility and optimal fetal positioning during labour. The course also highlights the importance of the birthing family, offering strategies to involve and support them and ensuring smooth communication and conflict resolution.

Prepare to handle complications with knowledge of common issues and the ability to balance the risks and benefits of medical interventions. Learn to advocate for informed choices, ensuring birthing individuals are supported every step of the way.

This birth doula certification emphasises the vital immediate postpartum phase, enhancing your ability to provide emotional support, breastfeeding assistance, and recognising postpartum mood disorders. Cultural competence takes centre stage, too, as you learn to address biases and serve diverse communities respectfully.

As your course culminates, we guide you through the practicalities of launching your doula practice with marketing tips and guidance on legal and ethical practice management. This course isn't just a learning experience - it's a pathway to a rewarding career, empowering you to make a profound difference in the lives of birthing individuals and their families.

By studying this birth doula training course, you’ll learn:

  • The role of birth doulas and their historical context.
  • The importance of empowering expectant mothers.
  • The risks and benefits of medical interventions.
  • How to support the birthing family.
  • The significance of cultural competencies.
  • Legal and ethical considerations.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Overview and Responsibilities of a Birth Doula
  • Part 2: The History of the Birth Doula
  • Part 3: Ethics and Professionalism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Female Reproductive System
  • Part 2: The Stages of Pregnancy
  • Part 3: The Stages of Fetal Development
  • Part 4: The Physiological Processes of Labour and Birth
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Antenatal Education
  • Part 2: Providing Emotional and Informational Support
  • Part 3: Birth Planning and Informed Decision Making
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: Comfort Measures During Labour
  • Part 2: Non-Pharmacological Pain Relief Options
  • Part 3: Pharmacological Pain Management Options
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Labour Positions and Benefits
  • Part 2: Mobility and Fetal Positioning
  • Part 3: Birth Environments
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Role of the Partner and Family
  • Part 2: Strategies for Involving the Partner and Family Members
  • Part 3: Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: Complications During Labour and Birth
  • Part 2: Medical Interventions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Immediate Postnatal Period
  • Part 2: Breastfeeding Advice
  • Part 3: Postnatal Mood Disorders
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Cultural Competence
  • Part 2: Addressing Cultural Discrimination
  • Part 3: Serving Diverse Populations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Setting up Your Doula Practice
  • Part 2: Marketing Tips
  • Part 3: Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Individuals looking to embark on a career as a birth doula will find this course invaluable as it offers foundational knowledge, practical skills, and the nuances of professional etiquette required in the field. 

Midwives, nurses, obstetricians, and other healthcare providers involved in maternal care will benefit from this birth doula training course to deepen their understanding of emotional and physical support, leading to a more holistic care approach. Childbirth educators can enhance their teaching with doula insights, offering a broader educational experience to expectant parents.

 

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Accreditations

The Birth Doula Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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