(OAPS)Course Week Four: Required Readings, Videos, and Assignments

Required Readings and Videos

Read and Watch:  

The Mother Shower Blessing
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual: Section 27.22,2, P. 264-266.  
Breastfeeding 
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual: Chapter 28, P. 268-308
Watch -Breastfeeding Crawl – Initiation of the Breast Crawl (Unicef) YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYXd-mMSVU
Watch-Breastfeeding Position and Latch Youtube: https://youtu.be/xWPbykBKEMA  
Role of the SMC  Postpartum Doula
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion- Training Manual
Read: One(1) Postpartum Visit- Section 29.4.2, P. 314
Read: One (1) Postpartum Phone Conversation- Section 29.4.2 P. 314  
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual
Chapter 25p. 237-246
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale-247 –248
Difference between Baby’s Blue and Postpartum Depression p. 248-258  

Newborn Care
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual Chapter 26,p. 258- 261  
Professional Doula
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual -Chapter 29, p. 308-311  
Starting A Doula Business
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual- Business P. 312-350  
Certifications Requirements 
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual: P. 352-368  
Newborn Care
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual Chapter 26,p. 258- 261  
Professional Doula
SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training Manual -Chapter 29, p. 308-311

Assignments

Topic: African American Postpartum Care

Assignment: Imagine you have a client that was not producing enough breast milk and you identified that the baby was not receiving enough milk. In 200-300 words: (1) How would you approach the client with this information? (2) What resources would you present to your client? (3) How would you assist as the doula to improve the situation? (4) When, and to whom, would you reach out for help?
Discussion: Create a new topic in Forum “Breastfeeding“.
Due: January 5, 2022

Topic: Mother Shower Blessing

Assignment 1: List how you would make your Mother Shower Blessing unique, i.e, song title and artist, gift, etc.
Discussion: Create a new topic in Forum “Mother Shower Blessing“.
Due: January 5, 2022

Assignment 2:  Write your directions for carrying out a successful “Mother Shower Blessing,” for a client who moved to your city at eight months pregnant without her partner, family, or friends.
Upload: Upload your assignment in PDF format to Topic “Mother Shower Blessing“.
Due: January 8, 2022

Topic: African American Postpartum Belly Binding: Part 2

Assignment: Based on the video, describe your preferred method of belly binding and why?  Minimum of 250 words. Below your essay, list six benefits of African American Postpartum Belly Binding.
Upload:  Upload your assignment in pdf format to Topic: “African American Postpartum Belly Binding: Part 2“.
Due: January 8, 2022

☐Topic: Starting A Doula Business

Create a brochure for your doula business. Consider including: 1) Services , 2) How you will help 3) Location 4) Contact information 4) Summary of what a doula does 5) Benefits of doula support 6) What makes you/your business unique (7) Your team members and (8) Free Consultation.
Upload: Save in PDF format and upload to topic “Starting A Doula Business
Album: Save as png or jpeg and upload to “Doula Business Brochure” .
Due: January 8, 2022

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