This is a 4-day (32 hours) in-person doula training to earn your dual certification as a labor and postpartum doula.
Certified, progressive and inspirational midwives and doulas from across the nation, this training will give you the foundation and skills needed to be a confident, effective and a professional doula.
Hear From Our Graduates
This training was everything you could dream of. It was so down to earth and really allowed us to have discussions to aid understanding. The hands-on aspect made me confident that I was ready to start the next day. It was awesome. Thank you,”
My experience with SMC full Circle Doula Training was phenomenal. The trainers were knowledgeable and easy to follow. The information I received was life-changing. My eyes have been opened to so many new possibilities for helping my family and community.
Taking the SMC Full Circle Doula course will be marked as another unforgettable experience in my life. The course provides a wealth of knowledge from beginning to end. Thank you, Mama Shafia and care team.
This is a 4 day, 32-hour in-person provisional doula training for labor and postpartum doulas. The training is the first requirement to be certified as an SMC Full Circle Doula Companion. This is a culturally competent training that honors the legacy of the 20th Century African American midwife to improve birth outcomes, increase breastfeeding, and build leadership.
DAY 1 – Thursday, 10 AM – 6:30 PM: Orientation, Introduction, SMC Full Circle Doula Philosophy, African American Midwives, Documentary Viewing, Birth Plan, and U.S. Doula History.
DAY 2 – Friday, 9 AM – 6:30 PM: Prenatal Care, Signs of Pregnancy, Pathways to Prenatal Care, Nutrition, Herbs, Infant Mortality Prevention.
DAY 3 – Saturday, 9 AM – 6:30 PM: Labor and Delivery, Signs of Labor, Comfort Measures, Cesarean Section Prevention & Support, and VBACK.
DAY 4 – Sunday, 9 AM – 6:30 PM: Postpartum and Infant Care, Breastfeeding, Creating a Doula Business, Certification Requirements, Next Steps, and Final Quiz.
On Day 1, there is a 30 minute break for lunch and two (2) 10-minute breaks. On Days 2-4, there is a one-hour lunch break and three (3) 10-minute breaks.
Unique Topics Covered Include and Expand Beyond:
You will receive your hard-copy training manual on your first day of training.
Bring your water bottle and an exercise mat or large towel to lay on. You can also bring a pillow for comfort and a blanket.
We encourage you to bring snacks, lunch, and eat a hearty breakfast.
These materials are available on Amazon or possibly through your local library.
All the above books and materials should be read before the first day of class.
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