LABOR SUPPORT + BIRTH DOULA TRAINING

Have you been dreaming of becoming a birth doula? Are you currently working in the birth field and wanting to increase your emotional, physical, and informational support skills? Have you been asked to attend a birth and want to learn the basics of providing labor support? Are you fascinated by the amazing power of women and can’t get enough of the miracle of birth?

Your journey begins here, at Renew Mama Studio’s Birth Doula Workshop. This is an intensive training workshop, over a 3 day time period. Style is diversified for multiple learning styles and levels; format delivers a balance of current research, anecdotal experience, and hands-on practice.

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Training Details


We will cover the following topics:

> Benefits of Labor Support
> Prenatal Client Contact & Support
> Communication Skills & Cultural Diversity
> Emotional Support
> Physical Comfort Measures
> Challenging Labors
> Natural Labor & the Impact of Hormones
> Supporting Women with Pain Medication
> Cesarean & Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
> Working with Care Providers
> Supporting the Newborn & Breastfeeding
> Postpartum Client Contact & Support
> Resources & Networking
> Professional Doula Memberships and Certification Options
> Starting a Doula Business: from Volunteer to Private Practice

Prerequisites:

1) Read The Birth Partner, Revised-4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions Penny Simkin, 2013

2) Read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: Ina May Gaskin, 2003

3) If you go on to certify as a Birth Doula through DONA International, you will need to observe a Childbirth Education/Preparation course as a doula studio, not as an expectant parent. You may complete this after your birth doula workshop as well.

Training Schedule:

April 19th, 2018: 6-9 PM
April 20th, 2018: 9-6 PM
April 21st, 2018: 9-2 PM

Other Info:

Early bird pricing: $450 thru February 15th, 2018
$499 after February 16th, 2018

Questions may be directed to Emily Shier, the instructor, at: emily@beautifulbirth.org
Please inquire about bringing small babies in arms along.


RENEW MAMA’S PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

This 40-hour prenatal yoga training is perfect for yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, labor + delivery nurses, lactation educators, and moms-to-be.

It will give you an opportunity to learn more about yoga throughout the stages of pregnancy and how this empowering practice can help to inspire and nourish moms throughout this life-changing event.

You’ll leave prepared to lead a powerful prenatal yoga sequence that builds a mother’s confidence, reduced fear, builds a community, and connects her back to her growing baby.

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Training Details


We will cover the following topics:

> Prenatal Yoga Sequences
> Themes of Class
> Anatomy
> Teaching Prenatal Yoga
> Changes During Pregnancy
> Variations of Poses
> Childbirth Education
> Essential Oil Usage
> And SO MUCH MORE!

Prerequisites:

1) Read The Birth Partner, Revised-4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions – Penny Simkin, 2013

2) Read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin, 2003

3) Read Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally – Janet Balaskas, 1992

4) Take 3 Prenatal Classes (with different teachers) and fill out the evaluation form

Training Schedule:

Thursday, August 9th – 5p to 9p
Friday, August 10th – 9a to 7p
Saturday, August 11th – 10a to 6p
Sunday, August 12th – 10a to 8p

Other Info:

$695 early bird rate until July 16th, 2018
$750 regular rate

Questions may be directed to Amanda – amanda@renewmamastudio.com

Meet Amanda Holbert

Meet Cassandra Shuck

Amanda is a wife, mother of three and the founder of Renew Mama Studio – a prenatal + postnatal wellness studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a 200-hour yoga teacher and a birth doula who has walked along side 1,000’s of mamas over the years. Amanda has been teaching prenatal yoga in the greater Grand Rapids community for over 6 years. She has a strong passion to support women during the childbearing years. Amanda believes in the power of community and believes motherhood should not be done alone. She enjoys leading classes that have a strong emphasis on community building and support. Amanda carries that passion into all of her offerings and throughout her day-to-day life. She loves supporting women from the moment they find out they are expecting until years after they have given birth.

Cassandra is a wife, mama of one little and the founder of Milkin’ Cookie  – a national lactation support cookie company. She is currently residing and supporting expectant and new mamas in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area.  Cassandra has been in the prenatal arena for many years and works to support hundreds of expectant mothers each week, providing them support and comfort throughout the changes in pregnancy. Her weekly yoga classes focus on proper body alignment and function throughout pregnancy, in order to have an optimal birthing experience. Cassandra believes in bringing a sense of empowerment to all of her classes and pushes mama’s to believe in themselves. She carries this theme throughout supporting her doula clients and the prenatal yoga instructors she has personally trained.