What training do doulas have?

Training that doulas in Ireland have

Doulas in this directory have been trained through a wide variety of training courses. Many doulas have attended a wide variety of courses. All birth doula trainings are designed to cover the basics of birth doula work and core components include communication, the basics of labour and birth, and comfort measures for pregnancy labour and birth.

All doulas will have been trained in the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of pregnancy labour and birth
  • Hospital and Home Births
  • Breastfeeding
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Communication skills
  • The Role of Hormones
  • Emotional Support
  • Normal newborn characteristics and procedures
  • Pain relief options available
  • Parent support during childbirth
  • Professional boundaries
  • Role of a Doula
  • The New Family
  • Being prepared for the Unexpected

Doula specialisations

  • placenta encapsulation,
  • breastfeeding,
  • visualisation techniques,
  • acupressure
  • homoeopathy.

Training Courses represented in this directory

Doulas on this directory have been trained using the following training courses amongst others:

  • Childbirth International
  • Doulas of North America
  • Birthing from Within
  • Birth Know How

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Doulas in Ireland