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SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training (Online)

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2022 Online Training Sessions

February 7TH    March 6th, 2022   (Online)

April 4th    May 1st, 2022  (Online)

June 6th    July 3rd, 2022 (In-Person Portland, OR (Limited Number)

August 1st, – September 4th, 2022, (Online)

September: In-Person Conference: SMC Full Doula Conference: Portland, OR (Dates TBA)

October 3rd    November 6th, 2022, (Online)

December 4th   2022 – January 8th, 2023 (Online)

Online Training Overview ( All topics are not listed)

Week One – Orientation to the SMC Full Circle Doula Philosophy, Black Midwives Prayer, Certification, Legacy of the Black Midwife, Requirements, Doula History, Racism and Health.

Week Two – Everything Pregnancy, Reducing Infant Mortality, Midwifery Model of Care, Anatomy, Nutrition/Herbs, Solutions to Common Discomforts, Prenatal Care.

Week Three – Physiology of Labor, Signs Labor, Stages of Labor Management, Black Birth Traditions, Home, Hospital, Birth Center, Unassisted. 

Week Four – Postpartum Doula Care, Postpartum Foods, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Business Development, Self-Care.

Final Quiz, Print Certificate

Training FAQs

All registered students attending the training will receive

      • Training manual
      • Weekly Zoom Class with Instructors
      • Resource List
      • Certification
      • Access to the SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companions Private Facebook Group, for ongoing support towards certification.

Visit to learn more and to register for a training.

Shafia M. Monroe, DEM. CDT, MPH
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