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SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training (Online)

Training will remain online until is it safe to resume in-person trainings

2021 Online Training Sessions

Winter Training: February 1st-28th, 2021 (Closed)
Mid-Spring Training: April 5th – May 2nd, 2021 Register
Late-Spring Training: June 7th – July 4th, 2021
Summer Training: August 2nd  – August 29th, 2021
Fall Training: October 4th – 31, 2021

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.

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Shafia M. Monroe, DEM. CDT, MPH
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