Edmonton Labour Doula training through CAPPA
If you are passionate about women, birth and babies this may be your calling.
Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career?
Train with the CAPPA ( Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators.
What we will focus on in our training session:
The doula's role and scope of practice
Practical applications of scope of practice, ethics and integrity
Building bridges with health care providers and other professionals
Modeling and teaching positive communication and self-advocacy
Basic anatomy and physiology specific to labour and birth
Labour coping techniques and massage
Common drugs and medications offered in birth
Cesarean and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean support
Alternative support and relaxation support
Information on complicated birth situations
Learn how to run your own successful doula business
Business marketing, development and networking for success
And so much more…….
Ready to take a leap into a new and exciting career? Register today for any of our training sessions
Upcoming Training session in Edmonton, Alberta
November 21, 22, 23, 2019
March 12, 13, 14, 2020
June 11, 12, 13, 2020
October 22, 23, 24, 2020
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How does our labour doula training differ?
Smaller Class Sizes
Class sizes are intentionally limited to inspire more dialogue, while allowing ample "one on one" guidance as needed. The intimacy created by the group size provides more opportunity for discussion and review, while fostering a nurturing sense of support within a doula circle. Builds confidence as you navigate your way into the birth community.
CAPPA (Childbirth And Postpartum Professionals Association) truly cares about it's members and their success, while holding a vision of offering the highest level of professional membership and evidence-based training. CAPPA is the most comprehensive pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum organization available.
After you complete this workshop we continue to provide ongoing support and guidance, while mentoring you along your doula path. You are invited to join our private CAPPA doula Facebook page, which contains a wealth of education to help further develop your practice.
Being a Doula is a rewarding career that makes a difference in the lives of others.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose the CAPPA organization?
CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment. Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles. Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios. CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA Certification programs.
CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.
Visit CAPPA to learn more about this great organization and what it has to offer you as a member.
What can I expect at my doula training?
Our three day workshop is cram packed with great information and plenty of room for group discussion and review. You will learn about CAPPA, the doula's role, your scope of practice and how it applies to the care and support a doula offers through various labour and birth scenarios. There is plenty of time to explore and discuss ideas, ask questions and provide hands-on practice though instruction and guidance, as you learn new techniques, massage application and positions to aid with labour progression and relaxation. We review common medical interventions and how they impact birth, as well as non-medicalized comfort measures and physical support elements to assist your clients. Discover various ways to support your clients and help them make informed educated decisions, while assisting them through the transitions of breastfeeding, the postpartum and parenthood. The later part of our training covers aspects of developing your own doula business and how to apply what you've learnt in client care and services within your community. This includes how to market and promote yourself and your business, how to build a client case load along with additional business aspects to help you succeed!
Can I bring my baby to the workshop?
Unfortunately due to the intense nature of this course we ask that you arrange childcare while you are in the workshop. If you are breastfeeding you may choose to bring a support person to care for your baby at our location in a separate room or come at anytime the baby needs to be fed.
What is your refund policy?
If the CAPPA trainer is forced to cancel the workshop, your entire fee will be refunded, or you will be given the option to transfer your payment to the next session offered. If you must cancel your registration prior to the training seminar, you may apply your payment to another training workshop offered by the same CAPPA faculty member within a 12 month period. Please note, cancelling your registration will only be permitted one time. If you do not attend another session within the 12 month grace period, all fees will be forfeited. No-shows are not eligible for this registration transfer. Unless you have received confirmation from your CAPPA Doula Trainer that the session is confirmed, we do not recommend you make any non-refundable travel arrangements.
Once I've completed my CAPPA Labour Doula training workshop, what is my next step?
To become a certified doula with CAPPA, you will need to become a member of CAPPA and sign up for your online CAPPA Academy, which is a one of kind, state of the art virtual classroom experience.
Once you're connected to CAPPA's Academy you will receive:
Downloadable forms of which you will need to submit to CAPPA after completion
Online exams with immediate results
Video instruction from faculty members
Step by step instruction to help guide you as you complete the course
Links to important online resources
*There is a $175.00 USD fee for your certification package, which is purchased through CAPPA's website. Prices are subject to change without notice
After the training workshop, to become certified, you will need to complete these: http://www.cappa.net/required-reading which will be part of your CAPPA certification package.
How long do I have to complete my certification?
You have two years to complete your certification requirements from the date of your workshop training. This provides plenty of time to complete the steps. Most of our students typically finish within six months to a year's time.
When can I see a return on my investment with this training?
The beauty of this training is that as soon as you establish your first paying client, your labour doula training fees will most likely be paid back to you.
When can I begin taking clients?
Immediately following your training, you may accept clients into your care. If you are hoping to use that client for your certification requirements you will need to be signed up with CAPPA Academy first, in order to receive your certification and client evaluation forms, which are required to verify your attendance at the birth.
What are the chances of obtaining a job after my training?
Doulas are independent and are hired by the families who wish to use their services. At this time, there are no job postings for paid doulas. In the future it may be possible to work within midwifery clinics, OB clinics, birth centres or progressive hospitals. As a doula you will be running your own business, which means that your success is determined by your level of commitment to market, advertise and network with others in the field. In recognizing the positive effect of hiring a labour doula, many women are seeking doulas for support. More health professionals are also acknowledging the impact that a doula can have on the outcome of labour, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding.
What if I have never given birth, can I still take this training?
Of course! Your personal experiences with pregnancy and birth (or lack thereof) do not determine your ability to enrol in this training.
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