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Lactation Basics for Doulas
(3 CH), This introductory lactation course takes the doula through the basics of human lactation anatomy and physiology, barriers and benefits, and application. This course is approved for DONA International certification.
Strengthening Support for Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders: Doulas are Vital
(1.5 CH) Substance use disorders (SUDs) are connected to higher maternal mortality rates and risks for maternal/fetal complications. Doulas can provide needed support, education, and referrals for persons seeking evaluation of perinatal substance use.
Epigenetics and the Microbiome
(1 CH) Epigenetics and the microbiome- important influences on infant health
Black Maternal Health: How Can DONA Doulas Make A Difference?
(1.5 CH), DONA doulas have a chat with Midwife Jennie Joseph about Black Maternal Health and actionable ways that doulas can make a difference.
And Then She Was Gone… with Charles Johnson
(1 CH), And then she was gone, a panel discussion with DONA doulas and Charles Johnson who has suffered an unimaginable tragedy that strikes too many families; the tragic loss of his spouse just after childbirth. Since Kira's premature death, Charles has made it his life’s mission to save others from the same fate and shares his story and thoughts on the role of the doula in this profound session.
Ethical Dilemma of Recreational Marijuana Use for Breastfeeding and Pregnant People
(1 CH), In this session, Dr. Frank Nice will evaluate the use of marijuana in pregnancy and breastfeeding and discuss ethical and legal concerns regarding its use while pregnant and lactating.
The Best Start: Strategies to Reduce Early Feeding Problems
(1.5 CH), In this session, we'll explore early lactation, positions, and best strategies to reduce the 3 most common early nursing problems.
Postpartum Mood Disorders: How to Build Your Client’s Postpartum Resiliency
(1 CH) One in seven birthing people experience postpartum mood disorders and doulas are in a unique position to help clients prepare for the postpartum time period and to foster postpartum mood resiliency.
Exploring the Self: A Doula's Guide to Discussing Race, Gender and Privilege in Birth and Postpartum Work
(1 CH), Doulas serve a diverse population with a multitude of life experiences. Understanding the role that race, sex, and gender in birth as well as how thse identities intersect will provide doulas with the resources to become stronger, more conscious providers by fostering a deeper appreciation of the different realities that clients bring with them to birth and the postpartum period.