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DONA Town Hall: Count the Kicks
(1 CH), Free for Members, DONA Town Hall: A conversation between DONA International and Count for Kicks Leaders
Everyone Wants to Hold the Baby, Who Will Hold the Mother?® Perinatal Mood Disorders and Infant Feeding Choices
(1 CH), The session will contribute to the understanding of why perinatal mental health is a public health imperative, and recognize the continuum of perinatal mood disorders and how they affect the perinatal family.
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.
Postpartum Cultural Traditions; The Doulas Role in Cultural Safety
1(CH), In this session, Debra Pascali-Bonaro and Ibu Robin Lim explore the significance of postpartum healing rituals across cultures, emphasizing their role in providing cultural safety and honoring diverse beliefs. Debra and Robin will emphasize the pivotal role of doulas in fostering cultural humility and ensuring the well-being of clients and their families.
DEI Bundle For Doulas
3.5(CH), In this three-session bundle, doulas will have the opportunity to explore topics to learn and grow through the topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Sessions include: -Black Maternal Health: How Can DONA Doulas Make A Difference? -Postpartum Cultural Traditions; The Doulas Role in Cultural Safety -The Making The Mothers of Gynecology, A Casual Conversation With The Artist
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.
Finding Our Way in a System Not Built for Us: Staying With the Trouble in a Community Doula Program
(1 CH) Recent research indicates that community-based doula care can reduce health inequities, particularly when culturally and linguistically matched. Doulas also play a crucial role in improving the birthing experience, especially for marginalized communities. This presentation by Dr. Melissa Cheney examines findings from a multimodal ethnography of a Community Doula Program (CDP) in Oregon.
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.