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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.
Can We Get Along with Obstetricians?
(1 CH), In this session, Dr. Ebere Azumah, OBGYN will speak to the physician/doula relationship and tangible ways to strengthen it for the betterment of the family.
Significance of Childbirth to the Birthing Person and Family
(1 CH), In this session, Penny Simkin takes us through a review of the research around how people are impacted by the childbirth experience. She dives into factors that make a difference including details on the impact of how the birthing person is treated by healthcare providers, doulas, and others in the birthing experience.