Birthing Center of Buffalo

For anyone interested in supporting Paid Family Leave in NYS!: "If you are a mother of a very new baby and will be returning to work within the first five weeks of your child’s life (or if you are already back at work and your baby is less than five weeks old), I'd love to speak with you. I am working, along with a photographer, on an article for a magazine called 'In These Times' about new mothers as they go back to work. We'll be documenting the challenges of 'doing it all' in the first few weeks. If you’d like to participate – or just hear more about the project, please contact Sharon Lerner at fastlerner@gmail.com or 718-877-5236. And please share with anyone else you think might be interested. Thanks." ... See MoreSee Less

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Birthing Center of Buffalo

Exciting upcoming doula training! Participants will have the opportunity to shadow and be mentored by an experienced doula once training is complete. This will book up fast, so you might not want to wait too long to register! ... See MoreSee Less

This is a comprehensive 3-day doula training designed for both the new doula just starting a practice and the experienced doula looking for additional support. The class offers an understanding of pregnancy and birth anatomy, and focuses on the special role of the doula during this process. This is a hands-on, participatory workshop, which requires an application and some pre-reading of materials. Your doula training is a step towards certification. Once the requirements are met, you will be certified with Life Cycles Doulas (LCD) Buffalo Chapter. This is a new training program that aligns with national standards for certification, but includes additional resources, professional support, continuing education and an optional mentoring program through the Buffalo Doula Collective. http://doulacollective.wix.com/buffalodc Cost: $300.00 due in full by first day of class Location: Buffalo Midwifery Services 289 Summer St Buffalo New York 14222 Friday May 1 from 5pm-9pm Saturday May 2 from 9am-5pm Sunday May 3 from 9am-5pm Topics that this training will explore in depth include: *What is a doula? What is our role with families and caregivers? *The significance of birth in women's lives *How does a doula affect a woman's birth? *How do we work with the birthing community, OB/GYN and midwives? *Doulas role – with families and caregivers *understanding of physiology and anatomy of birth *understanding of labor progress *Labor support- emotional and physical *Comfort measures for birth and postpartum *the doula's role, scope of practice, professional ethics, and standards of practice *the role of a doula in difficult situations like trauma or loss *what it is to be a doula vs. labor coach vs. friend *communication skills *interviewing, paperwork, and how to get hired *the doula's role as an advocate, offering choice not advice or judgement *prenatal visits with clients and how to conduct them *providing emotional support, including culturally-sensitive support *newborn care and protecting the postpartum period *breastfeeding support *hearing your client's birth story *Working as a doula in the unique setting WNY has for birth: home, hospitals, birth center, and birth home *Current medical birth practices *Doula business aspects and professionalism *Certification process for Life Cycles Doulas (LCD) Required Reading before the training: Birthing from Within by Pam England The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin The Birth Book by William and Martha Sears Suggested Reading: The Doula's Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know by Ananda Lowe Birthing from Within by Pam England Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)by Nancy Wainer Cohen and Lois Estner Ina May's Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta To Register: Review the requirements for certification and register on this page or at: http://doulacollective.wix.com/buffalodc#!about2/c1unl $100 non-refundable deposit is due by 4/25 The balance is due no later than 5/1 Space is limited, so please register asap Send your payment to: Attn. LuAnn Conte Buffalo Midwifery Services 289 Summer St Buffalo, N.Y. 14222

1 week ago

Life Cycles Collective Doulas Birth Doula Training Buffalo

May 1, 2015, 5:00pm

Buffalo Midwifery Services

This is a comprehensive 3-day doula training designed for both the new doula just starting a practice and the experienced doula looking for additional support. The class offers an understanding of pregnancy and birth anatomy, and focuses on the special role of the doula during this process. This is a hands-on, participatory workshop, which requires an application and some pre-reading of materials. Your doula training is a step towards certification. Once the requirements are met, you will be certified with Life Cycles Doulas (LCD) Buffalo Chapter. This is a new training program that aligns with national standards for certification, but includes additional resources, professional support, continuing education and an optional mentoring program through the Buffalo Doula Collective. http://doulacollective.wix.com/buffalodc Cost: $300.00 due in full by first day of class Location: Buffalo Midwifery Services 289 Summer St Buffalo New York 14222 Friday May 1 from 5pm-9pm Saturday May 2 from 9am-5pm Sunday May 3 from 9am-5pm Topics that this training will explore in depth include: *What is a doula? What is our role with families and caregivers? *The significance of birth in women's lives *How does a doula affect a woman's birth? *How do we work with the birthing community, OB/GYN and midwives? *Doulas role – with families and caregivers *understanding of physiology and anatomy of birth *understanding of labor progress *Labor support- emotional and physical *Comfort measures for birth and postpartum *the doula's role, scope of practice, professional ethics, and standards of practice *the role of a doula in difficult situations like trauma or loss *what it is to be a doula vs. labor coach vs. friend *communication skills *interviewing, paperwork, and how to get hired *the doula's role as an advocate, offering choice not advice or judgement *prenatal visits with clients and how to conduct them *providing emotional support, including culturally-sensitive support *newborn care and protecting the postpartum period *breastfeeding support *hearing your client's birth story *Working as a doula in the unique setting WNY has for birth: home, hospitals, birth center, and birth home *Current medical birth practices *Doula business aspects and professionalism *Certification process for Life Cycles Doulas (LCD) Required Reading before the training: Birthing from Within by Pam England The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin The Birth Book by William and Martha Sears Suggested Reading: The Doula's Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know by Ananda Lowe Birthing from Within by Pam England Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)by Nancy Wainer Cohen and Lois Estner Ina May's Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta To Register: Review the requirements for certification and register on this page or at: http://doulacollective.wix.com/buffalodc#!about2/c1unl $100 non-refundable deposit is due by 4/25 The balance is due no later than 5/1 Space is limited, so please register asap Send your payment to: Attn. LuAnn Conte Buffalo Midwifery Services 289 Summer St Buffalo, N.Y. 14222

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