Compassionate Doula's Training

Having a trained caring knowledgeable woman known as a Doula to meet your womanly needs at your birth will ease stress for your partner and ensure you are cared for in ways only a Doula really understands. Every woman deserves to have a Doula by her side during labour and birth.

Interested in becoming transformed into a wonderful Doula trained by Julie Clarke?

 

 

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Doulas:   (also called Childbirth Assistants, Labour Support Professionals, Birth Assistants, or Birth Companions)  they do provide emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond

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Important:  Prerequisites are to be an empathetic, kind, caring compassionate person who simply wants to help other women in their journey to motherhood,  it is not necessary to be a nurse or a midwife or any other qualification to train as a doula

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Doula training course is open to all and you will be warmly welcomed by Julie Clarke 0401 265 530

Over the last decade Julie has mentored many Doula’s who have done online training and they found it to be very inadequate for the important role, so as she listened carefully to all their questions, concerns and identified their needs she has been inspired to create an amazing new course which is fun, interesting, with all the answers to the new trainee and very experienced Doulas.
Important note:   24 months of free mentoring with extensive guidance, help and support for every Doula course attendee will be provided via email, phone, text continuously by Julie.

Julie’s new Doula Workbook is awesome and constantly being revised, edited and updated.    Bookings are being taken right now, places are limited, once the course is full it  will be closed to further bookings, applications for the waiting list will be available.

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For all the women and mothers enthusiastic about Pregnancy,

Labour, Birth, Breastfeeding and Newborns!

 

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Here is your amazing opportunity to attend Doula training school in Sydney  With Julie Clarke


Next courses available:   10xTuesdays at 9.30am/3pm: 25 July to 26 September, 2017  (only $2,000)

(or) 10xTuesdays at 9.30am/3pm: 10 October to 12 December, 2017  (only $2,000)

 Evenings: (or) 10xTuesday nights at 6pm: 8 August to 10 October, 2017 (only $2,000)


more dates are available below or email [email protected] or keep reading on 

 

The Doula course has a new condensed course format; suitable for everyone; interstate, international and all local Doula’s with broader options:

Plan 1:    3 days The Express Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only $2,000

Plan 2:     4 days The Gold Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. only $2,250

 

 


More details for you:

Plan 1:     3 days The Express Doula course


3 days The Express Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday $2,000 includes: 3 days 10am start to 6pm relaxed with plenty of breaks of face to face learning and interaction within a small intimate group.
The 3 days will be fun, highly educational, stimulating, uplifting, inspiring, interesting, enlightening and fascinating.
The opportunity to make wonderful new friendships and develop your most amazing and empowering career.
24 months of free Doula mentoring provided by Julie for each attendee in Julie’s Doula training courses.
The 3 day Express course generous inclusions are: The Doula workbook 125 pages created by Julie Clarke, Preparing for Birth Mother and Preparing for Birth Father antenatal course textbooks and all teaching aid handouts, a set of 3 pregnancy and birth relaxation CD’s with Julie’s calming voice, a specially developed Doula kit of aromatherapy oils, massage oil and spritzer and 4 x waterproof hot packs to commence your own special Doula tool-kit, no extra charge for sleepover style arrangements staying in the lounge room / course room – carpet, cushions, air-conditioned, using sleeping bags, unlimited hot water in the bathroom for long hot showers.
Or if preferred your own charge arranged Airbnb or motel accommodation nearby.
Each day: healthy breakfasts, lunches, plentiful yummy snacks, unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbals, fresh organic juices, bottled water x 2 each day.
Optional free inclusions are 7am Yoga and beach walk each morning. Pay for your own dinner each evening at a reasonably priced nearby venue.
Breastfed babies non mobile are welcome and Julie can supply everything for the baby free of charge: fresh clean portacot, baby carrier slings, car seat and pram

 

Plan 2:    4 days The Gold Doula course


4 days The Gold Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday $2,250 everything in the 3 day course plus an extra evening and day with Julie to include a day of Transition into Parenthood course, as an observer to watch her facilitate the session for the whole day, and learn from listening to her describing labour and birth, the power of the mind and body working together, practical comfort measures for labour and her answers to the group’s interesting questions.
Watch, listen and learn how to interact pregnant couples to inspire them to aim towards birthing normally and working as an awesome effective team with their Doula.
Also 24 months of free Doula mentoring provided by Julie for each attendee in Julie’s Doula training courses.

 


Proposed dates are as follows:
Wed 26 July, Thurs 27 July, Fri 28 July, (Sun 30 July)
Wed 30 Aug, Thurs 31 Aug, Fri 1 Sept, (Sun 3 Sept)
Wed 1 Nov, Thurs 2 Nov, Fri 3 Nov, (Sat 4 Nov)
Wed 29 Nov, Thurs 30 Nov, Fri 1 Dec, (Sat 2 Dec)
Wed 13 Dec, Thurs 14 Dec, Fri 15 Dec, (Sun 17 Dec)
You can select any of these dates or other combination, for any of the options it’s all totally flexible.
Questions?   Unsure?      call  Julie  0401 265 530

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Want to be able to say I’m a Doula?   Want to change your life for the better?

Would you love to attend lots of awesome births and be a support to women and help their partners through the experience?

 

 

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Are you perhaps considering a future career in midwifery but want to know  a lot more about the wonderful world of birthing through the experience as a doula first?

 

 


A review of the Doula training course by Lauren, Newly Qualified Doula

 

This course is amazing!!!
I completed my Doula training with Julie in November 2016 and loved every minute.

Unlike other courses I attempted to complete, this was the first one

that I looked forward to every week and actually completed!!

My ultimate goal is one day pursue a midwife career but with my

education background, it just wasn’t in the foreseeable future right now.

But I was keen to find something along these lines to gain experience and this course is perfect!

A friend of mine tagged me in Julie’s first Doula training add and

I jumped straight in and was immediately dazzled by Julie’s explanation of what her curriculum entailed.
I booked in and attended the first session and didn’t want to go home.

Julie is such a calm spirit who draws you in with

her 30 years of Doula wisdom. She has a way of

explaining every detail to which there is no confusion.

Our workbook that Julie put together herself is

jam packed full of useful information, tips and trade tricks that

helped me immensely during my first birth in February.

My first birth was indescribable. I applied everything

that I was taught by Julie while with the labouring mother.

I learnt things in my very first birth that I never knew.
I cannot wait for my next birth!

You can’t go wrong with this Doula Training !

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Lauren Sefo

Newly Qualified Doula


 

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Are you ready to embarke on one of the most amazing adventures there is in life?

 

Following your true passion to be a Doula?

 

Being empowered and informed to be able to make a real difference to other women’s

experience of birth as they transform from womanhood to motherhood?

 

Want to be a significant part of this incredibly exciting journey through women’s wisdom?

 

 

Come and join other wonderful women just like you – find your tribe here – join the next Doula training course

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Then now is the right time to quickly grab a hold of this opportunity to attend Doula Training School with Julie Clarke.

Prepayment is required for the course and you can design your own payment plan

or phone Julie to book in over the phone quickly and easily using Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Doula training will provide you with all the birth support skills to help your family, friends and clients to have an awesome birth experience.

Trainee Doula’s will be able to instill confidence and empower women to birth in the way they dream of naturally

by providing comfort measures, reassurance, encouragement and practical support during the process to enable a very positive experience.

Unlike other Doula training schools Julie’s trainee Doula’s are pre-paid for the births they attend.

Trainee’s are able to commence earning as soon as they commence the course week one!

The course will pay for itself in a very short time for each trainee Doula.

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The new mother will be grateful and delighted to have had a Doula help her.

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FAQ’S About the unique Doula Training:

Where: The tranquil venue at Julie’s lovely home at Sylvania, near Cronulla, Sydney 20 mins south of the airport

 

How: comfortable group learning, fascinating discussions, intuitive self-reflection, simple take home activities, easy self-study,

interesting reading, efficient assessments, gently guided by supervisor in attending awesome births.

 

Why: because Australian women really do need a lot more Doula’s available

Who: all women of any age over 18, whether they are a mother or not, who are naturally very compassionate, and who truly want to make

a very positive difference to women’s experiences throughout their Transition into Parenthood.

Excitement, dedication, curiosity, fascination, motivation, and inspiration are all that is required to get started.

There will be weekly assessments yes but no exams. There are no previous academic achievements required.

What: a thorough grounding in all pregnancy, labour, birth, newborns and breastfeeding support measures both physically and emotionally.

To Book in for the Doula Course simply make payment following these instructions and email Julie Clarke with your details:  [email protected]

Cost: $2,000 to $2,250 depending on your chosen plan

payable via direct deposit to
St George Bank Sylvania Southgate
Account: Transition Into Parenthood

Account number: 028 538 865
BSB: 112 879

quote reference: Doula training and your name

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or the other option is to call Julie for a chat and to secure your spot over the phone with credit card

Easy payment plan available:  $500 each payment until installments reach total. Aim to pay off the course approx 2 weeks prior to commencement.

or other payment plan if required – negotiate with Julie by email.

Once you have made the decision to come into the next course simply

make your payment either direct deposit if you prefer or call me to

book in over the phone and I accept Mastercard and Visa and Amex payments.

I’ll then email you the fun insightful enrolment form.


 JULIE IS EXCITED TO SHARE HER 30 YEARS OF EXTENSIVE BIRTH SUPPORT

KNOWLEDGE WITH THE TRAINEE DOULAS.

HOW DOES SHE SHARE HER KNOWLEDGE?

 

Julie has written the most amazing comprehensive, yet simple and easy to follow, Doula Course Workbook
which will provide a structure for your learning at your own pace week by week.

The amazing workbook is filled with all the best ideas to get you started on this fantastic journey, beautiful pics which will convey some of the incredible concepts that words can’t convey, all the “how to’s” on attracting and meeting clients, how to conduct the first coffee chat interview, basic counselling techniques, communicating effectively with clients, meeting the woman’s needs physically and emotionally. Hypothetical exercises are a fun way of exploring lots of “What If” situations and Julie has added these all to the workbook to enable plenty of exploration for preparing Doulas for a variety of smart solutions.    There is a complete overview of Pregnancy, labour, birth and early Bonding to assist Doulas gain thorough knowledge of every step along the way.    Quick ready reference tables to signpost all the steps through all the labour phases empower Doulas to be very knowledgeable and confident.     Guidelines on being a respected, balanced, professional and successful happy Doula are provided.     Notes pages help Doulas keep all their jottings, extra thoughts and ideas all in organised locations in the workbook.   Presented in a clear, concise, simple, straightforward way the workbook is a brilliant inspirational valuable asset for the Doulas to keep referring to for years to come.

Course curriculum includes but is not limited to these topics. This list just gives you a rough idea of the extensive richness of the course inclusions:

The finer art of all the important comfort measures for labour, the active birth positioning and details for effective pushing positions, maintaining an intact perineum, magnificent massage techniques that make women release and relax, the details of breath work, conserving the laburing woman’s energy so she’s not exhausted, how to deal with breech positions, acupuncture acupressure points for overdue and during labour,  suggestions for challenging situations, tips on how to observe and listen carefully to a labouring woman to be able to match up your skills with what she needs at the right moment. How to help women use their own facilities at home during pre-labour and early labour prior to coming into the hospital, the use of hospital facilities and being aware of how hospitals vary in what they offer. Waterbirth, benefits, setting up, what to expect. Stages of labour. Enhancing partner’s role. Being part of the team if other friends and family are present. Maintaining harmony and calmness during challenges. Physiology, anatomy, hormones. Enhancing partner’s role, boosting his/her confidence, ensuring he/she is taking care of themselves with sufficient food, breaks if required. Bonding and the first breastfeed. Follow up appointments debriefing the birth experience afterwards. Video footage of births. Photographs. Powerpoint. Small group discussions. Delicious lunches. Laughs. Fun.

10 Wednesdays focused joyously on the miracle of birth. Doesn’t get any better than that does it?

Julie makes it all very easy pleasurable learning. Blissful, easy, inspiring and fun.

You will be astounded by how much you gain personally from attending this course with Julie.

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Find  Julie  on  You  tube:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkg_7798dlk

also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuGwRr7MTEY

Special NOTE:

Yes you can even bring your own breastfed babe in arms to the training if desired.

Older big kids can’t be catered for unless you

have your own Nanny or babysitter but non mobile little breastfed babes are fine.

If grandparents are unable to care for your young ones then there is plenty of Family Day Care

and Childcare spaces locally to Julie’s home venue – just Google Family Day Care Sylvania

GREAT NEWS FOR TRAINEE DOULA’S…HAYLEY’S DAYCARE LOCATED AT SYLVANIA IS NOW OPEN EXTENDED HOURS FROM 7.30AM – 5.00PM  (MON – WEDS).
HAYLEY’S DAYCARE (REGISTERED WITH SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL) PROVIDES A STIMULATING AND
CARING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND WE HAVE JUST EXTENDED OUR HOURS TO PROVIDE CONVENIENCE FOR WORKING PARENTS.
CONTACT COUNCIL ON 9710 0466 OR CONTACT ME ON CALL   NAGWAN ESKANDER  0410431203. HURRY FEW SPOTS AVAILABLE

Approaches for Ob-gyns and Maternity Care Providers to Limit

Intervention During Labor and Birth in Low-Risk Pregnancies

January 25, 2017

Washington, DC –For low-risk pregnancies, obstetrician-gynecologists and other maternity care providers should consider labor and delivery approaches that facilitate limited medical intervention, according to new guidance released today by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

The Committee Opinion, endorsed by both the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, includes several recommendations to help ob-gyns, midwives, nurses, and patients work together to meet each woman’s goals for labor and birth.

“Practitioners always put the best interests of moms and babies at the forefront of all their medical decision-making, but in many cases those interests will be served with only limited intervention or use of technology,” said Committee Opinion author, Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D., chief of the Obstetrics & Gynecology department at Massachusetts General Hospital. “These new recommendations offer providers an opportunity to reexamine the necessity of obstetric practices that may have uncertain benefit among low-risk women. When appropriate, providers are encouraged to consider using low-intervention approaches that have been associated with healthy outcomes and may increase a woman’s satisfaction with her birth experience.”

What constitutes “low-risk” will vary depending on a laboring woman’s condition and medical circumstances but generally involves a clinical scenario in which a woman presents at term in spontaneous labor and has had an uncomplicated course of prenatal care. For such women in the early stages of labor with reassuring maternal and fetal status, patients and providers may consider delayed hospital admission until approximately five to six centimeters dilated. Also, for women who are progressing normally and do not require internal fetal monitoring, it may not be necessary to rupture the amniotic sac. In the case where a woman at term experiences premature rupture of membranes, patients and providers may consider planning a short period of expectant management before undertaking labor induction if there are no maternal or fetal reasons to expedite delivery.

 

The recommendations also suggest that women benefit from continuous emotional support and the use of non-pharmacologic methods to manage pain. Support offered by trained labor coaches such as doulas has been associated with improved birth outcomes, including shortened labor and fewer operative deliveries. In addition to considering use of medications or epidural anesthesia to manage pain in labor, practitioners are encouraged to offer women coping techniques, such as massage, water immersion in the first stage of labor, or relaxation techniques. Recognizing that the complete absence and elimination of pain is not what all women value, use of a coping scale rather than pain scale is recommended to evaluate the multifactorial experience of labor.

“Techniques such as an epidural can relieve pain but may not ease anxiety or suffering,” said Tekoa L. King, CNM, MPH, ACNM liaison committee member and lead author. “Providing emotional support and coping mechanisms have proven positive outcomes, therefore, it’s recommended that providers consider instituting policies that allow for the integration of support personnel in the labor experience. This strategy may be beneficial for patients and cost effective for hospitals due to an association with lower cesarean rates. It is important that midwives, ob-gyns and other care providers collaborate to support women both emotionally and physically over the course of labor.”

 

Other recommendations for low-risk pregnancies include the option of intermittent instead of continuous use of fetal heart rate monitoring when appropriate; frequent labor position changes for increased comfort and optimal positioning of the baby; and encouraging women to use their own preferred pushing technique.

The Committee Opinion, “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth,” #687, will be available in the February 2017 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion organization. www.acog.org

 


 

Here is your amazing opportunity to attend Doula Training School in Sydney with Julie Clarke

 

 

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Limited places available for this awesome training.

Important:  Prerequisites are to be a kind, caring compassionate person who

simply wants to help other women in their journey to motherhood,

it is not necessary to be a nurse or a midwife or any other qualification to train as a doula.

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This will be unique training that has never been available for Doulas in Australia before.

Doula training will provide you with all the birth support skills to help

your family, friends and clients to have an awesome birth experience.

Trainee Doula’s will be able to instill confidence and empower women to birth in the way they

dream of naturally by providing comfort measures, reassurance, encouragement

and practical support during the process to enable a very positive experience.

The new mother will be grateful and delighted to have had a Doula help her.

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FAQ’s about the unique special Doula training:

Where: the tranquil venue at Julie’s lovely home at Sylvania, Sydney 20 mins south of the airport

How: group learning, discussion, self-reflection, take home activities, self-study, reading, assessments, attending births.

Why: because Australian women really do need a lot more Doula’s available

Who: all women of any age over 18, whether they are a mother or not, who are naturally very compassionate,

and who truly want to make a very positive difference to women’s experiences throughout their

Transition into Parenthood. Excitement, dedication, curiosity, fascination, motivation, and inspiration are all that is required to get started.

There will be weekly assessments yes but no exams. There are no previous academic achievements required.

What: a thorough grounding in all pregnancy, labour, birth, newborns and breastfeeding support measures both physically and emotionally.

Yes you can even bring your own breastfed babe in arms to the training if desired.

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Excited? Yes!

Make the decision to do the Doula Course? Yes!

To Book in for the Doula Course simply ring Julie 0401265530 

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All about Doula’s

 

 

Doulas (also called Childbirth Assistants, Labour Support Professionals, Birth Assistants, or Birth Companions) provide emotional and

physical support during pregnancy, labour, birth and immediate postpartum.

A Doula does not replace a partner. Instead she also helps support

the partner in ways that help enhance the bond between the couple.

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Why do I need a doula?

Even if you have a wonderful, caring partner, best friend, midwife/doctor, you will still gain benefits by having your very own Doula.

They will:

  • Provide prenatal visits in your home
  • Bring a birth ball and other tools to make your labour easier
  • Provide massage appropriate to whatever stage of labour
  • Provide relaxation and focusing techniques
  • Suggest positions to help labour progress
  • Suggest positions to ease back labour, aid relaxation, help with pushing, etc Offer you cold/hot packs
  • Bring you drinks, snacks, ice chips
  • Stay by your side so that your partner can take a break when needed
  • Instinctively know when you would like someone to mop your brow with a cool cloth
  • Know when your request for drugs is a way of asking for more physical/emotional support
  • Stay by your head providing encouragement while you are in transition and when the baby is being born
  • Take notes during labour and provide you with a written record of the birth
  • Look after any photography requirements you have –  of you, your partner, your baby, and other members of the birth team before, during and after birth
  • Visit you at home afterwards to review the birth and see your beautiful new baby
  • Help you with breastfeeding

What do doula services include?

  • Get to Know You/Pre-natal visits (usually two) in your home or other comfortable space. On call guarantee 24/7 until baby is born (or similar variation) , with a back-up doula if needed
  • Telephone support during early labour, before you need physical support.  Continuous presence once labour is established, until one or two hours postpartum
  • Labour and birth positioning suggestions for comfort and labour progress.  Massage and other alternative pain relief measures.
  • Information on all aspects of labour for you and your partner.  Support of whatever choices you make during labour.  Photographs or videotape of birth, if desired.  Help with initiation of breastfeeding.  One or more postpartum visits, at your convenience.
  • Additional Services may include:
  • Telephone support throughout pregnancy and immediate postpartum
  • Assistance with preparation of a Birth Plan that works
  • Accompany mother to meet with midwife
  • Personalized relaxation tapes for birth
  • Pregnancy photography
  • Belly cast
  • A written record of the birth (“Birth Story”)
  • Intensive postpartum breastfeeding support
  • Postpartum Doula support, including overnights if desired

activebirthdeliverysuite5How do I find a doula?

Whether you just got pregnant, it’s never too early or too late to hire a doula

Ask your friends and acquaintances – you’d be surprised how many people have now heard of or used a doula, they are becoming popular and mainstream.

Ask your Childbirth and Parenting Educator

Don’t be shy about interviewing as many doulas as you want. You want someone you are comfortable with, and who you feel will work well with you and your partner.

You won’t necessarily “click:” with the first one you meet.

Don’t worry, nobody will take it personally!

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Historically, doulas were women from the neighbourhood who attended births and helped out a friend in need. In the last century when birth became more medicalised, the labouring woman was expected to be alone. Partners have been invited into the labouring rooms only for the past several decades. For centuries, birth was an event where families, and experienced women, supported the natural birthing process. Invest in having a birth where you feel comforted, cared for, safe, informed and supported.