This new curriculum combines an original research session, two applied interpersonal skills sessions, and a physical support skills workshop!
Schedule for the day, Saturday January 25:
8:15 - 8:30 Arrival and Registration
8:30-11:00 Advanced Positioning Strategies
11:00-11:15 Break and Registration
11:15 -12:45 The Doula Effect
12:45 - 1:45 Lunch Break and Social Time
1:45 - 3:45 Meeting The Real Needs of Fathers
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00 Relationship Violence and The Doula
Advanced Positioning Strategies, 2 ceu's
In this completely revised session, participants
learn in more depth about pelvic anatomy and
positioning with several different
applications. One, participants learn and practice
three different positioning techniques to alleviate some common
of late pregnancy and influence the eventual position
of the baby. Two, together we review and integrate new information
about positions during pregnancy and labor that enhance
descent - including prodromal labor (a long latent
phase). Three, I cover strategies to use during
labor to prevent and correct fetal malpositioning
occupit posterior presentations when mom has an
epidural). Four, I analyze the implications for the doula of recent studies regarding fetal movement during labor.
This session involves learning "hands on" skills one-on-one from the instructor so registration is limited to 14 people.
The Doula Effect: How and Why Doulas Help Mothers Have Shorter Labors, Less Pain, and More Satisfying Births, 2 ceu's
It is widely known that continuous doula care during birth shortens labor, with mothers experiencing less pain, having less interventions and greater birth satisfaction. What is unknown is why this “doula effect” exists and why it has not been imitated in research on midwives or nurses. In this informative, research based session, Gilliland presents her original thesis and dissertation research using the application of attachment theory to explain the “doula effect”. After hearing this presentation, Marshall Klaus, MD, one of DONA International’s founders, stated that it offered the best explanation for why doulas influence birth outcomes.
Let’s Stop Trying to Turn Men into Women -
Meeting the Real Needs of Pregnant and Laboring Fathers, 2 ceu's
In her new approach to understanding male behavior and needs during labor, Gilliland utilizes well respected cutting edge research to increase the effectiveness of the doula’s role. Participants can expect to comprehend male behavior more deeply by confronting their cultural assumptions, and bringing together their own experience with new knowledge. Innovative teaching methods assist learners to integrate new knowledge and apply it swiftly and with confidence in their individual practices.
Relationship Violence and The Doula, 1 hour,
(ceu applied for)
In this session, Gilliland utilizes her experience as a perinatal professional and women’s advocate to speak compassionately and supportively about the issue of relationship violence. Doulas may inadvertently find themselves supporting a mother experiencing emotional, financial, sexual or physical abuse. This session explores the realities of relationship violence; and appropriate responses that are within their doula role, help to alleviate ethical dilemmas and keep them safe.
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Location: Living Water Lutheran Church, 1585 South Oakwood Road, Oshkosh, WI 54904
Food/Meals: Are not provided with this program. Please bring your own to socialize during lunch and breaks.
CEUs: This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Units by DONA International (1 more unit is pending). Many birth organizations accept DONA ceu’s, please check with your own organization for details.
Tuition: "Planner's" rates (by January 11):
Cost for all four sessions is $125.00.
Cost for Advanced Positioning Strategies only is $45.00.
Cost for The Doula Effect, Father/Men, and Relationship Violence only sessions is $85.00.
"The Baby Arrived" rates (January 12-23):
Cost for all four sessions is $135.00.
Cost for Advanced Positioning Strategies only is $50.00.
Cost for The Doula Effect, Father/Men, and Relationship Violence only sessions is $95.00.
"No Labor Today" rates (Jan 24-25): If you use PayPal, bring me a copy of your receipt. Or you may pay in cash or money order. No checks are accepted.
Handouts are not guaranteed for walk in registrations
but someone will share and you'll receive copies later.
Cancellation Policy: In case you are unable to attend at the last minute, you have two options. One, you may substitute another qualified person in your place. One of you will need to notify me via email or phone with your name and their name. Two, you may choose to receive a refund for 80% of your paid registration. If there is a waiting list and someone else is able to take your place, you would receive a full refund. Refunds are made by check through U.S. mail.
Waiting List: Sessions can fill quickly. If you are on a waiting list and we are not able to accommodate you, you will receive a full refund.
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