Being a doula is a very specialised role and here at Birth Right Training Academy I have high expectations of our trainees. It is not about academic qualifications but more about who you are as a person. We offer pregnant women and their partners a unique specialised service, and I want our graduate doulas to proudly advertise they are a graduate of Birth Right. Women respect our reputation and so attracting the ‘right’ trainee is essential.
THE POWER OF BEING GOOD AT LISTENING
I want trainees who are skilled at listening. This can be surprisingly difficult for many people. When you are empowered with wonderful knowledge, it is a natural instinct to let everyone know. We have all met these people. The ones who are quick to tell you what you should do and what you must do and what you should NOT do!
At Birth Right training you will learn how to share your knowledge – appropriately And how to use the power of suggestion
I want trainees who are respectful. Pregnant women come with their own information from a variety of sources – some good, some confusing, and some incorrect.
At Birth Right training you will learn how to respect the knowledge a woman presents with and how to artfully guide her thinking to make sure she has the best outcomes for her and her baby.
I want trainees who understand the meaning of CHOICE. There is nothing more rewarding in this work than to open a woman’s eyes to the many options available for her and her baby. Knowing what questions to ask, and what answers she should be getting.
At Birth Right training you will learn how to empower a woman to find her voice on behalf of her baby, and how to accept HER choices.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT NOT EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED
I want trainees who can provide strong emotional support for pregnant women, without emotional involvement.
At Birth Right training you will learn how to separate – emotionally. This is essential for the doula to provide professional support.
I want trainees who believe in the importance of advocacy for women and their unborn baby.
At Birth Right training you will learn the art of skilful and respectful advocacy.
The hospital system, and the people who work in the system, can be incredibly intimidating. It is especially confronting for pregnant women because they are NOT sick! And therefore do not need to be ‘cured’.
We want all babies to enter the world in a gentle, nurturing environment. This is naturally a challenge in a hospital environment. Becoming a doula, the right doula, definitely changes outcomes for women and their babies.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DOULA?
More info. here: https://birthright.com.au/training/birth-post-natal-doula-training/
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