Attention Sacramento Doulas — Rosewood Advanced Doula Trainings are coming to the midwifery practice The Root on August 4th, 2019.
I’ll be teaching a full day of workshops for doulas to help them expand their professional tools. You are welcome to attend one or both and we’re working on having them both count toward CEUs for DONA and other trained doulas.
First up is my Contract Writing for Doulas workshop. This is a 4 hour long class designed to help you dive into editing or drafting your professional contracts. We’ll go over the bare bones necessary for any contracts, issues of liability, cancellations vs terminations, fees, illness clauses, HIPAA regulations with your professional forms, and more. Though this class is designed around doula work, it can be enormously helpful for any birth worker including midwives, birth photographers, lactation specialists, childbirth educators, and nannies. I’m very excited to announce that this Sacramento workshop will be the first class to use my Contract Writing for Doulas Booklet as the guide for the class!
In the afternoon, I’ll be offering my Infant Sleep Basics for Doulas class, normally taught through the incredible Cornerstone Doula Trainings. Infant sleep and sleep training are hot button issues for many parents and birth professionals. Though often training programs and organizations steer clear of addressing this topic head on for some good reasons, it is a HUGE gap in education for birth workers who are going to be facing questions of biology, safety, anxiety, and professional liability in their practices around newborn sleep. As a former infant care specialist in daycares, nanny, postpartum doula, and (sometimes) student midwife, I’ve seen trends come and go in the 15 years I’ve worked with children, but never as much confusion, judgement, and pressure around sleep as I do currently. Thus this course was born. IT’S NOT A SLEEP TRAINING PROGRAM FOR DOULAS, nor is it a guide for becoming a sleep coach or the like. It is an overview of the current research on infant physiology tied to typical infant eating and sleeping patterns and how we can educate ourselves to better serve our clients as they make these important parenting decisions for themselves. I’m also offering the condensed version of this class for parents at The Root August 2nd from 11-1pm. Doulas are welcome to sit in on that course, though I highly recommend they consider the full workshop geared at care providers on the 4th.
To register for any class, follow the buttons below. If you have questions or concerns about the class, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Special thanks to Francesca Stanard for hosting these workshops and Kellie Edson of The Root Sacramento for the space. I look forward to bringing these courses to the wonderful doulas of Sacramento soon!