Become a Birth or Postpartum Doula

. June 30, 2014.

Patty Brennan has been a doula for over 30 years and now she’s sharing her experience with mothers and non-mothers ready to learn about the birthing process, birthing support, and empowerment of new mothers in an in-depth doula training workshop at the Center for the Childbearing Year. Participants will learn the doula’s role prenatally, during labor, and in the postpartum period, along with an introduction to breastfeeding, comfort measures and natural pain management techniques. Gain knowledge on positioning and movement to support physiologic labor and birth, strategies for normal and challenging births, massage techniques and acupressure points for labor, essential communication, mediation skills and more.

Friday, July 25- Sunday, July 27. Friday & Saturday 8:30am-6pm; Sunday 8:30am-5pm. $510; $460.
Early registration by Monday, July 7. Center for the Childbearing Year,
722 Brooks St. 734-663-1523.