Newborn Communication Skills


We’ve designed this course to help doulas and medical professionals explore, identify, and respond to infant communication so they can better support their parent clients and patients in connecting with their new infants. This course is ideal for:

  • Perinatal professionals
  • Clinic and hospital nurses
  • Home visitors
  • Birth and postpartum doulas
  • Midwives
  • Lactation professionals
  • Physicians
  • Childcare providers
  • Parenting educators

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This workshop is designed to increase the skill and accuracy of doulas, nurses, and other perinatal professionals in recognizing infant cues to an advanced level of 85% agreement.

Participants will:

  • Analyze infant communication video content focusing on a wide range of babies as both individuals and in small groups
  • Learn how to engage parent curiosity in what their child is naturally doing
  • Identify and analyze the nine measures of infant temperament and key temperament profiles. Exploring ways to co-create knowledge with parents about their child
  • Developing a working model of that child‘s temperament with their parent(s)
  • Discuss subjective and objective criteria for infant communication and cues
  • Participate in peer practice

Additional information

Newborn Communication Skills

(ONLINE) Saturday, August 24 between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm CST – with Dr. Amy Gilliland, (ONLINE) Saturday, November 23 between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm CST – with Dr. Amy Gilliland