Adding to Your Labor Support Toolbox
A 4-hour CE training workshop that includes positioning, comfort measures, basic use of the peanut ball, and optimizing the nurse’s relationships with fathers and other labor partners. In this fun and interactive workshop, nurses learn the most effective and helpful emotional and physical support strategies for laboring people. Examining the process of labor through a neurohormonal lens, nurses learn how to support the flow of oxytocin, lessen stress hormones, and improve outcomes. This workshop is presented at your facility by Amy Gilliland.
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DTD Birth Doula Training
The DTD Birth Doula Training involves the same information for people seeking to become doulas, however the material is adapted for the health care providers’ role. More time is spent on concepts and strategies relevant to careproviders. Because of the nurse’s familiarity with laboring people, materials are used that deepen their understanding and increase confidence in working with a variety of patients. In addition, their role as teachers of support techniques to patients and family members is also emphasized. Dr. Gilliland is licensed by the California Board of Nursing as a continuing education provider, #16959, and the training offers 28 CE’s.
When registering as an individual, the DTD Birth Doula Training is combined with the DTD Childbirth Course. The advantage of attending the DTD Childbirth Course for nurses is that it covers the sexuality of birth, sexual as well as reproductive anatomy, skills for discussing circumcision and the intact penis, as well as videos of fourteen births. Many experienced nurses felt that the course was fun, their time was well spent, and they learned how to talk about several complex topics easily with patients.
Some birthing centers hire Dr. Gilliland to facilitate the three day DTD Birth Doula Training for their staff. When the majority of a birthing center’s staff has attended, you can market and advertise your nurses and physicians as “doula trained”. Attendees are eligible for DTD Birth Doula Certification. Please contact us for more information about this option.