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Doula Training

The first of its kind in Ireland, this doula course will provide all of the training and mentoring necessary for you to support pregnant people and their families and from conception, pregnancy labour birth and the early postpartum in the Irish maternity system.

It will cover the theory of anatomy and hormonal activity during pregnancy labour and birth along with hands-on training on how to support early labour at home and in hospital, how to support active labour, how to support birthing a baby both vaginally and via c birth. It will also look at support during an induction process and the support required in the immediate postpartum including a significant discussion of breastfeeding.

This course is unique in that it will focus entirely on what women and doulas face in the Irish maternity system and is entirely focused around our care models, both in hospital in midwifery-led units and at home. The course will look at how to support not just birthing people but also other families by making choices surrounding interventions and we will also assess why interventions may be necessary. With one-third of Ireland giving birth via C-birth, there will be a significant emphasis on C-birth and VBAC support.

Finally, this course will introduce a mentoring program and detail on how to get started and working as a doula in Ireland including listing on an elbowroom recommended doula directory.

For more info on The elbowroom, Doula training course Email our advisor Moya for further details or Download Our Brochure.

Course structure: Anatomy Maternity Services Interventions C-Section Antenatal Support Pain Coping Strategies Referrals Supporting the doula Breastfeeding support ... read more

Doula Training at The elbowroom consists of 6 days of training, each day starts at 9.30 am & finishes at 5.30 pm. October 17th & 18th 2020 November 14th& 15th, 2020 January... read more

Bridget Sheeran SRN, RM, MSc, LCH, MCH has a background in nursing and midwifery in hospitals and the community. Bridget has four adult sons, three of them born at home, and one waterbirth. She has... read more

Bookings are now being taken for our next course starting in October 2020. Contact Moya for more information  Full Course Price of €1,150 Early bird offer of €1,050 available until July... read more

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.