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Doula Preparation Course

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The Side by Side Doula Preparation Course is currently facilitated online, with 10 live sessions over a two-week period, or one evening a week for 11 weeks .

Please subscribe at the bottom of the page to register your interest in the next course or scroll down for the scheduled courses. Course fee: £550

Each course block has at least one place reserved free of charge for a person from an underrepresented or marginalised group

Course Overview
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Course Feedback

Course Feedback

The Side by Side course is excellent. It is extremely well structured, with content that is relevant and current. Leila does a fabulous job of leading the sessions and also finding just the right balance of teaching and listening, facilitating wonderful conversations about birth and doulaing. It is also with full credit to Leila that this course runs with a clear thread of inclusion, diversity and understanding, which makes a very special open and safe space. A huge thank you to Leila for this course and her wise support. I would highly recommend!

What We
Cover on the Doula Preparation Course

Foundation Skills

Cultural Competency

Supporting LGBTQ+ Families

The Importance Of Language

Being Present

Communication & Listening

What Doulas Do

Pregnancy & Birth Physiology

Oxytocin Raising Ideas

Potential Pregnancy Complications

Assisted Conception

Preparation For Induction

Caesarean Birth

Assisted Birth

Optimising Foetal Positioning

Placenta & 3rd Stage

Loss & Subsequent Pregnancies

Running a Doula Business

Reflecting On Our Practice


Doula/Life Balance

Marketing & Social Media

The Birth Community

Joining Doula UK

Growing Your Business

Further Learning

Informed Choice

Birth Plans

Statistics & Evidence Based Information

Place Of Birth Choices

Pain Relief Options

Decision Making Tools

Interacting With Healthcare Professionals

Respecting Client Choice

Working with Parents

Being Vs Doing

Supporting Partners

Comfort Measures

Postnatal Expectations

Infant Feeding

Common Newborn Challenges

Parenting The Parent

Save Your Spot

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

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