Nurturing Birth Head of Mentoring, Michelle Every, shares her thoughts as one of the doulas she is mentoring comes to the end of her Initial Mentoring … [Read more...] about A reflection on mentoring – Michelle Every
We shared our recent blog about the challenges of being a doula over on the Nurturing Birth Directory, but we reckon it merits a share here … [Read more...] about The challenges of being a doula – a video blog
What would you do if your baby didn't sleep? Is that a situation you find yourself in now? Is the sleep bank empty and you are looking to everyone … [Read more...] about Desperate sleep-deprived parents – a video blog
As doulas it is incredibly special when a client chooses to write a testimonial talking about their positive experience. In this testimonial comedian … [Read more...] about Comedian James Mullinger talks about the birth of his children with doula support – a guest blog
This week Sophie talks about preparing for a baby, not just the birth. What will it be like having a baby at home 24/7, how might it affect your … [Read more...] about Preparing for having a baby in your life and relationship – a video blog
This week we are grateful to Antonia Wise-Stewart, founder of Mumvoice (uniting mothers using the power of writing and blogs), for sharing her story … [Read more...] about Choosing not to have my partner in the birth room – a guest blog by Antonia Wise-Stewart
Sophie talks about the recent news articles about the benefits of singing for postnatal mothers and how group singing significantly reduces postnatal … [Read more...] about Singing and other ways to reduce Postnatal Depression – a video blog
2018 - 17 years since Doula UK was founded, nearly 10 years after the establishment of the largest American doula organisation, DONA, and doulas are … [Read more...] about Vaginal Gandalf – descriptions of doulas on TV and Film
Is 2018 the year you decide to become a doula? Do you finally have the time and energy to take a preparation course? In this video Sophie suggests … [Read more...] about Choosing a doula course – a video blog
Emma Hammett from First Aid For Life talks about preparing for car journeys and references important information about child and baby safety. … [Read more...] about Top tips to prepare for a safe car journey – a guest blog from First Aid for Life
We are thrilled that Nurturing Birth doula Natalie Meddings has published her book, How To Have a Baby! Here she shares some thoughts with us about … [Read more...] about How to have a baby – guest post by Natalie Meddings
Sophie Brigstocke talks about the relationship between midwives and doulas, the question most parents ask at a doula interview and how we can move … [Read more...] about Doulas and Midwives – a video blog
What will you get if you sign up for a Nurturing Birth Doula Course?
- 4 days with an experienced, working doula looking at the doula role, debriefing your own experiences and meeting other like-minded people
- Up to a year to complete your post-course module
- A comprehensive manual full of evidence-based research and information to support you in starting your doula journey
- One-to-one session with your Doula Facilitator after the course (via phone or Skype) to discuss your situation, expectations, fears and challenges going forward
- A free 12-month listing on the international Nurturing Birth Directory
- Reduced cost listing on the Nurturing Birth Directory after the 12 months
- Access to the Nurturing Birth Initial Doula Mentoring Programme
- Invitation to a secret Facebook group where you can get support from Nurturing Birth doulas across the globe
- A quarterly e-newsletter with up-to-date research, information, CPD options and support
- A warm, supportive, nurturing network
There is a comprehensive manual for each participant, which is given out during the course. In preparation for the four days every participant is expected to complete a pre-course module and submit that to her trainer at least one week prior to the course.
The home-study is designed to allow the participant to best prepare and reflect. Following the course there is a post-course module to be completed. Once that module is completed to the satisfaction of the trainer then a Nurturing Birth certificate will be issued.
After attending the course, and once you have got your certificate from Nurturing Birth, you can choose to become a member of Doula UK and/or start working right away.
All Nurturing Birth courses are approved by Doula UK
Interested in becoming a Doula?
Have a look at our upcoming courses to find a course happening near you.
Nurturing Birth offers a 4-day doula training course for anyone wishing to become a birth and/or postnatal doula.
The aim of the Nurturing Birth doula course is to introduce people to the doula role, looking at antenatal preparation, birth and postnatal support. Our courses are held in comfortable, homely environments providing safe spaces in which to explore our experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Sophie talks about the recent Mumsnet and Jo Cox commission research in to loneliness in motherhood. https://vimeo.com/242715668 Here are some ideas … [Read more...] about Loneliness in motherhood – a video blog
Sarah Ballard, a birth and postnatal doula in Cheltenham shares her experiences of setting up a postnatal group, first shown on her website. Having … [Read more...] about Setting up a postnatal group – Guest post by Sarah Ballard
Hannah Wallace, owner of Wear My Baby, one of the UK’s leading babywearing consultancies and online stores and mother of two from Tooting explains the … [Read more...] about Babywearing – Guest post from Wear My Baby