Module 1 Introduction to the Doula Program
Unit 1 Welcome!
Unit 2 What is a Doula?
Unit 3 How Doulas Operate
Unit 4 Basic Doula Practice
Unit 5 Coaching the Birth Team
Unit 6 Doula Certification and Licenses
Unit 7 Research assignment #1 Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
Unit 8 Assignment Survey
Module 2 The basics of supporting As a Madriella Doula
Unit 1 The Five Facets of Support - Introduction
Unit 2 Facet 1
Unit 3 The Four Steps of Active Listening
Unit 4 Facet 2
Unit 5 Facet 3
Unit 6 Facet 4
Unit 7 Facet 5
Unit 8 Cites and Quiz
Unit 9 The Four Types of Births
Unit 10 Terminology Assignment
Module 3 Birth prep and exercises at home
Unit 1 The Benefits of Preparedness
Unit 2 Positions for the birth
Unit 3 Positioning in the First Stage of Labor
Unit 4 Positioning in the Second Stage of Labor
Unit 5 Rehearsing Birth poses
Unit 6 Dealing with Aches and Pains
Unit 7 Pain Relieving Excercises
Unit 8 Relaxation exercises
Unit 9 Identifying the Pelvic Floor muscles
Unit 10 Teaching how to, the technique and coaching
Unit 11 Summary, Cites and Quiz
Unit 12 Practical Assignment #1 Exercises at home
Unit 13 Research assignment #2 The Birth Partner
Module 4 Birth Preferences
Unit 1 Assignment Survey
Unit 2 Research Assignment - Hospital Tour
Unit 3 The Doulas Role in writing the Birth Plan
Unit 4 Possible Options for Birth Plans
Unit 5 The Birth Plan / Birth Preferences Document
Module 5 The Physiology of Birth
Unit 1 Why Doulas must study the Physiology of Birth
Unit 2 The Bony Pelvis
Unit 3 The Soft Pelvis
Unit 4 The Bishop Score
Unit 5 Body Changes before labor
Unit 6 Research assignment #3 The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Unit 7 Assignment Survey
Module 6 Relaxation Techniques
Unit 1 Research assignment #4 Elective Choice
Unit 2 Assignment Survey
Unit 3 The importance of relaxation
Unit 4 Relaxation techniques before labor
Unit 5 A Doula Guided Progressive Relaxation Exercise
Unit 6 Other forms of relaxation
Unit 7 Summary & Unit Quiz
Module 7 Hospital Procedures and Protocols
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 The commonality of uncommonality & Complications
Unit 3 Admission procedures
Unit 4 The various presentations
Unit 5 Preparation for delivery
Unit 6 Amniotomy
Unit 7 Delivery Procedures
Unit 8 Third Stage of Labor
Unit 9 More Third Stage considerations
Unit 10 The Cesarean Section Birth and the Doula
Unit 11 Summary, Cites and Module Quiz
Module 8 The Doula in the Birthing Space
Unit 1 Different women, different births
Unit 2 Physiological reasons for pain during birth
Unit 3 The Doula in the Hospital
Unit 4 Prodromal Labor
Unit 5 Active Labor - (Latent Phase) Stage 1
Unit 6 Active Labor (Transition Phase) Stage 1
Unit 7 Birth (Latent Phase) Stage 2
Unit 8 The Doula’s role during Birth (Latent Phase) Stage 2
Unit 9 Crowning and Birth (Active Phase) Stage 2
Unit 10 Delivery of the Placenta (Afterbirth) Stage 3
Unit 11 Summary and Quiz
Module 9 The Doula after the birth
Unit 1 The need for Postpartum Support
Unit 2 Lochia
Unit 3 Vaginal trauma
Unit 4 Perenium Soreness
Unit 5 The breasts after birth
Unit 6 Breastfeeding support
Unit 7 Research assignment - Elective Choice
Unit 8 Assignment Survey
Module 10 Madriella Birth Doula Certification Examination
Unit 1 Birth Doula Certification Exam