Thanks to our partnership with the Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute all of our Doulas gain free access to the Massage With the Laboring Woman online continuing education course which is worth 6 CEUs for massage therapists. The Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for offering continuing education for massage therapists.

This course is reserved for Professional members only.

Course Prerequisite: Madriella Birth and Postpartum Doula Certification Courses, Professional Development Course.

Course Requirements:
Textbook for course (see reading list)
A working Internet connection
A computer or mobile device capable of:
a) Accessing the Internet
b) Uploading a written assignment/digital photo
c) Posting/reading messages in the forum

Module 1 Review of prenatal massage fundamentals
Unit 1 Introduction to prenatal massage
Unit 2 The efficacy of massage therapy for prenatal health
Unit 3 Pregnancy basic medical terms and vocabulary
Unit 4 Application and modification of massage for pregnancy
Module 2 Helping the mother relax and prepare for labor
Unit 1 Helping the mother relax and prepare for labor
Module 3 The physiology of pregnancy
Unit 1 Physiological changes due to pregnancy
Module 4 Massaging in the hospital delivery room
Unit 1 What to expect at the hospital
Unit 2 Massaging in the hospital delivery room
Unit 3 Massage during the different stages of labor
Module 5 Postpartum massage issues
Unit 1 Understanding the postpartum period
Module 6 Summary of Massage for the laboring woman
Unit 1 Summary of massage for the laboring woman