BirthKuwait, in partnership with Royale Hayat Hospital, is pleased to announce the first ever DONA Doula training in Kuwait, April 26-28th, 2012.
What is a Doula?
A Doula is a person who provides non-medical care for mothers during and immediately after birth. A Doula:
- Recognizes birth as a significant life experience.
- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotiona needs of a laboring woman.
- Provides continuous support, practrical comfort measures, and an objective viewpoint to aid in decision-making.
- Complements the care provided by the woman’s partner and birth attendants.
- Protects and nurtures the memory of the birth experience
The intensive three-day workshop will help the participant:
- Recognize the significance of chidbirth in the life of a woman.
- Demonstrate at least three prental and postpartum support skills.
- Devise a plan to offer optimal support in a variety of labor situations.
- Appraise personal values and their relationship to labor support.
- Assess standards of practice and plan methods of business management.
Please email your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you want to print up your form, you can drop off your form with the registration fee to Sarah Paksima (Amwaj Towers, Gulf Road, Salmiya (5536-8636). The course fee is 150 KWD, and includes course training materials and meals. Registration deadline is April 1st, 2012.
This course is designed for those who have had some experience in the field of childbirth (practical (doesn’t have to be your own) or academic). The course is ideal for mothers, sisters, nurses, nutritionists, or other health professionals. Our vision is for every family in Kuwait to have a doula! If you have NO childbirth experience, please email Kristi (firstname.lastname@example.org) so she can help you design a prerequistie program.
*Nursing babies are welcome if they are quiet or if you have someone who can take them out of the room if need be.
*Please complete as many of the books from DONA’s required reading list as possible before the training. The list can be found at Birth Doula Required Reading List. It is not required, but recommended, that the reading be done prior to the program. If you need access tothese books before the treaining, please contact me (email@example.com) to check them out from my library.
For more information check out their website Birth Kuwait.