CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula: CPD
Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Lactation Educators. CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment. Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles. Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios. CAPPA instructors have in-depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA Certification programs. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.
The CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training
Ready to become proficient when offering professional postpartum support? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Postpartum Doula with CAPPA. This eighteen hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CPD program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to provide a foundational skill base, knowledge, and perspectives on professional postpartum support for perinatal professionals, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified postpartum doulas with CAPPA.
Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request.
The CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training Class includes the CAPPA Postpartum Doula Manual, and covers the following topics:
· CAPPA certification and policies
· Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
· Listening and Communication Skills
· The Postpartum Doula as Educator
· Emotional and Physical Support of the Postpartum Mom
· Postpartum Mood Disorders
· Baby care techniques
· Calming and soothing techniques
· SIDS and Safe Sleep
· Infant Feeding-Choices and Support
· The New Baby and the Family
· Home Organization
· Skills for Special Circumstances
· Grief/Loss Support
· Business development, marketing, and networking to create a successful career
· And much more!
Faculty: Gwynne Knap has been practicing as a postpartum doula in the Atlanta area for over 10 years. She has a passion for working with new mothers and their babies at home. She pays attention to each family she serves, to determine their needs for practical and emotional support after the baby is born. She has worked primarily with families during daytime hours, but also offers overnight doula care. Gwynne spends her time during her home visits helping empower the new parents, by helping them understand their baby’s cues so they can respond with confidence. She provides demonstration of expert soothing skills, how to bathe a newborn and provide infant massage. She also takes care of basic household tasks to free up the mom to rest, recover and focus on bonding with her baby and feeding her newborn. Gwynne has had the recent privilege to support a family for the third time in the last 5 years as they welcomed baby # 3 this past spring. Gwynne has been called a “baby whisperer” and “fairy godmother” by past postpartum doula clients.
Tuition: $420 if paid in full by Oct 15, 2019. After 10/15/19 fee is $450
Registration Link: www.birthisjustthebeginning.com
Details of Refund Policy: Training fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to a future CAPPA Training taught by Gwynne Knap within 12 months of originally booked training date.