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Postpartum Doula Training – Edmonton Alberta Canada (Sonya Duffee)



June 7 @ 8:30 am MDT - 6:00 pm MDT
June 8 @ 8:30 am MDT - 6:00 pm MDT



Sonya Duffee CLD, CLDT



Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Edmonton, AB Canada
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Training Dates and Times:
June 6 and 7, 2024 8:30 AM 6: 30 PM


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: Since 1998, Sonya has accompanied women and families in labour to ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. She received various training through Elmont Professional Birth Services, where she attended DONA Certified Doula Training, Advanced Doula Training, Birthwise Midwifery and Labour Support Skills workshops, as well as Mother Wellness Massage for childbirth. She was also a volunteer birth companion at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.

Sonya is the owner of Full Circle Birth Collective and Full Circle Postpartum Doula Care, one of Edmonton’s first doula agency for postpartum care. She is faculty for the CAPPA Labour Doula and Postpartum Doula program and has trained close to 500 doulas within Canada. .

Sonya studied midwifery through Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, Texas, she was supervised through a variety of midwifery apprenticeships, attended the Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA) as well as the International Midwifery Pre-Registration program at Ryerson University in Toronto. Sonya completed and passed many oral clinical exams along with the Midwifery Registration National Exam. Prior to the regulation of midwifery services in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sonya was the home birth primary care provider for over five years, servicing those who desired a family-centered birth experience.

Her past work experience working in the Simulation Learning centre at SIAST, in Regina, Saskatchewan, where they trained EMT and nursing students on emergency medical skills in a simulated scenerio and being appointed by the Saskatchewan Health minister to sit on the transitional council which later became the Saskatchewan College of Midwives, helped to develop a further understanding in procedures and protocols, along with her wisdom of the medical realm of birth with a wholistic viewpoint, provides the ability to balance the two approaches to provide a full range of options and choices that parents feel is best for them.

Sonya is also a certified CAPPA Childbirth Educator and conducts her prenatal visits with clients as a completed childbirth education, providing classes on all things new parents want to know. Each session will uncover finding your birth values, what is important to you, coping techniques and strategies, mindset for labour and birthing and what to expect in the postpartum for you and your baby. All of our sessions are done in private, so you can feel free to ask questions and discuss details on how things have been unfolding for you, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Sonya draws upon her knowledge and experience to provide exceptional emotional support and physical comfort, while communicating with your birth team to ensure you have all the information you need, to make an informed choice throughout your labour. She provides reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, offers suggestions for labour progress, aids with relaxation techniques, including massage and positioning, among other comfort measures.

Over the years of practice, Sonya has specialized in surrogacy and intended families, same sex/queer families, VBAC and high risk clients. She has vast experience working in home birth settings, hospitals and our birthing center here in Edmonton. She has attended many workshops and trainings related to birth work over the years, including Spinning Babies, Trauma Informed care, 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive care and Diversity training.

As a mother of two adult children and grandmother to three sweet little ones, Sonya draws upon her life experience and knowledge base to support and guide families through the maze of information and resources as they navigate the best experience for every family, however they define it.


Register Here: https://fullcirclebirthcollective.as.me/June2024

Cost: The fee for this training is $572.25 ( $545.00 plus $27.25 GST) which is paid to your instructor. This covers your instruction time, manual and other handouts given at the training session AND a one year membership to CAPPA. To learn what is included in your CAPPA membership
If you are registering for this training less than 10 days prior to the training date, the training fee for this training is $603.75.

Details of Refund Policy: This training is non-refundable, however you will be given the option to transfer your payment to the next session offered. If you must cancel your registration prior to the training seminar, you may apply your payment to another training workshop offered by the same CAPPA faculty member within a 12 month period. Please note, cancelling your registration will only be permitted transferring one time. If you do not attend another session within the 12 month grace period, all fees will be forfeited. No-shows are not eligible for this registration transfer. Unless you have received confirmation from your CAPPA Doula Trainer that the session is confirmed, we do not recommend you make any non-refundable travel arrangements.

Note: Each student must be in attendance during the entirety of the training provided in order to receive a certificate of attendance for this Training Class.

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