Training and Education

I originally completed my doula training through DONA International in February 2015.  In the fall of 2018, I added a second training from ProDoula and am currently working towards certification with them.  Certification requires continued education, completing a reading list and client evaluations.

Even without the certification requirements, I have a philosophy of continual improvement. I do not aim for perfection but rather strive to continue to learn, grow and better myself as a person in this world and as a professional. With that in mind, I have invested in my training and education in the following ways

Training:

  • Postpartum Doula Training, DONA International, February 2015
  • Member of Doulas Association of Southern California, since February 2015
  • Couples to Parents Relationship Workshop, April 2015
  • Lactation Educator and Counselor Program, University of California San Diego, Summer 2015
  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR certification, CODE 3 (American Heart Association), September 2015
  • Introduction to Nutritional Science, University of California San Diego, Fall 2015
  • Beyond the Swaddle: Advanced Postpartum Doula Training, Two Doulas Birth, January 2016
  • Breastfeeding Support As Doulas, Kate Zachary IBCLC, March 2016
  • Babywearing 101, Laura Brown Babywearing LA, May 2016
  • Infant Sleep Educator training, Bebo Mia Summer 2016
  • Rebozo and the Poetry of Birth, Bini Birth, Naoli Vinaver, September 2016
  • Maternal Mental Health (Prenatal, Pregnancy, Postpartum), Two Doulas Birth, Sonia Nikore MA, LMFT, Septemeber 2016
  • Acupressure Comfort Measures for Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Nick Olow M.S. L.Ac., October 2016
  • Infant and Postpartum Doula training, ProDoula, September 2018
  •  Infant Feeding Specialist, ProDoula, January 2019

Books: (Some of the links are affiliate links which means I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases)