Knowing how to effectively execute the doula’s advocacy role can be one of the most satisfying aspects of the doula’s career and one of the most important for increasing positive long-term birth memories for the clients she serves. The key elements of mastering the doula’s advocacy role are: A firm understanding of what is within and out of scope for a DONA doula, practicing daily diplomatic communication skills, developing empathy, understanding one’s own trauma exposure response and effectively increasing one’s trauma exposure resilience.

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Founded nearly 25 years ago, DONA International is the largest and longest-standing doula organization in the world offering leading edge, evidence-based education and certification programs to support the professional development of birth and postpartum doulas. DONA International promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care. DONA was founded by five of the foremost experts in childbirth who recognized the research-based benefits of emotional support for mothers and their partners during and shortly after labor and delivery, and endeavored to share those benefits with the world. We support doulas by providing quality training and meaningful certification. DONA International certification sets the bar for doula education and professional development and it indicates to families that a doula has achieved a high level of training and professionalism. To that end, DONA International is committed to providing high-quality, relevant continuing education opportunities both in person, through our approved continuing education courses taught by our world-class trainers, and through webinars such as this one. Enjoy! It’s a great time to be a DONA International doula!

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Mastering the Doula’s Advocacy Role


Kim  James

 

Mastering the Doula’s Advocacy RoleKnowing how to effectively execute the doula’s advocacy role can be one of the most satisfying aspects of the doula’s career and one of the most important for increasing positive long-term birth memories for the clients she serves. The key elements of mastering the doula’s advocacy role are: A firm understanding of what is within and out of scope for a DONA doula, practicing daily diplomatic communication skills, developing empathy, understanding one’s own trauma exposure response and effectively increasing one’s trauma exposure resilience.