Doula Training in Kansas


Having a certification is not required to work in the Kansas. Many doulas do end up getting certified in order advance their careers, but it is strictly voluntary.  Additionally, there is also no requirement for a high school or bachelor's degree.

The following is a list of educational classes or resources available in the Kansas area which can be used for your doula training.  If the classes are a required part of a certification curriculum, it will be noted in the details. 


Doula Training in Olathe, KS


Organization Name:  Birthing Beyond
Website: http://www.birthingbeyond.com/
Instructor:  Vanessa Flood
Email:  BIRTHINGBEYOND@YAHOO.COM
Phone:  913-485-0298



Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 2 day Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)
  • half day Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas class (required for DONA certification)
  • half day Breastfeeding for Doulas class
Classes are offered from:
  • February 24 -26, 2017
  • March 24 -26, 2017
  • June 2 - 4, 2017
  • September 15 - 17, 2017, 2017

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
  • Learn the significance of birth for the mother and the significance of a doula assistance during her pregnancy and labor
  • Discuss how to provide emotional support during labor and birth
  • Identify how to deal with a challenging labor
  • Understand support the mother during an epidural, cesarean, or VBAC
  • Learn how to provide postpartum support such as breastfeeding advice
  • Discuss how to build your client base after finishing the training
  • Discuss the ethics, standards, and requirements for certification

Prerequisites
  • Read Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Simkin, Whalley, and Keppler

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop - $375, non-refundable deposit of $100
Introduction to Childbirth for doulas class - $100
Breastfeeding class - $55
Introduction to Childbirth for doulas class and Breastfeeding class - $125
All 3 courses (Birth doula workshop, Intro to Childbirth, Breastfeeding class) - $475


Registration Details

Registration and pay online here.




Organization Name:  Academy of Certified Birth Educators
Website: https://acbe.com/
Instructor:  Sally Riley
Email:  office@acbe.com
Phone:  913-782-5116


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The training will consist of a 3 day Birth doula training workshop and a Childbirth for Doulas class.  Both are required towards DONA certification and will be offered on June 22-24, 2017.

There is also an optional Breastfeeding for Doulas class offered on June 21, 2017 which will satisfy the DONA requirement for a breastfeeding course.


Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
  • Learn how to support the expectant mother
  • Discuss what a birth plan is and how to develop one to meet the needs of the mother
  • Identify the differences between normal and unexpected outcomes
  • Understand how to empower mothers to make their choices during labor and birth
  • Discuss how to continue to support your client during the postpartum period
  • Understand that the family of the newborn also needs your support
  • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification

Prerequisites
  • Read training books from the reading list
    • The Birth Partner by Simkin
    • The Doula Book by Klaus, Klaus & Kennell
  • Complete the course evaluation

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop - $450
A non-refundable $100 deposit is required during your registration
A $25 discount is available if the fees are paid at least 21 days before the class
The Breastfeeding class is $40


Registration Details

Download registration forms at https://acbe.com/doula-training/

Fill out the form and mail to:
Academy of Certified Birth Educators
815 S. Clairborne, Suite 125
Olathe, KS 66062