Postpartum Doula Training in Kansas

A postpartum doula certification is not a requirement in the state of Kansas.  It is voluntary whether to enroll in an organization that grants a certification.  It is also voluntary according to state law to have a high school diploma in order to practice.

The following is a listing of training which are available in Kansas that could be useful for your postpartum doula education.  Please look the details carefully to determine if the classes are a required part of a certification program if you decide to pursue a certification.  You must be at least 18 to apply.

Postpartum Doula Training in Wichita, KS

Organization Name:  Indianapolis Doulas
Instructor:  Colleen Downey
Email:  N/A
Phone:  317-762-5505

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day postpartum doula training workshop which will count as 20 credit hours.  This workshop satisfies the workshop requirement of a ProDoula certification as a postpartum and infant care doula (ICD). You do not have to be enrolled in the ProDoula program in order to attend the class.  The workshop is offered on May 1-2, 2017.

Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula workshop is $595  There is a ProDoula membership fee of $75 for the first year and $50 for subsequent years.

Registration Details

To register, pay online, and read additional workshop policies, click here.

Postpartum Doula Training in Overland Park, KS

Organization Name:  Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Phone:  208-367-3454

Class and Workshop Details and Requirements

The classes offered are Baby Basics 101 class (3 hours), Breastfeeding Successfully class (2.5 hours), and Infant CPR class (1.5 hours).  These classes are not required nor a part of a certification curriculum such those taught by Doulas of North America (DONA).

Course and Workshop Topics

These classes will teach you the following concepts about postpartum support:
  • Learn how common concerns for the infant the first few weeks at home, as taught by a Nurse Educator
  • Understand how to bath, feed, change diapers, swaddle a newborn, and calm a baby
  • Discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and mother as well as how to tell if the baby is getting enough to eat
  • Learn breastfeeding techniques from certified breastfeeding instructors
  • Engage in life support skills such as newborn CPR with hands-on practice using a manikin.  This class is developed by the American Heart Association and taught by an AHA certified instructor

Costs and Fees

Baby Basics 101 class - $30
Breastfeeding Successfully class - $20
Infant CPR for Parents class - $15

Registration Details

You can check class times or register for any of the classes by clicking here.