On the 9th Day of Doula School my Trainer Gave to Me…
Some super cool Doula Resources
During your doula training you SURELY went over a bunch of resources, but there is always SO much info throughout the training that you may have missed writing them all down. I thought I’d help you get a list started with some of my favourites here:
Association of Ontario Doulas
Cochrane Database (for current evidence on most topics)
Lamaze International (for becoming a Lamaze Educator but also TONS of great info/resources)
Spinning Babies (great info for preventing and dealing with difficult labours/pregnancies)
Evidence Based Birth (great evidence in plain language)
Penny Simkins YouTube channel (for everything Penny 😉
Improving Birth Coalition
Society of Obstetricians and Gynacologists of Canada
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynacologists
Ontario Association of Midwives
Canadian Association of Midwives
Sarah Buckley (hormone research and info)
There is SO much available on BestStart that I want to highlight a few important areas
Here they have some newsletters for you to sign-up for and some past webinars, etc for you to view
Here they have TONS of research that is Canadian specific and that you can share with clients
www.ontarioprenataleducation.ca has the prenatal education key messages for Ontario. They do a bang-up job and share fun ways to TEACH these topics (if that’s in your scope)
Hope you find this helpful! Don’t forget to bookmark it!
About the Author
Stefanie is a visionary in the childbirth field. She leads the Discover Birth organization providing a variety of services to expectant parents and training for those wishing to pursue work in the childbirth field. Stefanie is a board member with the Association of Ontario Doulas, former Public Relations Director for DONA International, and sits on many local boards and coalitions to improve our communities. She is a DONA-approved Birth Doula Trainer, runs an Approved Program for Lamaze International and runs two doula agencies Discover Birth and The Nesting Place.
Stefanie is the founder of The Birth Doula Program Hospital .
Stefanie is a contributing author in the best selling Power of Women United and the book Bearing Witness: Childbirth Stories Told by Doulas. She is a regular contributing writer and blogger, and has done many interviews online and for TV/radio.
Before becoming a doula, Stefanie worked in corporate intelligence, helping large companies keep abreast of their markets and competitors. She now works to bring some of those same skills to the doula profession, helping it grow and prosper, along with its many doula members.