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kathy stewart

ABP Doula Training Center

Location: Virginia



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Training offered
The ABP Doula Training Center offers an antepartum doula training hours and certification. The Center also offers DONA approved Birth and Postpartum doula trainings. During the Birth Doula Training the required 7 childbirth education hours are included. During the Postpartum Doula Training, the required 3 hour Breastfeeding class is offered at no extra cost.
Summary of qualifications
All interested persons who's passion is to support expectant families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum are welcome. Reading assignments will be sent for participants with no knowledge or experience with pregnancy and birth before the first day of class. Once you attend the antepartum doula training, the trained doula will be required to support 2 families, write a summary of their experiences, read two book and a list of area services related to pregnancy and birth. As for the birth and postpartum doula trainings, check out the certification required set for by DONA International on dona.org/doula/certification.
Style of teaching
As a pediatric nurse practitioner, IBCLC, Lamaze instructor for over 40 years and approved DONA International trainer for over 20 years, I love to provide workshops that inspire, empower and bring out the best of each participant. I use many types of learning styles...lecture, discussion, videos, hands-on practices, group activities to reach each person's needs. Trainings will bring laughs, tears, new friendships and ways to learn about yourself. I love to travel to bring in-person trainings. After my older son served in Marine Corp, I saw the need for labor and postpartum support to young couples who serve our country and may be far away from their families during this precious time. All families need support and I love teaching doulas to provide that care.
Years offering training

Languages Spoken

  • English

Profile last updated: 6/5/2022 8:15:48 AM

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