Younique Postnatal

Courses and Workshops - section 1

Initial Doula Preparation Course

Who's it for?

Anyone who would like to become a postnatal doula and optionally begin the process of becoming a Doula UK recognised postnatal doula.

 

What does it cost?

Face to Face and Virtual: £460 2020 £500

 

How long is it?

Face to Face: 3 days Midhurst/4 days 2021

Virtual: 10 Zoom sessions over 10 weeks,

Weds 7.30-9.30pm, plus self directed study and online coursework

 

What does it cover?

  • Debriefing your own birth and postnatal experiences

  • How birth experience may affect a mother/birthing person’s postnatal experience

  • Caring for a mother/birthing person: physically and emotionally

  • Practical Postnatal Doula skills eg household management, food preparation and nutrition, care of siblings and other supportive tasks

  • How to create a Family Moon and what to include in a PN doula session

  • Newborn baby care and physiology including: parenting styles, patterns or 'routines', baby and parental sleep, baby cues and soothing a baby

  • Listening/Communication skills and practice scenarios

  • Working alongside fathers and partners – and the wider family

  • Situations outside the common – multiples, premature babies, babies with special needs/differently abled, parents with special needs/differently abled, baby loss, adoption, surrogacy, child protection and reporting

  • Indepth infant feeding for postnatal doulas module

  • Joining Doula UK and the Recognition Process, mentoring

  • Setting up your business: marketing, networking and getting work

  • Support for the doula: self-reflection, life-long learning and boundaries

  • Cultural considerations and anti-racism

  • LGBTQIA + considerations

  • Covid-19 safety and virtual/remote support

 

What else is included?

Preparation work before and after the workshop to include reflection, reading and research, including extensive online modules for the virtual course

A comprehensive manual covering all course topics and resource links

Certificate of Completion

Optional one to one session with course facilitator

Private Facebook groups,  safe place to get support from other postnatal doulas

Guiding Hands - guidance and reflection scheme with experienced PN doulas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development Workshop/Consolidation

Who's it for?

Almost recognised or recognised doulas.

 

 

What does it cost?

£75 on Zoom or

online modules with Zoom

sessions with Victoria

£97 for YP doulas

£197 for other doulas

 

How long is it?

1 day or 3 group Zoom sessions over 3 evenings,

online modules + sessions: for YP doulas - one 1:1 session with Victoria, for other doulas - two 1:1 sessions with Victoria

 

What does it cover?

Postnatal doula and infant feeding case studies and scenarios: how to deal with dilemmas and 'finding the right words'/language ideas.  Getting more work.  The sessions are designed by attendees but could include:

 

  • Parenting styles, patterns or routines and their impact on the baby

  • Baby sleep (or not!)

  • New mother's/birthing person's emotional and physical recovery

  • Communication skills and raising difficult topics

  • Working alongside fathers, partners and the wider family

  • Situations outside the common – multiples, premature babies, babies with special needs/differently abled, parents with special needs/differently abled, baby loss, adoption, surrogacy, child protection and reporting

  • Boundaries – what do we really mean

  • Self-reflection and life-long learning

  • Developing your practice, offerings and business skills

 

What else is included?

Resources handout after the course

Opportunities for follow up on a one to one basis

Certificate of Completion

Understanding Newborns Workshop

Who's it for?

All birth and postnatal practitioners who are interested

in supporting newborns.

 

What does it cost?

£60 or £50 when booked with Twins and More

 

How long is it?

1 day or 3 Zoom sessions over 2 days

 

What does it cover?

  • What is the Fourth Trimester? What does it mean for babies? What do newborns need?

  • A baby's brain - early development

  • Neonatal reflexes - what might they mean, how could we preserve them?

  • Early sensory development (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell)

  • Why babies cry and how we can support parents with their crying

  • What is colic and does it exist?

  • A newborn’s digestive system – why certain ways of                            feeding matter?

  • Baby Sleep – how babies sleep, sleep training (or not!), self soothing, experts/research organisations and what they say

  • Supporting parents with understanding their newborn's behaviour and development, communicating ideas

  • Using resources and published studies, what the experts say

 

What else is included?

Handout  

Certificate of Completion              

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Twins and More Workshop

Who's it for?

All birth and postnatal practitioners who are interested in supporting multiples.

 

What does it cost?

£60 or £50 when booked with Understanding Newborns

 

How long is it?

1 day or 3 Zoom sessions over 2 days

 

What does it cover?

  • exploration of possible emotional and practical challenges for parents expecting multiples

  • understanding zygosity and chorionicity

  • birth considerations and statistics, vaginal birth vs abdominal birth

  • increased risks in multiple birth pregnancy and newborns

  • birthing timeline

  • prematurity and how to support parents

  • postnatal considerations: household setup, extra practical support and parental self-care/efficacy

  • feeding multiples

  • multiples sleep

  • external support available/charity support

  • interesting multiples statistics

 

What else is included?

Handouts

Certificate of Completion

Understanding Reflux Workshop

Who's it for?

All birth and postnatal practitioners who are interested

 

What does it cost?

£40

 

How long is it?

Half day or 2 Zoom sessions in 1 day

 

What does it cover?

  • What might be the causes of reflux? Looking at ALL the theories out there.

  • What is the difference between reflux symptoms and the condition of reflux or GERD/GORD as it is named?

  • Pyloric Stenosis and other conditions

  • Case studies from families I have supported (names changed):

  • Kate (baby with tongue tie)

  • Tori (multiple reasons for reflux including potential intolerances)

  • Sarah (mismanaged combi feeding)

  • Veronica (mismanaged breast feeding)

  • How best to support optimal feeding

  • How best to support reflux as a PN doula/supporter, which other therapies and professionals might help.

  • Where to signpost on and how reflux is managed by Health Professionals

  • Medications and their usage (not as HP but from PN doula observations), getting support for medication use.

 

What else is included?

Handout

Certificate of Completion

 

 

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Postnatal Planning Workshop

Who's it for?

All birth and postnatal practitioners who are interested

 

What does it cost?

£60 or £50 when booked with another workshop (£50 for online version via Zoom)

 

How long is it?

1 day or 2 Zoom Sessions over a morning and evening

 

What does it cover?

  • The postnatal period in a cultural context

  • The postnatal parent - what to expect physically and emotionally, changing parental experience

  • The newborn baby - how to support their transition from womb to world, better understanding of the 4th Trimester

  • Helping clients create a circle of support and postnatal plan -why preparing for the postnatal period is important

  • Common postnatal challenges

 

What else is included?

Handouts

Postnatal nutrition and recipe booklet

Certificate of Completion