Younique Postnatal

Courses and Workshops

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: £395 for Standard Postnatal and £460 for Premium Postnatal

Virtual: £460

 

How long is it?

3 days, Standard Postnatal

4 days, Premium Postnatal

 

What does it cover?

  • Debriefing your own birth and postnatal experiences

  • How birth experience may affect a mother’s postnatal experience

  • Caring for a mother: physically and emotionally

  • Postnatal Doula skills eg household management, food preparation and nutrition, care of siblings and boundaries

  • Newborn baby care and physiology

  • Parenting styles, patterns or 'routines'

  • Baby sleep (or not!)

  • Baby cues and soothing a baby

  • Communication skills and raising difficult topics

  • Working alongside fathers and partners – and the wider family

  • Situations outside the usual – multiples, premature babies, babies with disabilities, parents with special needs, baby loss, child protection and reporting

  • Indepth infant feeding for postnatal doulas module

  • Joining Doula UK and the Recognition Process

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

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

 

Premium Postnatal is a more indepth workshop with additional and more detailed topics.

 

What else is included?

Preparation work before and after the workshop to include reflection, reading and research

An extensive manual covering all course topics and resource links

Certificate of Completion

One to one debrief call

Private Facebook group – a safe place to get support from other postnatal doulas

Guiding Hands - guidance and reflection scheme with experienced PN doulas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development Workshop

Who's it for?

Almost recognised or recognised doulas.

 

 

What does it cost?

£75

 

How long is it?

1 day

 

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.

 

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

  • Baby sleep (or not!)

  • New mothers’ emotional and physical recovery

  • Communication skills and raising difficult topics

  • Working alongside fathers, partners and the wider family

  • Situations outside the usual – premature babies, babies with disabilities, parents with special needs, child protection and reporting, baby loss

  • Boundaries – what do we really mean

  • Self-refection and life-long learning

  • Developing your practice/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

 

What does it cover?

  • Fourth trimester and why preserve it (our primal and mammalian needs)

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

  • Why babies cry?  

  • Watching a baby’s cues

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

  • Early reflexes – what might they mean, how could we preserve them?

  • Brain development – the early brain

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

 

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

 

What does it cover?

  • understanding zygosity and chorionicity

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

  • increased risks in multiple birth pregnancy and newborns

  • premature labour and labour timeline

  • vaginal birth versus Caesarean section

  • premature babies and special care baby units

  • feeding multiples

  • equipment you might need

  • sleeping arrangements

  • early days with more than one, practical tips

  • support available

  • interesting 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 (£30 for online version via Zoom)

 

How long is it?

Half 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?

Full day

 

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