Postpartum Doula Know How:
A nine module online course designed with a variety of content to tap into all learning styles. Lots of resources, downloads and activities to inspire you and give you the tools you need to enhance your skill set and knowledge of the fourth trimester.
Attention birth keepers, nurturers and light workers who want to powerfully serve and support new families during the sacred postpartum...
I bet I know a few things about you. I think you likely...
Have a heart and passion for serving and supporting babies and families- especially during the fourth trimester (postpartum)
Are intuitive, empathetic, compassionate, naturally nurturing and identify with the healer archetype
Know how crucial it is for families to receive compassionate, non-judgmental, soul level nurturing after birth
Have maybe even struggled with a postpartum mood disorder yourself or felt vastly under-supported after birth ... and now feel called to help new parents avoid that pain, stress and isolation
Know you deserve a fulfilling career that allows you to do what you love, create abundance and work in your "zone of joy"!
Feel you're here on this planet to do something BIG- to truly make a difference in your community and in the lives of others
Sound like you? If so, then this is absolutely divine timing!
The truth is, there's never been a better time to become a postpartum doula than RIGHT NOW.
Finally, our society is starting to REMEMBER how vitally important the postpartum period is to mothers, parents, babies... and therefore society at large.
In the not too distant past, we had a myriad of friends and family members to support us after childbirth.
New parents were never isolated, alone or left to struggle in solitude- the whole tribe/community/village would pitch in to serve and support.
They helped the new mother by tending to her home, her other children, and most importantly, to her psyche... and by holding space as she navigated that beautiful yet challenging "maiden to mother" transition.
It's absolutely time to revive and resume these necessary social practices.
Deep down, I think we all know that familial support during this critical time is absolutely essential for the life, health and wellbeing of our culture... and our planet.
I'd love it if you could take a moment to really imagine...
Having the knowledge, skill set and wisdom to powerfully nurture, support and caretake new families during this beautiful yet challenging time... and feeling FULLY confident in your abilities
Finally having a career where you get to work in your zone of genius AND your zone of joy!
Knowing that you're doing something profound to heal the current maternal health care crisis
A world where EVERY MotherBaby, partner and family is sufficiently and soulfully supported after birth... and given the time, space and opportunity to rest, heal, bond and fall in love.
"Betsy has helped countless families over her many years as a postpartum doula and trainer. Her passion for guiding women through the transition into motherhood shows in her dedication to educating expectant families about birth with her popular game, Down the Canal, and with the support she gives to childbirth professionals."
What makes this course different?
It's experiential and interactive
It's old school
No yearly membership fees/ hidden fees
The latest evidence based research and combine it with ancient wisdom
A powerful vision and a mission statement for your doula business
Common breastfeeding challenges and develop strategies for support
The world of the newborn and how to facilitate bonding and attachment between baby and parent
The roles, responsibilities, duties and professional scope of the modern postpartum doula
Exciting long term and short term business goals
How Starting the Doula Journey on "The Inside" is the ONLY Way to Personal and Professional Success
Perfect Your inner Game
How Your Communication Style Personality Type, and Learning Style Informs Your Business Style
Discover Your Unique Self
How Learning About The U.S. Maternity Care System Gives You the Insight you Need to Serve and Guide Your Clients
Investigate the Birth Scene
Explore Ancient Wisdom and Modern Ways You Can Share With Clients for Physical and Emotional Healing and Comfort After Birth
Know How to Support Healing After Birth
How Defining Your Role and Scope of Practice Will Guide You With Your Business
Create Your Code and Scope of Practice
How to Facilitate Optimal Bonding and Attachment: Protecting, Supporting and Promoting the MotherBaby Dyad Will Transform The World
Postpartum Doulas Facilitate Bonding
Ten Ways to Support a Breastfeeding Mother and How You Can Implement These Strategies With Every Family
Postpartum Doulas are Valuable Breastfeeding Advocates
How Creating a Business Plan Will Set You up for Achieving Your Goals
You Need a Roadmap to Guide Your Journey
Acquire Your New Best Friend: How Resources Will Guide You and Your Clients
You'll Know Where to Look When You're Seeking Answers
Enrich your experience with these interviews with a variety of birthkeepers, doulas, and advocates.
Save these for future reference
Frequently Asked Questions
POSTPARTUM DOULA KNOW HOW self-paced course is an incredible resource, with an abundance of information and tools you can use, but it's not the right choice for everyone. Get answers to frequently asked questions so you can confidently make a decision that feels good.
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Who's a perfect fit for POSTPARTUM DOULA KNOW HOW?
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Hi, I'm Betsy Schwartz, hippie gypsy at heart, and I'm so glad you're here!
I consider myself a pioneer and a visionary; going where no one has gone before. I'm not afraid to take risks, speak my truth and shake up the status quo. At the same time, I'm so passionate about serving others and making a powerful, positive difference in the world. That's why I'm here on this planet.
In the course of my 30+ years of being a Postpartum Doula and Postpartum Doula Trainer (yes, for those big name organizations!), I've worked with, coached and certified hundreds of Postpartum Doulas and was also a Birth Doula for a short time. Along the way, I also became a certified lactation counselor (CLC), board game creator, and Reiki Master.
Teaching and sharing my wisdom comes naturally to me, and I do it daily as I live my life. I offer transformational coaching and online courses, accept speaking engagements, and share and enjoy the powerful practice of Reiki.
When I'm not teaching, coaching and mentoring doulas and maternity professionals, you'll find me drumming with my tribe, practicing with my dragon boat team, swimming laps or playing Mah Jongg.
Anyway, that's me! I'd absolutely love to hang out with you inside my Facebook group, Postpartum Doula Training. Be sure to pop in there and say hello. And as a gift, I'd love for you to have a FREE copy of my e-book, Essence of Being a Postpartum Doula.
Love and Light,
Betsy Schwartz, CLC, RM