What would you say if I ell you that as a birth coach or doula you are in the business of group coaching. A couple is already a group, and you are working with couples. In addition to this small group, the relationships in labor and delivery involve more agents, like family members, best friends, medical caregivers and the medical staff in hospitals. Your birth clients will sometimes find themselves between a rock and a hard place, trying to navigate between their belief system, their wishes and needs, and the others. It is your role to coach the birthing mother in these situations, and help her resolve them. Most often these conflicts will show up around medical interventions or the philosophy of care that the caregivers hold. Having a tag of war at birth, or even during the prenatal period, is not beneficial for your clients, as the mother can’t feel safe to give birth in this atmosphere. When birth doulas and coaches thoroughly understand the relationships in labor and delivery, things can really go smooth and easy.
Here is what you can expect to learn in this class:
- Conducting a successful first interview with you client and getting hired: how to choose location and setting, how to establish relationship with the birth partner, how to introduce yourself and become a resource during the interview, and more.
- How to follow up on the first complimentary interview.
- Creating a prenatal meetings plan.
- Understanding the couple’s dynamics.
- How to maintain communication following the onset of your client’s labor.
- Empowering the dad while you are still not with the coulpe.
- How to take the decision on your arrival?
- Establishing relationship with the medical staff.
- Empowering the couple for self-advocacy instead of risking yourself as their advocate.
- Conducting the home visit after birth.
Please note: You’ll have 6 weeks access to the class after registration.