Submitted article-A doula is a person who helps support and encourage women in labour. A doula is not a midwife or a doctor but is an equally important member of the delivery team. The doula is in the delivery room to help and motivate the woman in labour. Would you like to be one or want to know more about labor and delivery?
Do you have a daughter/sister/friend/cousin/niece who is pregnant and has asked you to help her in the delivery room; to be there in her hour of need as a loving support? Did you know that there’s a lot more a person can offer than just holding a hand or wiping a forehead? Do you wish you had more knowledge of how to assist her? Would you like to be able to offer your labor support services to women over the long term?
Skidegate Health Centre is having a Labour Support Course for Training Doulas on October 10 and 11 from 9 am to 6:30 pm in the health centre meeting room. The instructor is Kathie Lindstrom, a certified doula, from Douglas College. This amazing two day course is $50; please make cheques payable to the Skidegate Health Centre. To register please call Beverly Boese or Michelle Prouty at 559-4610.
To be a doula is to have a special skill that makes a positive impact on another’s life. Any one of any age can learn to be a doula. That person could be you. Course limited to 15 participants.
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