"10 THINGS" (Dr. Doula's Signature Course)
Dr. Doula's Signature Course "10 THINGS" is answering a need greater than training Black doulas. "10 THINGS" was created to EQUIP BLACK WOMEN WITH THE FUNDAMENTALS WHAT WE NEED TO HELP OURSELVES ONCE AGAIN. In order to change our situation, we need Black women to be what we were before we assimilated into majority culture institutions. We ALL need to have knowledge and skills about the childbearing year so that we can lose the fear that has taken hold of us about birth. As Black WOMBmen, we ALL need to become reacquainted with birth, whether it is chosen as a career or not, so that we are in a better position to save ourselves.
“10 THINGS"... WHAT EVERY WOMBMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BIRTH:
Includes fundamental knowledge that is important for birthing mothers and their support people to know and consider while preparing for birth. It includes information about modern practices and those that acknowledge women of African descent and diverse cultures strong birth traditions within society. General topics covered are: From Back Then to Here & Now, The Medical Side of Birth, Envisioning Your Birth, Integrating Traditions, Bonding with Baby
"10 THINGS"... WHAT EVERY HELPER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POSTPARTUM:
Derived from common practices found through research of African cultures, whether in the north, south, east, and west of Africa. These indigenous practices have also been continued throughout the African Diaspora and are foundational to the care of new mothers. General topics are: Becoming a Helper, Nurturing the New Mom, Breastfeeding, Rites of Passage, Postpartum Depression
As I looked through the many messages I have received, so many have expressed the same thoughts that this sister shared…
- She was trying to “figure out where to begin [her] journey as a birth worker”
- She wanted to “learn from those in [our] own community”
- She wanted wanted the knowledge she gained to be “rooted in our practices/knowledge from our ancestors”
She knew that she could make a difference in the lives of the Black women in her community.
Can you relate to how she felt? Is that you, too?
If so, I can help you like I helped her.
I help Black women learn the basics of birth and postpartum based in our traditions, so that they can begin to help the women in their lives… and I help them begin learning RIGHT NOW!
Many Black women have a desire to BE THE ANSWER for the problems their sisters are experiencing around childbirth, but they are waiting…
Waiting for their favorite trainer to offer a training in their city…
Waiting until they have time to dedicate to birthwork FULL TIME…
Waiting until they can say that an organization has “certified” them to offer support for our sisters!
What are YOU waiting for? Our ancestral mothers did not have the luxury of waiting or not knowing how to support the women in their lives during their pregnancies and postpartum… and neither do we. We need US everywhere RIGHT NOW!
I have created a Signature Course “10 THINGS… What Every WOMBman Should Know about BIRTH & What Every HELPER Should Know about POSTPARTUM” to provide a way for you begin to LEARN and BEGIN HELPING your sisters RIGHT NOW!
When you finish “10 THINGS”, you will be confident in your ability to begin to help the women in your life and you will know that you are not left to figure everything out on your own.
“10 THINGS” includes video sessions (about 5 hours worth) full of birth and postpartum knowledge and insights that connect our traditions with modern times, based on what is important to Black women. In addition to that, you will have an opportunity to join Sankofa Tribe FB Group for additional resources and support as you seek to learn about our historical culture around birth.