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Workshop Prerequisites


Complete the following postpartum doula workshop prerequisites (A and B) PRIOR to attending the DONA approved postpartum doula workshop:


A.   Read the DONA International Position Papers: 

         º  The Postpartum Doula's Role in Maternity Care

         º  The Birth Doula's Contribution to Modern Maternity Care


You will find both of these on the DONA International website. Please click on link.


B.   Read at least ONE book form each of the following three sections from the Postpartum Doula Required 

       Reading List:


         º  Becoming a Mother: (Choose ONE)

             Misconceptions, Wolf (2013)

             The Year After Childbirth, Kitzinger (1996)

             Mothering the New Mother, Placksin (2000)


         º  The Newborn/Infant Care and Development: (Choose TWO)

             Your Amazing Newborn, Klaus and Klaus                  The Wonder Weeks, Plooij (2013)

             Touchpoints, Brazelton (2006)                                    Your Baby is Speaking to You, Nugent (2011)

             The Mother of All Baby Books, Douglas (2012)

             The Baby Book, Sears (2013)


         º  Breastfeeding: (Choose ONE)

              Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding, Newman (2014)

              Breastfeeding Made Simple, Mohrbacher/Kendall-Tackett (2010)

              The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Wiessinger and West (2010)

              Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple, Mohrbacher (2014)


Please read the MOST recently published edition available for each book. You will find these books in your local library or the book store, including online.