LIFESTYLE & POSTPARTUM DOULA
PREMIER TRAINING IN NOURISHING WOMEN, COMBATING DISEASE, POSTPARTUM HEALING AND ELITE NEWBORN CARE TO EMPOWER MOTHERS TO BE THEIR BEST
Become an Advocate, Guide and Confidant for Expectant Mothers.
M.I.L.K.'s Lifestyle Doula Training program is the only one of it's kind. Our training understands pregnancy to be an entire season that may meet with some unexpected challenges. M.I.L.K. prepares you for an exciting career as a birthworker that serves the whole person. From pre-conception nutrition through postpartum, you learn how to ensure mother has a healthy pregnancy, reduce risk of complications, and expedite healing and mental stability. We train you to nourish expectant and new mothers; create lifestyle plans for women with health issues or who may be at high-risk for birth complications; and support mothers and babies during the postpartum period.
Our mentorship and business building program teaches you how to tap into your passions and create a career and lifestyle that you love! We combine birthwork, business and marketing savvy to guide you into becoming a successful entrepreneur with a booked-out calendar.
Our 6-module intensive program is for women, with or without birthwork experience. We train you to guide women before, during and after pregnancy, ensuring that they achieve optimal health in order to reduce their risk for birth complications, have a safe recovery and feel empowered in motherhood.
Our 100% online course is available on-demand and can be completed from the comfort of your home, in as little as 3 weeks. You'll receive practical training in meal preparation to nourish the mother & developing fetus, motivational coaching techniques to evoke self-efficacy, traditional healing methods, and techniques for postpartum maternal and infant care.
You'll also receive all the tools to support your own doula company, health coaching practice, or independent contractor business, so you can hit the ground running.
Doula Certification Combined With Business Building
Train how to nourish expectant and new mothers
Create lifestyle plans for women with health issues or who may be at high-risk for birth complications
Support mothers and babies during the postpartum period
Tap into your unique strengths and monetize them
Setup your doula business & processes
Book out your calendar weeks to months in advance
Receive one-on-one support each step of the way
The maternal death rate has increased, and it will only worsen until women decide to take matters into their own hands, and save their sisters' lives.
Combat Lifestyle & Social Issues
High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol
Endometriosis & impaired fertility
Diabetes Type 2, Pre-diabetes & Gestational Diabetes
Socio-economic status and limited access to compassionate care
The maternal death rate is on the rise (especially for women of color) and studies reveal that birthworker support, a healthy patient, and attentive postpartum care can help reduce the risk of death, premature babies and complications related to pregnancy.
The prevelance of lifestyle disease among pregnant women is proportional to their internal and external stressors. Women who are able to get control of and improve their health before delivery improve their chances of having a full-term baby, and a safe birth with minimal medical intervention.
As a trained Lifestyle Doula™, you'll not only be able to help women prepare their bodies for pregnancy, and reduce physical and emotional stress by adjusting their lifestyle, but you'll also be able to provide crucial postpartum support once they return home with their newborn. Your training will be invaluable to mothers who may otherwise face life-threatening outcomes.
What You Can Expect
Our doula training takes an evidence-based approach to nurturing the body and the soul. You'll be required to read selected passages from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding & Counsels on Diet & Foods in order to understand the how and why our bodies operate the way they do. At the end of your training, you'll be equipped to serve women from varying backgrounds, while being culturally sensitive, professional, and confident - with a Mother First attitude.
Our 100% Online cohort includes 25+ hours of video instruction. You will receive training in client assessments, food preparation, maternal & newborn care, plus written assignments, simulations and a final exam. Students have the option of completing supervised (virtual or verified) hours for experience and certification through M.I.L.K. Maternity Group. You will have a scheduled one-on-one business building coaching call, and have access to our live, weekly group business building events.
M.I.L.K. graduates are also featured on our maternity website, where you have the opportunity to interact with and be found by our mom- and mom-to-be clients. Access to the platform is complimentary for 5 months.
Module 1: January 7, 10:00a - 10:30 CST
Welcome + video assignments
Module 1 cont.: January 10, 5:15p - 6:00pm CST
Review & homework support
Module 2 & 3: January 14, 10:00a - 3:30p CST
Simulations in break-out sessions
Module 4: January 21, 11:00a - 3:00p CST
Research & written assignments
Module 5: January 24, 5:15p - 8:00p CST
Hands-on meal prep assignment
Module 6: January 28, 10:00a - 3:00p CST
Reading & written assignments
1 hour live session - held in our private group
Two (2) Live mentorship calls
Step-by-step business setup
Ongoing mentorship and business coaching for 1 year
LIFESTYLE & POSTPARTUM DOULA DUAL-TRAINING $549
$149 Down & $79/mo (for 5 months)
Cultural & Health Issues Surrounding Birth
History & racism in the medical field
Maternal health assessment
The Doula's Role
Lifestyle & plant-based solutions
Food for healing demonstration
IN THIS MODULE, YOU'LL UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTALS & IMPLICATIONS OF LIFESTYLE DISEASE ON PREGNANCY OUTCOMES AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM.
Nutrition Counseling Techniques for Birthworkers
Tools and techniques for assessing the nutritional needs of pregnant individuals with chronic diseases
Effective communication skills in counseling pregnant individuals with chronic diseases
Behavior change models and motivational interviewing techniques
IN THIS MODULE YOU'LL HONE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BEHAVIOR CHANGE STRATEGIES, AND OVERCOME CHALLENGES TO EMPOWERING PREGNANT WOMEN WITH CHRONIC DISEASE.
Appearance and characteristics
Breastfeeding and nutrition
Sleep and sleep conditioning
Milestones and development
THIS SESSION IS ALL ABOUT INFANT CARE AND NUTRITION, AND HOW TO SUPPORT PARENTS IN-HOME WHILE ON THE JOB.
Postpartum Maternal Care
Mothering the Mother
Healing the womb
Identifying postpartum depression & other issues
"How-to" new parent education
IN THIS MODULE YOU'LL LEARN THE INS-AND-OUTS OF POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE AS IT PERTAINS TO THE MOTHER.
Practical Applications and Resources for Birthworkers
Utilizing the built and natural environment for improving health
Practical implementation of holistic strategies for improving birth outcomes
Meal planning and recipe ideas for clients with chronic diseases
Accessing and utilizing evidence-based resources for ongoing support
IN THIS MODULE, YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ACCESS AND UTILIZE EVIDENCE-BASED RESOURCES TO AFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN PREGNANT INDIVIDUALS.
The Business of Being a Doula
Business startup and costs
How to stand apart
Legality and contracts
Marketing and social media
THIS SESSION WALKS YOU THROUGH SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS AND HOW TO START MAKING MONEY.
Deep Dive & Support
5 months complimentary access to The Doula Mentorship Accelerator #DMA
One-on-one business mentorship Zoom
Step by step instructions on how to set up your business for free
Advanced instructions on how to put (paid) systems into place
Setting up client communication & templates
Simulated interactions with clients
Business marketing to fill your calendar
ONGOING SUPPORT FOR SETTING UP AND LAUNCHING YOUR DOULA BUSINESS.
Receive all the new client paperwork, logs, checklists and contracts we provide for our doula business marketing clients!
Be listed on Milkmaternity.com and receive access to our private mentorship community #DMA with your trainer, peers and other birthwork professionals for live lessons; business templates & tips; advice & resources, plus make networking connections that will last a lifetime.
Your trainer will walk you step-by-step through setting up your networking sites, assist you with copy, branding and messaging, and give you live feedback each week until you feel confident. You're never alone and have lifetime access to our course & private group.
100 Question Final Exam must be completed within 6 weeks of class end.
Trainees who pass the exam will receive a "Certificate of Completion."
Trainees who complete 40 hours of supervised hands-on-care will receive Lifestyle & Postpartum Doula certification through M.I.L.K. Maternity Group.
There is no national certifying body for doulas.
ARE YOU READY TO TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A LUCARTIVE CAREER?
Most Postpartum doulas earn $25 - $40/hour. By being a trained Postpartum and Lifestyle Doula, you can command a wage much higher on the spectrum. You can set your own schedule and choose when you'd like to work. Most doulas work anywhere from 4 - 8 hours during the day, and up to 12 hours overnight.
Assist new parents when they return home from the hospital.
Work as an overnight Newborn Care Specialist.*
Start your own health coaching business for women.
Speak at events and host educational seminars.
Start a holistic meal delivery service for postpartum families.
Create meal plans for women dealing with endometriosis, diabetes, high blood pressure or other chronic diseases.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Lisa O., M.I.L.K. Training Graduate
Necia J., M.I.L.K. Training Graduate
Gaya H., M.I.L.K. Training Graduate
Ivonne M., M.I.L.K. Training Graduate
Lavi Re', Postpartum Doula, Certified Newborn Care Specialist & Holistic Health Coach
LaVerne "Lavi Re'" Reid, has been in the health and childcare field for over 13 years. She brings a Christian perspective plus years of experience in curriculum design and instruction to our training program.
As an advocate for women of color and a proponent of holistic health, she combines her specialized training with practical application to ensure that all doulas trained through our program leave confident and prepared.
Lavi Re' is the founder of M.I.L.K maternity group and
MedicalMissionaryKids.org. She trained with Motherhood Center in Houston, TX and is certified through the Newborn Training Academy. She earned her bachelor's degree in Communication and is a Master's student in Public Health with an emphasis in Vegetarian Nutrition at Andrew's University.
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