Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lamaze, Doula, and Breastfeeding Training in The Arabian Gulf Oct 14-18, 2014












Course Descriptions

Breastfeeding Counselor (Course Fee 160 KWD) Oct 14-17, 9am-5pm
This educational workshop provides foundational, evidence-based training as a breastfeeding counselor. Counselors are equipped to provide breastfeeding support by telephone or in person to mothers who initiate contact. Counselors may also present educational topics at mothers’ groups and other related functions. A two-hour practicum is part of the training experience to allow participants an opportunity to immediately use their skills to provide phone support for breastfeeding mothers. Lamaze International approves this training program for 12 continuing education credits.

Topics include:
·      Personal Philosophy of Breastfeeding
·      Benefits of Breastfeeding
·      Barriers to Breastfeeding
·      Breastfeeding Basics
·      Effective and Pleasant Milk Exchange
·      Early Challenges and Establishing Milk Supply
·      Feeding the Infant from Newborn to 6 months
·      Feeding the Infant 7 to 12 months
·      Expressing Milk
·      Communicating with Mothers
·      Documentation/ Record Keeping/Follow up

Breastfeeding Your Baby-Lactation Educator Training (Course Fee 110 KWD) Oct 18, 9am-5pm
For Experienced Breastfeeding Counselors, Midwives, Doulas, Physicians.

Breastfeeding Your Baby is a comprehensive lactation education course for expectant parents. This one day training seminar prepares the participant to confidently offer lactation education privately or in a group setting. A complete curriculum and all teaching models are provided. Lamaze International approves this program for 7 continuing education credits.

Topics Include:
·      Benefits of Breastfeeding
·      Breastfeeding Basics
·      Latch
·      Common Problems
·      How to Know Baby is getting enough Milk
·      Expressing and Storing Milk
·      Partners Role
·      Resources for Support

DONA Doula Training (Course Fee 160 KWD) Oct 16-18, 9am-5pm

This 3-day workshop is open to anyone passionate about helping women have their best birth possible.  It is highly recommended that attendees observe a full series of childbirth education classes in their community (one that promote healthy birth practices)  before attending the workshop. If participants are unable to observe a full class series before the workshop, an Intro to Childbirth for Doulas will be offered the first day of the training.

In the Birth Doula Workshop, you will learn:
  • What a doula is and the importance of their contribution to maternity care;
  • How to support a laboring mom through the normal processes of birth;
  • How to support moms in challenging birth situations;
  • How to support new families with their newborns & breastfeeding;
  • Communication and listening skills;
  • Details regarding certification & the business of being a doula.
Participants will leave the workshop with the practical skills needed to operate as a birth professional, offering competent informational, physical, and emotional support to expectant mothers in their communities.

Lamaze Childbirth Educator Training (Course Fee 210 KWD) Oct 14-18, 9am-5pm

Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.  The purpose of the Lamaze Childbirth Educator seminar is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to plan, facilitate, and evaluate a childbirth education program.

This seminar will equip attendees with a fully developed curriculum and teaching supplies that will enable the learner to start teaching shortly after the childbirth educator training. The Lamaze Childbirth Educator training will meet the following objectives over the 4 1/2 days of training:

  • Explain how the Lamaze Philosophy of Birth and Six Healthy Birth Practices promote and support the physiological model of normal childbirth.
  • Describe how history and culture influence birth today.
  • Develop a teaching plan to promote healthy lifestyles for childbearing families.
  • Develop a teaching plan to prepare expectant women and their partners for the flow of normal labor from pre-labor through the fourth stage of labor.
  • Develop a teaching plan to help expectant parents identify the role of pain during labor and birth.
  • Develop a teaching plan to promote the use of non-pharmacologic pain management strategies.
  • Develop a teaching plan to present information about the importance of continuous labor support.
  • Develop a teaching plan to promote successful breastfeeding.
  • Develop a teaching plan to promote healthy infant attachment.
  • Develop a teaching plan to prepare expectant parents for the normal physical and emotional adjustments of the early-parenting period.
  • Develop a teaching plan to present information about common medical interventions.
  • Develop a teaching plan for presenting unexpected outcomes.
  • Develop a teaching plan to help students make and communicate informed decisions.
  • Describe how childbirth educators can advocate for natural, safe and healthy birth.
  • Identify and evaluate evidence-based information for use in childbirth education courses.
  • Describe and evaluate effective teaching strategies for adult learners.
  • Identify strategies for promoting effective group dynamics.
  • Describe how childbirth educators can meet the needs of diverse populations.
  • Describe effective strategies for evaluating childbirth courses.
  • Demonstrate teaching a Lamaze-recommended topic.
  • Design a childbirth course that incorporates the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices and  Lamaze-recommended topics using a variety of teaching strategies.
  • Identify strategies to increase a woman’s confidence in her ability to give birth.
  • Discuss the criteria for becoming certified by Lamaze International and maintaining certification.
  • Discuss professional and ethical responsibilities of a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.
  • Describe options for establishing, sustaining and growing a career as a Lamaze Certified  Childbirth Educator.
Trainers

Jennifer Carroll holds a BA in Education, is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, a Certified Doula (DONA) and a Fellow of the American College of Childbirth Educators. She is a Lamaze International Trainer with Duke University Lamaze Childbirth Educator Training Program.  She has trained with USDA –WIC in lactation support and RTS in supporting through perinatal loss. She is the founder of Elizabeth Project International and has been active in developing Lamaze Childbirth Education and other maternal support programs internationally since 1999. 





Sarah Paksima has worked in the field of Public Health for over 15 years as a Certified Doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator and Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher, and holds a B.A. in International & Near Eastern Studies. She is one of the original Co-Founders of BirthKuwait and is currently running her own business, EngagingBirth, out of the Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia area where she recently moved with her husband and five children. Sarah has practiced in Jordan, India, Oman, Kuwait and the US. She is passionate about improving access to pregnancy-related education, resources, and support for families all over the world.


Tara Owens Shuler, M.Ed., LCCE, FACCE has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and a Master of Education in Health Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) in 1996 and a Fellow of the American College of Childbirth Educators (FACCE) in 2001.   She is also certified DONA birth doula.

Currently, she is the Director of Continuing Education & Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program for the Duke AHEC Program at Duke University Medical Center for the past 11 years. As the Program Director for the Duke AHEC Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program, which is located on the campus of Duke University Medical Center. 

Tara is currently the Past-President of Lamaze International and has served on the Lamaze International Board of Directors for the past 5 years. Tara also teaches Lamaze childbirth education classes at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC as well as provides doula services for women in the Triangle area.  Tara and her colleague, Tonya Daniel, are working to develop a volunteer doula program in a rural community in North Carolina to make doula services available for minority and underserved women in the community.

Tonya Daniel is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the American College of Childbirth Educators, Lamaze Childbirth Educator Trainer with the Duke AHEC Lamaze Educator Training Program, a DONA- approved Birth Doula Trainer & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Accompanying families through their birth journeys since 2000, she provides education, labor support and lactation services to women in her community. Tonya enjoys spending family time with her husband, her four energetic kids, and dog, Bella.




Verda Murphy is a Certified Breastfeeding Peer Counselor with the Virginia Department of Health; Women, Infants and Children Program.  She has been providing service to  her community for eight years.  Verda provides breastfeeding support and information to pregnant and breastfeeding clients and their support.  She is a qualified trainer for the Loving Support through Peer Counseling and semi-annually provides training.  Verda bring with her 5 years combined of personal breastfeeding experiences.  She is also a Founding Board Member and Lead Breastfeeding Facilitator of the Elizabeth Project International.  Verda is always eager to share breastfeeding with anyone.  She loves to help families make educated decisions about feeding options for their newborns.  Verda delights in quality time with her husband and their four active children.

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