Easing into Parenthood- Writing a Postpartum Care Plan
9:30 AM09:30

Easing into Parenthood- Writing a Postpartum Care Plan

Postpartum care, although less frequently talked about than labor + birth, is just as important. During this session you will be guided through creating a care plan, before baby arrives, for after baby arrives. Creating an outline, a fluid document, a written support resource, tailored to your families needs, is a powerful tool to help you enjoy postpartum and thrive in your new normal life.
This class is designed for first time parents, and parents adding to their 1, 2, or 3+ littles.
1. You've prepared for birth, but have you prepared for postpartum? 
2. Set up a support network now: go home with resources, ideas, and a plan for a smoother transition into parenthood. 
3. Sunday, July 29th, 9:30am-11:30am
@ Metta Studios, Biddeford, ME
4. Hosted by Lindsay McDonough, 
MSEd, Doula, + RYT200
5. $30 reserves your spot!

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toLabor Doula Training- CANCELLED

I'm sad to say- I received an email today, May 1st, from toLabor. They've sent the unfortunate news that the training has been cancelled. According to the toLabor website "We are currently in the process of reorganizing the doula training workshop and will not be scheduling any trainings for the rest of 2018." At this time there is not another date planned, and we may have to wait until next year, but rest assured we will happily ask them back up to Maine. Please reach out to Lindsay at mettastudiosme@gmail.com or on Facebook at Yoga Doula Lindsay if you have any questions. 

June 1st-3rd, 2018


toLabor is pleased to announce an upcoming birth doula training workshop in Biddeford/Portland, ME on June 1-3, 2018. toLabor does training in this area only one or two times per year, so this is a rare opportunity to join the most well-regarded, holistic doula training organization in North America for an educational and inspirational weekend that will prepare you with information and training to start, build, or grow a lucrative doula business.

Read more about what you will learn in a toLabor birth doula training workshop here:

The training is relevant not only to people who want or already have a career as a doula, but also for other professionals such as nurses, childbirth educators, massage therapists and anyone with an interest in birth or a birth-related career or business. It is also relevant for women who want to be informed about choices in childbirth regardless of background or experience.

For more information about the workshop or training, contact toLabor Workshop Coordinator Nicole Sofranko at tolaborworkshops@gmail.com or visit www.tolabor.com to register.

We hope you will be able to join us for this transformative and educational weekend!


A summary of the workshop outline:

Day One ~ Friday 10:00 – 6:30

Registration and Introductions
Defining Our Role
Understanding the Dance of Labor: The 4 P’s
Gate Control: Three Ways to Reduce
Pain in Labor
Tools of the Trade: Comfort Measures,
Using the 5 Senses

Day Two ~ Saturday 9:00 – 7:00
Physiological “Normal” Labor & Birth
vs “Typical Birth”
Birth Plans & BRAIN
Experiential Learning: Touching & Listening with Pregnant Volunteers
Breathing, Relaxation & Positions in Labor

Day Three ~ Sunday 9:00 – 7:00
Cesarean Sections & VBACs
Experiential Learning: Vaginal Exams, Creating a Safe Space
Birth Scenarios
Working with Interventions
Ethical Guidelines for Birth Doulas
Working with Interventions: What, Why, When, Options
Designing Your Practice: Services, Compensation, Marketing, Contracts

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