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Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training

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1.7 hours · Self-paced
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10 CPD hours / points
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In today's modern world, Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Courses hold profound significance, addressing the growing need for comprehensive maternal support and care during childbirth. Learning about maternity care is crucial as it equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide invaluable assistance and guidance to expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy journey and during labor.

This training ensures that professionals understand the physiological and emotional needs of mothers, empowering them to offer personalized care and advocacy during childbirth. Moreover, with the rising awareness of the importance of maternal health and the increasing demand for holistic birthing experiences, proficiency in maternity care is essential. Participants in this Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Course gain insights into various aspects of maternity care, including prenatal education, labor support techniques, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, and newborn care.

By mastering these skills, individuals can facilitate positive birth experiences, promote maternal well-being, and foster healthy mother-infant bonding. Ultimately, Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Courses offer a gateway to a rewarding career dedicated to enhancing the quality of maternal care and promoting the overall health and happiness of families.

Key Features

This Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Course Includes:

  • This Birth Doula & Maternity Care Course is CPD Certified
  • Free Certificate from Reed
  • CIQ Approved Birth Doula & Maternity Care Course
  • Developed by Specialist
  • Lifetime Access


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards


1h 44m
    • 1: Module 01: Introduction to Maternity Support 05:00 PDF
    • 2: Module 02: Maternity Care Assistant Terminology and Abbreviations 07:00 PDF
    • 3: Module 03: Duties and Obligations of Maternity Care Assistants 07:00 PDF
    • 4: Module 04: Assistance in Labor: Intrapartum Support 07:00 PDF
    • 5: Module 05: After Birth Assistance 07:00 PDF
    • 6: Module 06: Nurturing and Natural Aspects: The Well-being of Newborns 08:00 PDF
    • 7: Module 07: Infant Nourishment 08:00 PDF
    • 8: Module 08: Third Stage of Labor Care 06:00 PDF
    • 9: Module 09: Mental Health During the Perinatal Period 09:00 PDF
    • 10: Module 10: Promotion of a Healthy Pregnancy 10:00 PDF
    • 11: Module 11: Effective Interpersonal Communication 08:00 PDF
    • 12: Module 12: Empathetic and Comforting Skills 06:00 PDF
    • 13: Module 13: Collaborative Teamwork 07:00 PDF
    • 14: Module 14: Pursuing a Career in Maternity Care Assistance 08:00 PDF
    • 15: CPD Certificate - Free 01:00 PDF

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Course Curriculum

Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Course:

  • Module 01: Introduction to Maternity Care
  • Module 02: Terminology and Abbreviations for Maternity Care Assistant
  • Module 03: Roles and Responsibilities of Maternity Care Assistant
  • Module 04: Support in Labour: Intrapartum Care
  • Module 05: Postnatal Care
  • Module 06: Nurture and Nature: The Healthy Newborn
  • Module 07: Infant feeding
  • Module 08: Care During the Third Stage of Labour
  • Module 09: Perinatal mental health
  • Module 10: Supporting a Healthy Pregnancy
  • Module 11: Effective Communication
  • Module 12: Empathy and Comfort Skills
  • Module 13: Team Working
  • Module 14: Maternity Care Assistance as a Career

Learning Outcomes

The Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Course Includes:

  • Maternity Care Foundations: Understand key aspects of maternity care and its significance.
  • Terminology Mastery: Acquire fluency in maternity care-related terms and abbreviations.
  • Effective Labour Support: Demonstrate skills in providing intrapartum care during labour support.
  • Comprehensive Postnatal Skills: Apply knowledge to deliver holistic postnatal care effectively.
  • Newborn Well-being: Identify and address factors contributing to a healthy newborn.
  • Perinatal Mental Health Awareness: Recognize and respond to perinatal mental health challenges.

Who is this course for?

Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Course

  • Aspiring Maternity Care Assistants
  • Healthcare Students Interested in Maternity
  • Individuals Exploring Maternity Support Roles
  • Parents Aiming for Informed Maternity Support
  • Professionals Transitioning to Maternity Care Roles

Career path

Birth Doula & Maternity Care Training Course

  • Maternity Support Worker - £18K to 25K/year.
  • Midwife - £25K to 40K/year.
  • Neonatal Nurse - £24K to 38K/year.
  • Health Visitor - £25K to 42K/year.
  • Obstetrician - £40K to 70K/year.

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