We are pleased to announce that Southern Birth Justice Network annual Birth Justice Doula Training & Certification is happening on November 8th, 11th, and 12th, 2023 and will be held virtually and in person in Miami-Dade! (Location TBA)
This Doula Cohort is unique as you will be trained to work as a Doula for the Pilot Doula Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital through the Black Maternal and Infant Health Equity Collaborative (BMIHEC) which is a collaboration between Jackson Health System, Metro Mommy Agency, Southern Birth Justice Network, Magnolia Birth House and YWCA.
The Birth Justice Doula Training is open to the community; ideal for aspiring, new, and experienced doulas, or anyone else eager to gain skills in advocacy, holistic care, and justice in birth work. Participants’ will develop knowledge and skills to support birthing families to optimize their outcomes.
The training will cover the following topics listed below:
Birth Justice 101, Doula Scope of Practice & Advocacy SkillsCommunity, Births VS Hospital Birth, Supporting a Healthy Childbearing Person, Lactation Support, Postpartum Support, Self-Care, Obstetric Emergencies, Grieve Supporting, Telehealth, Abortion Doula Care Rights & Methods, Preconception Health, Interconception Health & Infertility, How We Doula: Physical Support, Hands on Skills, Emotional Support, and Parents Rights Advocacy
We will close out with a screening of Death by Delivery, State of Maternity Care for Black women in the USA
Apply today to secure your spot!
Interviews: October 15-29th
There will be 3 tracks dedicated to the BMIHEC Pilot Doula Program:
1) A new doula is someone with no previous official experience as a doula
2) An experienced doula is someone who has been practicing as a doula or already attended a different doula training
3)The third option is for Doula's who may have trained with SBJN as a Birth Justice Doula or has already attained certification through an equivalent agency
We are so proud of SBJN's 2020 graduating class! Our Birth Justice Doula's are already making a profound impact in the lives of birthing people in South Florida.
Congratulations to an amazing cohort:
Joseph Demaree Rios