Thursday, May 14, 2009

CAPPA Labor Doula Training

REGISTRATION CLOSES Monday, May 18, 2009!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 and Thursday, June 11, 2009

8:00am – 5:00pm both days
Register NOW! - $250.00
Register at, or with Val Staples at 706-662-3196 or

Labor Doulas provide emotional, physical, and informational support to women during pregnancy, labor, and the early postpartum period. CAPPA is the premier labor doula certification organization, and is coming to Scottsdale! CAPPA provides the highest quality training and focuses on teaching non-medical comfort measures (massage, positioning, breathing, relaxation, etc), how to assist the laboring mother and her support team emotionally, and how to start and maintain a doula practice. This training is one step to certification as a labor doula with CAPPA.

Other topics covered at the labor doula training:

The Significance of Birth to the Mother
Massage Techniques for Labor
Pain Medications Used for Labor
Birth Planning
Difficult Labors
Communication with Medical Professionals
The Doula’s Role in Cesarean and VBAC
Contracts and Marketing

Val Staples is the director of CAPPA’s Doula Programs. She has been a labor doula for fourteen years, and provides labor support to parents in the central eastern Alabama and western Georgia region.

This training is scheduled to precede the Annual CAPPA FREE Childbirth Conference and Convention. More information about CAPPA’s conference can be found at

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