Back To Basics – Birth Doula Training

Doula Training Academy

Platinum Level Training

The Doula Training Academy is the platinum level training course for women who have a desire to train as a birth or postpartum doula or for anyone wanting to up level their skills to effectively work in a woman-centred industry.

This training is more comprehensive than any other doula training available in Australia and will provide you with everything you need to know to be a doula and confidently support women and their partners through pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.The online training modules provide virtual workshops with professionals who will share their expert information, knowledge and resources. This will enable you to have exceptional skills, tools and techniques to share with your pregnant clients and partners to help make their birthing journey a calm, positive experience.

This is an exciting, thriving and heart-centred space for those dedicated to supporting women and their partners through one of the most amazing yet intense stages of their lives, while also providing an ongoing learning hub and village of support for those who train at the Doula Training Academy.

Our core values are Education, Support, Respect, Integrity and Excellence.

The Doula Training Academy was established to educate, inform, encourage, research and to provide an ongoing support network for Doulas across Australia.

At the Doula Training Academy, we embrace the collective knowledge gained from training, tradition and experience and this is passed down from generation to generation – like a legend or folklores.

We Help Doulas Provide

Professional Support

We recognise that it is not just about being present at a woman’s birth – there is so much more to being a doula. Being a doula is about “listening” to a mother, so you hear and acknowledge her hopes, fears and doubts. It is about “open discussion” with her to develop a birth plan that encourages autonomy, alternatives and choices.

It is about building “rapport” with her and her partner so that they trust you. It is about “eliminating your ego” as you can never think you know it all – every day you must strive to learn something new or different, and that will always highlight you as a quality service that provides a woman “satisfaction that exceeds her expectations.”

Being a Doula is not just about supporting pregnant women but also feeling confident in running a successful business so you are earning a decent income for you and your family.

I look forward to working with you and sharing in your training.

Vicki Hobbs
Founder & Training Coordinator

Your Instructor: Vicki Hobbs

I have been running my own women’s health business since 2004, and my success has come from acknowledging that “knowledge is power” and that knowledge is only gained from ongoing education – you can never know it all and changes happen consistently.

As a multi-award winning Childbirth Educator and Doula who is trained in many different complementary therapies I am highly regarded in the community as well as the birthing industry.

I really want to share this knowledge and experience with new doulas who will then have exceptional skills, tools and techniques to share with their pregnant clients and partners to help make their birthing journey a calm, positive experience.

This online training will be incredibly comprehensive and what you don’t learn in this training will be covered in follow up webinars through the Academy you will become a member of.

The training will be about learning, listening, watching demonstrations and then you will be practising massage, acupressure, meditation / hypnosis and optimum positioning techniques on pregnant women as part of your case studies.

This is where your learning really starts – with hands on demonstrations plus my experience and knowledge in ensuring that you are performing these skill sets safely and effectively not only for your client, but for yourself as well.

I look forward to sharing this program with you.

One of my favourite quotes is:

“Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates – in her own way – remembering all the generations of women who walk with her…. She is never alone.”

~Suzanne Arms~

Course Curriculum:

  • Module 1 – Your Business Mindset
  • Module 2 – Business Savvy Doula
  • Module 3 – Childbirth Education – Back to Basics Birthing
  • Module 4 – Rights of Childbearing Women
  • Module 5 – Mind, Body, Emotions & Hypnobirthing
  • Module 6 – Your Doula Toolkit
  • Module 7 – Pelvic Pathways Optimal Positioning
  • Module 8 – Physiological Birth versus Inductions
  • Module 9 – Variations of Birth
  • Module 10 – Interventions
  • Module 11 – Supporting Caesarean Birth
  • Module 12 – Supporting VBAC Birth
  • Module 13 – Stillbirth & Bereaved Parents
  • Module 14 – Managing Trauma & Self-Care
  • Module 15 – Breastfeeding Support
  • Module 16 – Postpartum Support
  • Module 17 – Mother Blessings, Rituals & Cultural Appropriation

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

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