Birth Partner "Dudela" Training
In this 3 hour workshop, your partner will learn all the "tricks" in my doula bag!
Each couple will receive a reference manual for use during your baby's delivery, which includes:
Birth Wisdom Yoga Birth Breathing and Softening techniques for Labor and Childbirth.
Hands-on Comfort Measures (including back-labor relief and counter-pressure techniques).
Optimal Yoga Positions for creating space in the pelvis for Mom and Baby during labor and pushing.
Guidelines for when to go to the birthing center/ hospital.
Preparing for arrival at the hospital, and leaving the hospital.
Discussion of the ways you will be most effective at creating the optimal environment for you and your baby before, during and after labor.
Ways to communicate with the hospital and birthing center staff, and to peacefully advocate for your family.
"I highly recommend Julia's Birth Partner workshop for extra encouragement and guidance in preparing for labor. My husband and I found it very informative and more personal than the classes we took through Sutter and Kaiser. Julia also left us with a binder full of information and resources for us to refer to on our own leading up to the delivery. I even took it to the hospital! I truly believe our natural birth experience would not have been possible without all of the preparation and support from Julia in Birth Wisdom Prenatal Yoga classes and the Birth Partner "dudela" workshop."
Ashley P. Rancho Cordova, CA
"My husband and I attended Julia's dudela training. He reports that the experience helped him feel comfortable assuming the role of an amateur doula and advocate. The class familiarized him with the effective strategies for comfort measures and support during (and before) labor. Importantly, he also got some great advice on what *not* to do and say during labor :) The class was a mix of discussion of tools that Julia has in her doula arsenal and hands-on practice with the different techniques. His confidence in his role for an active birth has greatly increased as has my comfort level in knowing that he now feels fully prepared to advocate for me and labor with me."
Danielle Duckett Elk Grove, CA