Postpartum Doulas offer practical and emotional support to the new mother and family in their home following the birth of their baby. Postpartum doulas help the mother and new family become comfortable in their new roles. They may offer breastfeeding and newborn care guidance, advice on healing from birth, general household help, and referrals to community resources.
Postpartum Doulas facilitate bonding with the baby and allow parents to spend extra time with older siblings. Studies show women who work with doulas have a lower incidence of postpartum depression and higher rates of breastfeeding than women without doula support.
Our 21-hour program is a thorough preparation in attending newly expanded families. Enrollment in the program includes an informative training binder, local resources, and the option of certification after completing additional training requirements
-Course content is outlined in the Details tab.
-Payment details are outlined in the Details tab.
-Click here for the Postpartum Doula Certification Requirements.
The program includes:
-16 hours of Core Training
-3 hours of Postpartum Nutrition taught by Michaele Kruger (On a different day of the week, please check schedule)
-2 hours of Newborn Sleep by Sarah Healy
-Newborn care and behavior
-Mothercare after the birth
-Emotions in the postpartum period
-Establishing a thriving doula practice
The program is offered in the Winter and Summer every year. Enrollment is limited.
-Regular price is $425.
-Early bird price is $375
-Payment plan price is $450 and requires a 50% deposit to hold your space. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to start date. Please call store to pay remainder of balance 415-550-2611 or pay online.
Our regular cancelation policy applies to all pricing options.
Tracy Massillon is a mother of two, Educator, IBCLC, and Registered Nurse. She began working with birthing and new families as a Birth & Postpartum Doula in 2003. She joined the Natural Resources family of educators in 2005 and created the curriculum for our Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care & Parenting classes. In 2009, she became an IBCLC (Board Certified Lactation Consultant). She has facilitated our weekly Breastfeeding Mothers Circle for over 10 years and enjoys supporting mothers as they learn to nourish and nurture their babies.
Tracy is passionate about families receiving Doula support and trains new Birth and Postpartum Doulas with the goal that everyone will have access to compassionate and evidence-based support.
Postpartum Nutrition- Michaele Kruger holds her Masters in Integrative Health, is a Board Certified Nutrition Consultant, Integrative Health Coach, educator and speaker, guided imagery practitioner, herbalist, and mother. She has a background in holistic and therapeutic nutrition, Western herbal medicine, and integrative health with extensive experience facilitating change and helping clients achieve optimal well-being. She supports her clients in becoming empowered and discovering self-compassion and self-love so that they can create sustainable lifestyle change.
Newborn Sleep- Sarah Healy comes to this work with 20 years of experience in infant and child development, and family support. She holds a Masters in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, which helps her understand the parents' emotional experience and mindset as they find a unique sleep solution.
As a Certified Infant Sleep Specialist she earned her certification from The Millette Method Sleep Consultant Training Program where she personally trained alongside Dr. Millette.
Sarah's love for the parenting journey doesn't stop there. She is also a DONA-certified birth and postpartum doula, overnight doula, licensed pregnancy massage therapist, private childbirth educator, and Lactation Educator.
This is Sarah's calling, her passion, her purpose, and she is honored to have helped over one-thousand families over the years.