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Advanced Doula Skills Training 


Advanced Doula Skills Training (ADST) a.k.a. The Maternal Health Consultant Training (MHC), is a comprehensive program designed to equip the everyday person and community Doulas with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to provide effective care to pregnant women, new mothers, and their babies. This training is ideal for paraprofessionals such as  doulas, lactation counselor, birth assistants or those  simply interested in improving maternal health and wellbeing.


The Advanced Doula Skills Training, provides comprehensive knowledge on maternal health and wellness, as well as the skills and techniques needed to support mothers during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The training covers a wide range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, maternal nutrition and hydration, and the prevention and management of common maternal health conditions.

**Previous doula  training required.
2023 Training Dates:
September 22nd - 24th 
 10:00am - 4:00pm each day
Scholarship application closes August 28, 2023

In an intentional and collective effort, by our community partners and sponsors, to eradicate maternal health disparities in Georgia, the Advanced Doula Skills Training remains scholarship-based and barrier-free to Black Birthworkers. Complete the application by clicking the link below. 

“I didn’t realize how important the role of a Doula is in our community. I will step up to the plate and answer the call.”
— Zania.”

Course Outline

  • Herstory and legacy of traditional African American perinatal care. 

  • The impact of institutional and systemic racism on Black maternal health in the United States.

  • Holistic Human Anatomy & Body functions.

  • Body temperatures and what they reveal about infection.

  • Stress, an unsustainable reality; measuring its impact through blood pressures.

  • Warning signs that pose threats to both maternal and infant wellness.

  • Diabetes as a modern-day epidemic and glucose measurements.

  • Urinalysis, a window into the body’s chemistry.

  • Identify abnormal maternal signs and know when to seek medical or alternative care.

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Each participant receives a Maternal Health Consultant Manual and  Wellness Tool Kit comprised of a digital blood pressure cuff, a digital thermometer, urine test strips and a glucometer. The participants also receives a complimentary eBook, When Birth Calls, Developing Your Inner Birth Worker, by Midwife Sekesa Berry.​

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