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Letthemflourish is excited to be collaborating with Aurora Birth Journey to offer a POC Doula training to the Brooklyn community. This opportunity gives new doulas valuable connections to other folks in the birthing community in their area with peer doula support. This training has been designed intentionally to center people of color and their ancestral knowledge around birth and pregnancy while honoring sacred practices and rituals to honor this time of Creation. 

"Aurora Birth Trainings provide education, student support, cohort-like camaraderie, and gathering of traditional birth knowledge for communities of color. Our goal is to harness and support the growing doula and birth community within communities of color because negative birth outcomes are astoundingly higher for Black and Latina pregnancies, than they are for white pregnancies and births. Since these racial disparities of negative birth outcomes exist, it is critical that doulas are educated on cultural competency, unmedicated and medicated birth, proper healing and creating ceremony for clients. Our curriculum empowers students to think critically of the medical industrial complex and birth professionals. With the support of home birth midwives, strong community birth leaders, and two talented birth workers, we provide interactive curriculum which is effective in creating empowered doulas ready to integrate into the vast birthing community. 89% of Aurora certified students are active in birth work within 4 months of certification." -Elena Aurora, AuroraBirthJourney.com

Training Details:

  • Four full days of in-person training (featuring guest speakers, doulas, and healers doing birth work). This training will include over 44 hrs of training (free child care is available). You will receive contract templates, resources guides, and a free Doula Handbook created for Aurora Birth Journey Doula Trainings (Retail Value $150)

Sliding scale $600-$1,000*

  

What you'll learn: 

  • Medical vocabulary, routine procedures, and processes  
  • Prenatal, labor, and postpartum doula support techniques for home births and hospital births
  • Holistic natural methods for labor induction and pain management
  • Stages of pregnancy and labor
  • How to create a network of peer support and establish your business as a Doula

*Trades, barters, and payment plans are available upon request


Birth Support

As a full spectrum doula we offer spiritual, mental, and emotional support to Birthing people and people with newborns (including those who are gender non-conforming) in the Bay Area, California + NY/NJ/Philly areas. As a person who serves, doulas are here to help you feel safe, protected, and secure in your knowledge about pregnancy, birth, and the physical & emotional changes you might be going through. Please note we offer a teenage mom scholarship as well as a low income parent discount.

 
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Birth Doula Service

With the support of a doula, Birthing people are less likely to have synthetic medications and hormones administered and also less likely to have a cesarean birth. Our services are designed to be culturally competent and inclusive of all families including single parent Birthers to help you have a positive childbirth experience. We offer 2 prenatal visits, delivery support, and 1 postpartum visits as well as unlimited email and phone support from the time we are hired until the child is born. If you need more or less support we may arrange that with you as well. Please ask us about our additional prenatal and postpartum offerings*.

BENEFITS:

  • Learn to create a holistic health action plan to best serve you and your baby
  • Receive prenatal, birth, and postnatal intuitive coaching
  • Understand the course of labor events, terminology, and medical recommendations
  • Assistance and support creating a Birth Plan (we will explain options, unpack scenarios, and help to enforce your vision)
  • Relax in a respectful, inclusive, peaceful, and collaborative environment in your place of delivery (Home, Birth Center, or Hospital)
  • Learn breathing and centering techniques to connect with your higher self and tap into your inner power to strengthen  solutions for various situations during pregnancy and labor
  • Womb healing (energy support to address in trauma being held in the womb)
  • Receive non-synthetic, non-chemical, viable alternatives for easing your pregnancy
  • Receive aromatherapy to help to ease difficult symptoms of pregnancy
 
 
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Queer Family Planning Service

We provide individual counseling to female, male, and gender non-conforming adults who identify as apart of the LGBTQIA2S community with attention to cultural norms and needs in a respectful manner regarding basic anatomy, human reproduction, conception methods, pregnancy testing, pregnancy options, and appropriate referral(s). We also provide information to clients about establishing and maintaining optimum health practices, safe sex practices, and routine health care and screening recommendations. This counseling service includes 2 preconception visits and unlimited email and phone support until 8 weeks after conception.

BENEFITS:

  • Assess reproductive life plan
  • Understand how to navigate primary health care systems and programs
  • Understand methods of achieving pregnancy (including surrogacy)
  • Understand basic reproductive anatomy and process
  • Understand fertility treatment (cost, service providers, affect on body)
  • Understand insurance coverage options
  • Preconception health counseling

 

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Postpartum Doula Service

As a postpartum doula we offer in-home support during the time after the birth of your new baby. This support is meant to empower you ion your parenting journey, offering: newborn care information, practical support within the household, and a space for processing the birth experience. The presence of a doula in your home during the first moments after your child is born is intended to create a comfortable, peaceful environment enabling a healthy bond between the newborn and parents. Our postpartum doula services are especially great for parents of multiples, Birthers recovering from Cesarean sections or otherwise challenging births, parents who do not have local family support, parents with concerns about the "Baby Blues", and parents who are new to caring for infants. Please note that this service is not meant to take the place of babysitting services or housekeeping services. All visits will be paid for by the hour for an agreed upon period of time and includes unlimited email and phone support for the time we are hired.

BENEFITS:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Receive help with newborn care techniques (swaddling, bathing, and babywearing, etc.)
  • Learn infant soothing strategies
  • Learn ideas for caring for multiple infants
  • Assistance caring for the baby or babies while you sleep or bathe
  • Learn resources for physical postpartum recovery
  • Simple meal preparation and planning
  • Assistance with keeping up with baby's laundry 
  • Setup and cleaning of breast pump if applicable

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