NBDA Postpartum Doulas are professionally trained individuals who specialize in immediate postpartum support, from 0-3 months, for recently birthed families.

They are experts trained to help identify and offer support around postpartum issues such as breastfeeding, sleep support, nutrition, mental and emotional wellness, physical healing and more. Postpartum Doulas offer varying levels of support depending on the needs of the family.

The Fourth Trimester is the most underestimated time of pregnancy. The NBDA equips trainees with knowledge of the importance of timing around holistically healing the body from a realistic approach.

Welcome To This Live Course

Course Outline

Schedule: 8:30am – 5pm daily

*Please note, daily schedule may vary per instructor.

  • Day 1

    ● What Postpartum really means?

    ● What is a Postpartum Doula

    ● The First 40 Days – Healing Techniques

    ● Postpartum Nutrition – Healing Foods

    ● Birth Effects on Postpartum Recovery

    ● Postpartum Physiology – The body’s Healing process (Vaginal birth & C-section)

    ● How to support the Partner in Postpartum

  • Day 2

    ● What is Postpartum Depression?

    ● How to identify Postpartum Depression – Signs

    ● Symptoms & Racial Differences & Depression

    ● Identifying Postpartum Danger Signs

    ● Breastfeeding

    ● LGBTQIA Families, Support & Resources

    ● Basic Newborn Care

  • Day 3

    ● The Business Behind it All

    ● Working with new Families amid Covid-19

    ● Taking Precautions in your Practice

    ● Building your Postpartum

    ● Practice & Infrastructure

    ● Business Development

    ● Mentorship

Meet Your Trainers

NBDA® Birth & Postpartum Doula Instructor

Michelle Gabriel-Caldwell, Ph.D

Michelle is the owner of Baby, Please Birth Services :tm: located in NJ. She is a certified Doula and certified Childbirth Educator teaching the Bradley Method :registered:, Evidence Based Birth :registered: and her own Holistic Course expressly for The Birth Center of NJ of which she is also the Doula Coordinator. She currently holds an advisory position on the board of The National Black Doulas Association and is one of their doula mentors. Michelle is an advocate for Poppy Seed Health :registered: where she assists birthing persons virtually. She holds over 15 years of experience in the birth industry; helping over 400 families navigate their birthing spaces, training and mentoring birth professionals and medical staff while ensuring birth justice through state and national initiatives. She serves on non-profit boards and panels. Enhances the platform of black birthing in the USA through blogs and podcasts. Michelle empowers others by offering education, support, and advocacy. She holds degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Presently works full-time for a German Based chemical company.

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*Please note that if you are registering LESS than 3 months out, your payment options lessen.

**Please Note: There are NO REFUNDS issued for trainings. When you complete the Enrollment Form, you are agreeing to this. However, we do issue a 1-year credit that can be applied to future trainings.

Once your enrollment is complete, you will receive some information directly from your instructor via email.

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