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 Trainer

NBDA® Birth, Postpartum Doula & Placenta Encapsulator Instructor Leah Hairston

Leah Hairston is on a mission to educate and empower Black women with female reproductive systems. As an executive leader, social worker, and full-spectrum doula, she facilitates spaces for healing, equitable access, and justice, reminding women of their inherent power when navigating reproductive wellness experiences.

A perpetual student, Leah earned both a BA and BS from Howard University, a master's from Columbia University, and has completed training with Ancient Song Doula Services, Steamy Chick, Brilliant Birth Academy, and Lactation Education Resources. She infuses her work with justice-focused, trauma-informed, family-centered perspectives to give each client and student the personalized care they inherently deserve.

Payment plan options are available

*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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