Do You Need a Doula? We’ll Help You Find Out!

Globe University is host to several World Doula Week Celebrations this spring.

Are you pregnant? Do you think you could use the assistance of a doula? Or maybe the best question here is: What is a doula?

According to the Doulas of North America (DONA) website, the word ‘doula’ comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that using the help of a doula can decrease a laboring woman’s need for medication during labor, decrease feelings of negativity about the birth process and even shorten labor, delivery and recovery times. Do you need convincing? Then we have an event for you!

If you’re interested in learning more about doulas and how they can help during pregnancy, then head on over to Globe University on Saturday, March 23 for a World Doula Week Celebration! From 10 am to 1:30 pm, you’ll have an opportunity to meet and greet professional doulas as well as enjoy birth related films with fellow mothers and doulas. Additionally, you’ll get to learn more about comfort measures for labor, movement and the positions for labor and birth, and doula services available to you.

Globe University massage therapy program faculty member Danelle Mortenson is happy to be able to host two ‘World Doula Week’ events at the Globe University Appleton and Green Bay campuses.

Here’s a look at the itinerary for both the Globe University Appleton and Globe University Green Bay campuses:

APPLETON SCHEDULE:

  • 10:30 – “What is a doula” and breathing during labor
  • 10:45 – Viewing of the Doula portion from “More Business of Being Born”
  • 11:00 – Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth
  • 11:15 – Eating during labor
  • 11:30 – Water Birth
  • 12:30 – View a portion of the video “Essential Ingredient”
  • 12:45 – Essential Oils and Massage
  • 1:15 – Placenta Encapsulation

GREEN BAY SCHEDULE:

  • 10:30 – Essential Oil and Massage
  • 10:45 – View a portion of the video “Essential Ingredient”
  • 11:00 – Pregnancy and Childbirth Preparation
  • 12:30 – Viewing of the Doula portion from “More Business of Being Born”
  • 1:00 – Water Birth
  • 1:30 – Placenta Encapsulation

We hope to see you there!

Massage Therapy coursework and degrees can be a great addition to your doula certification. If you’d like more information about our Massage Therapy program, contact our admissions office today at 920-364-1100.