North Dakota does not require postpartum doulas to be certified. It is voluntary whether or not to pursue a certification, but it is not required by the state in order to practice. However, ome postpartum doulas pursue a certification in order to become more marketable.
Listed below are training workshops or classes available in in the state of North Dakota that may be useful as part of your postpartum doula education. If you do decide to become certified, please read the details carefully to determine if the classes are a requirement for certification.
Postpartum Doula Training in Bismarck, ND
Organization Name: Sanford Health
Class and Workshop Details and Requirements
The classes taught are Baby Basics class (2 hours) and Breastfeeding class (2 hours). These two classes are not required as part of the certification process of such postpartum doula programs as DONA, ToLabor, or CAPPA.
Course and Workshop Topics
These classes will teach you the following concepts about providing postpartum support to the new mother and baby:
- The Baby Basics class will teach you the essentials of how to take care of a newborn:
- How to bath a newborn – water temperature and bathing positions
- How to properly diaper – natural diaper options and how to wipe
- How to burp an infant – benefits and techniques of burping
- The Breastfeeding class you teach you the basics of successful breastfeeding:
- How to pump, handle, and store milk
- How to properly latch an infant
- The mutual benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and newborn
- Breastfeeding positions
- Question and answer session directed by certified lactation counselors
Costs and Fees
Baby Basics class – $20
Breastfeeding class – $20
You can register, pay online, and check schedules for both classes by clicking here.