After taking this 5-hour online course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the history of women in prison- where they have been, what is being done now, where we can go in the future.
  • Identify the educational needs of the pregnant inmate.
  • Identify and teach to the specific needs to the pregnant inmate.
  • Know how to adapt positions for labor and birth with a pregnant inmate due to their unique circumstances.
  • Encourage, teach and help the new mother as she bonds with her baby at the hospital.
  • Identify post partum depression and know how to help her as she returns to jail without her baby.
  • Understand and know how to equip the pregnant inmate on how to parent efficiently from jail.
  • Understand the importance of making goals for the life of their baby and other children in her family.
  • Identify the goals the pregnant inmate needs to obtain to reach while she is incarcerated, so that she is a better parent.
  • Identify the goals she needs to set as she reaches her release date.

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My Practice is just beginning which means that I will not have to relearn these things after developing bad habits.  I think that these trainings will make me a wiser and more empathetic practitioner.

Doula Melodie
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