Preview Of “Supporting Arms,” Birth Boot Camp DOULA’s Client Booklet

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A doula shares “Supporting Arms” with a client.

Preview Of “Supporting Arms,” Birth Boot Camp DOULA’s Client Booklet

Every Birth Boot Camp DOULA client receives the incredible “Supporting Arms” booklet from their Birth Boot Camp DOULA. We are so proud of this little book and our doulas love it. The “Supporting Arms” booklet contains wonderful and useful information for both the doula and her client. What is in “Supporting Arms”?

  • Information on when to contact your doula.
  • A coupon for an online Birth Boot Camp childbirth class.
  • A place to write down local resources recommended by your Birth Boot Camp DOULA.
  • Information you will cover in your 1st and 2nd prenatal visits with your Birth Boot Camp DOULA.
  • Tips for birth and relaxation for you and your partner.
  • Useful information and pictures about what happens in labor.
  • A relaxation practice exclusive to Birth Boot Camp DOULA.
  • Incredible breastfeeding and postpartum information.
  • All in full color, gorgeous pictures!

How does “Supporting Arms” benefit the doula?

Our two doula prenatals are unique and structured to build relationships. As explained by Amanda Devereux, a  program developer and trainer for Birth Boot Camp DOULA, “The focus of the prenatal appointments is on relational support, not on education. This really creates an incredible doula-client relationship and that moves into some amazing births!” With Maria Pokluda, Amanda worked hard to create a training that teaches doulas how to do this. Together they created “Supporting Arms,” a beautiful, full color book that provides information that you would otherwise spend a lot of time going over. “Supporting Arms”  goes hand in hand with the structure of the prenatal appointments. Conducting prenatals, and the postpartum visit in this way contributes to sustainability within the profession, so that our doulas can have long and fulfilling doula careers and clients who they have excellent relationships with.

What do doulas say about “Supporting Arms”?

At Birth Boot Camp our mission is to help prepare couples for amazing natural births. One way we strive to do this is by supporting our instructors and doulas with the best training, preparation and materials we can possibly offer. We love that all of our doulas can take materials with them to their visits and interviews that look professional and that provide information that is above and beyond. They love that they don’t have to photocopy dozens of papers from various sources and staple them together for each new client.

Nancy Rebarchik, a Birth Boot Camp instructor, doula, and administrator for the doula program says,

“The Supporting Arms booklet fills in the gaps for my clients between the end of their Birth Boot Camp class series and D-Day. My clients find it so reassuring in the last weeks of their pregnancy. Their confidence translates into more peaceful end to their pregnancy, and fewer panicky phone calls and texts to their doula. It’s definitely a win-win!” You can find Nancy in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at  www.empoweringbirthdfw.com.

Hailie Wolf, a Birth Boot Camp instructor and doula in Abilene, TX notes the focus on postpartum baby care and mother wellness.

One of the things I really love about the “Supporting Arms” booklet is the great breastfeeding and postpartum support information. Moms always laugh about the pictures of what to expect from baby’s first poops, but they always end up finding them helpful! The mental health self check list is also a wonderful tool.” You can find Hailie in Abilene and at www.countrybumpkinbirthservices.com

Andrea Winn, a Birth Boot Camp instructor and doula in Spokane, Washington, says,

There is really nothing else out there like the Supporting Arms booklet. It is complementary to a thorough childbirth class, but it can definitely stand alone as a great reference as well! In addition to a comprehensive childbirth class and a supportive birth team, the Supporting Arms booklet is another amazing tool to have in your toolbox!” You can find Andrea at www.firstcomeslovebirthsupport.com.

Maria Pokluda, co-creator of Birth Boot Camp doula and the “Supporting Arms” booklet describes why this material is designed the way it is.

I love that our Birth Boot Camp DOULAs are walking into prenatals and interviews with this beautifully designed booklet. It immediately shows that our doulas are professionals and prenatals done using the Supporting Arms materials ensure that the client and doula develop a strong relationship which is a huge step towards working together perfectly during labor.” You can find Maria in the Dallas are of TX or at  greatexpectationsbirth.com.

Our format is organized, simple, and polished. We love it, our doulas love it, and we know their clients love it! Already we hear our doulas reporting that in interviews their clients ask, “How can I get that booklet?!” The answer- Hire me! So, without any further ado, here it is!

Preview Of “Supporting Arms,” Birth Boot Camp DOULA’s Client Booklet

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