Bereavement Doula Training comparisons

I thought since I had posted about bereavement month; we would take a closer look at the various bereavement doula trainings that are out there.

Where I was trained through: Chantal Lockey's Program:
This is titled Foundation for Infant Loss -- This program is great even though UK based. It has wonderful information in it.

Courses list (Alphabetical order) 

Amy Glenn Wright has a wonderful training program available seasonally (January and July):
I tried to take the course one July, but I wasn't able to keep up so I ended up dropping out. There are a lot of sessions with recordings and it might be wise to have a head phone (didn't have one at the time) to listen that way if your husband or partner doesn't want to hear it that would be a good way to listen to the classes. It jogged too much mental strain for hubby; so I decided that it wasn't right timing for me! I …

Miscarriage Remembrance month

Miscarriage Remembrance month 
The month of October has been dubbed "Miscarriage remembrance month". I don't know who started it, but I think it is nice to have a time to remember our losses as mothers. The day of October 15th is also a special day during this month dedicated to this theme. 
What not to say to someone who just miscarried: "You can have another one." That is just plain rude. Respect this mother's loss. The best thing is to give her a hug, tell her "Sorry for your loss, I'll be praying for you or other kind words." Say it from the heart; that's what important. 
Sometimes a mother isn't sure if she had a miscarriage or not, but it just felt like that 'cycle' was off and not right or something. Verifying by a test didn't confirm (but some of those tests at the store are not going to show real low doses of Human Growth Hormone anyway). The mother may have just felt more crampy; didn't seem that this was the…

B.L.O.O.M. (BLOOM) Program Training by Catholic Doula

What is B.L.O.O.M.? -- "Sponsored by Catholic Doula Program: "
Bettering Lives of Outstanding Moms is a new pregnancy and postpartum outreach for mothers. BLOOM our acronym is becoming a new trend to help mothers in pregnancy to postpartum phase.
There is two versions of B.L.O.O.M. The Pregnancy support group program is tied into the Catholic Doula Program’s birth doula program if a person opts-in to do this with the training. There is also a B.L.O.O.M. Postpartum program that is tied into Catholic Postpartum program and this focuses more on postpartum issues.
The in person workshop training for B.L.O.O.M. will be held on December 11, 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco, TX and will be held from 11:30 Am to 4:00 PM. Since it is just a partial day workshop, we will be focusing on the BLOOM Pregnancy training only in this workshop. You will still need to do a few assignments, etc. after the workshop (unless you are alrea…

Catholic Doula Program Workshop on December 4, 2015

The “Catholic Doula Program” at is offering an in person workshop on December 4th in Frisco, TX (Dallas area) at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church! The workshop is from 9:30 Am to 5:30 PM. There will be a break for lunch (on your own) around 11:30 Am. There will be registrations at the break time for those who want to do a 5-hour rebozo training workshop portion only. Then after lunch, the training will resume. As time allows, there maybe a question an answer session at the end.
One can register 3 ways for the workshop:
As a Certified Doula Participant at the $200 rate or with Rebozo for $250As a non-certification person who might be interested later and can register for around $108 for full day plus $150 for rebozo inclusion.Register just for the Rebozo training (some other things will be covered) for the last 5 hours and that registration is around $75 to $115 depending if you want a rebozo or not.All rebozo orders must be in by end of November or…

Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to Catholic Doula Program Blog.  We are starting this blog to hear from our students and graduates and to post interesting articles for those who do not do facebook! Plus, we would like to connect with other doulas that are Catholic even if they have gone through other training programs--welcome!