Mamas on Bedrest AntePartum Doula Training Program

There is nothing more important than a mama being worry free and comfortable while pregnant!

When a mama learns that there are complications with her pregnancy and that she needs to restrict her activity and/or go on bedrest, her stress level soars! She is fraught with anxiety, worried for her baby and wondering what she must have done to cause this situation. She may feel alone and not know where to turn for information, advice or support.

The Mamas on Bedrest AntePartum Doula is a pregnancy companion specially trained to comfort and support high-risk pregnant women on bed rest or modified activity restriction.

The Mamas on Bedrest AntePartum Doula training program is developed upon evidence-based practices. Doulas in the training program will learn:

  • The history of the bedrest prescription and why it is used
  • Common pregnancy complications for which bedrest is prescribed, and treatments mamas may be taking or undergoing while on bedrest
  • The role of the Bedrest Doula-Non medical, ancillary support for mama and her family (It’s not just mama! Mamas on Bedrest Doulas will be caring for the entire family and household!)
  • How best to care for and support the “family” on bedrest
  • The Business side of bedrest

During the six weeks of the course, participants will

  • Engage in self study of the assigned modules.
  • Attend 6 weekly 2 hour live classes online in which the assigned material will be reviewed and questions answered. This is the time for group discussion and sharing of tips and ideas.
  • Pass a quiz on each module. Following each live class, the quiz for that module will become available. Participants must pass each quiz with an 80 or better.(Recordings will be available for those unable to attend live sessions. It is critical that participants attend or listen to the live recordings as some quiz questions will come from the live sessions.)
  • In addition to the coursework, participants will “support” a virtual Mamas on Bedrest. I’ll provide scenarios and Participants will need to craft a care plan and carry out how they wold serve this mama. Participants will need to submit this as well as a self-evaluation.
  • Participants will also have access (2) one on one coaching sessions, 30 mins each.
  • Email access to Darline Turner for other private questions.

**The course begins on April 14, 2021 with live 2 hour online weekly sessions that will take place weekly Until May 19, 2021. 

Successful Completion of the course requires:

  • Attendance at all 6 online courses.
  • Passage of all 6 module Quizzes with an 80 or above
  • Case study of how you would manage a given mama on bedrest scenario. (In lieu of attending a mama live given our current “stay in place” orders during the Corona Virus Pandemic.)

Required Reading: (All are available on

Your High-Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide. By Diana Raab, MFA, RN and Errol Norwitz, MD (2009)

High-Risk Pregnancy- Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy. A Medical and Emotional Guide. By Kelly Whitehead and Vincenzo Berghella, MD (2012)

Recommended Reading: (All are available on

Worth Every Penny. Build a Business that Thrills Your Customers and Still Charge What You’re Worth. By Sarah Petty and Erin Verbeck. 2012

The Doula Business Guide (3rd Edition) Bu Patty Brennan. 2010

The course cost for the training is $900, $750 if registered with a deposit of $250 by April 7, 2021. You can also pay in 3 payments of $250 each, April 3, May 5, and May 19th. If you pay via PayPal, there is a 3% fee per payment. You can make payments via Venmo and CashApp and there are no fees attached. Just indicate this and account info will be provided. Alternative payment arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis. Email so that we may work with you. We don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity for this training. If someone wishes to donate a payment on behalf of a participant, email and we’ll happily make those arrangements.