Nurturing Beginnings: Guide to Postpartum Home Care for Doulas and Outreach Workers, Written by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, CD (DONA), LCCE, and Jane Arnold, CNM, MSN, with Marcia Ringel, takes you through the new mother’s journey and into your own as you explore what it means to be “in service of a postpartum woman and her family.” Nurturing Beginnings was one of the first comprehensive postpartum training manuals and is on the DONA Reading List for Post Partum Doulas.
Nurturing Beginnings contains 12 modules:
1.) The role of the doula
2.) Home visiting
3.) Providing care with caution:
Protecting health and safety in the home and car
4.) Honoring postpartum women and teaching self-care
5.) Easing postpartum adjustment
6.) Appreciating your client’s cultural diversity
7.) Supporting the breastfeeding mother
8.) Newborn basics: Appearance, behavior, and care
9.) Offering support to partners and siblings
10.) Unexpected outcomes: Caring for the family at a time of loss
11.) Nurturing yourself
12.) Pursuing professional development and building your practice
A revised e-version of Nurturing Beginnings will be available for order mid-November- we will no longer be carrying the hard copy. If you’d like to receive announcements about this updated, electronic version of Nurturing Beginnings please sign up here.