Just as pregnancy and birth are a battle that every mother must withstand, so too the first 40 days of motherhood are an opportunity for a woman to feel her community and family honor her and help her recuperate her strength from wounds she has incurred along the way.
We commend your investment in preserving the ancient arts of holistic well woman care and wish you prosperity in your journey as an Original Instructions Postpartum and Lactation Doula.
As an integral part of your postpartum and lactation certification training with us we ask that you complete our required reading list. In order to receive your certificate for Module 2 (The Postpartum Period and Lactation) you must have read all of the publications on the list below within the past four years.
The First Forty Days by Heng Ou
Conceiving Healthy Babies by Dawn Combs
Counseling the Nursing Mother, a Lactation Consultants Guide by Judith Lauwers and Anna Swisher
* If you are becoming certified by the Original Instructions School as a Postpartum and Lactation Doula we do require that you also have read all of the books included on our Module 1 ( Pregnancy, Labor and Birth) required reading list.