The WellMama Way Holistic Doula Training


Module One: Conception - Drawing down the New Moon

Introduction to WellMama values and ethics

-WellMama code of conduct

-WellMama code of Ethics

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Preparation for pregnancy

-Global Approaches to Conception ,

-Fertility Cycle and Physiology of Conception

Well Mother Shiatsu

-WellMama Primal movements

-Womb blessing

Holistic Approaches to the Childbearing Year

-Nutrition and herbal helpers

-Introduction to Holistic Practice



-Infertility, IVF, IUI

Module Two: Pregnancy - Waxing Moon

Physiology and Development of Mother and Baby

-10 moons of pregnancy

– Embryology

Common Interventions in Pregnancy

-Appointments with Midwives


Well Mother shiatsu

– Introduction to Well Mother Shiatsu

-WellMama Primal movements

Pregnancy nutrition 

-Herbal and homeopathic

-Nutritional needs of mother and baby

Birth Preferences 

-Birth Plans

-Mother Blessings

Module Three: Labour - Full Moon

Physiology of Labour

– Natural labour

-Elements and Tides of Labour

-Common interventions in labour

– Clinical


-Well Mother Shiatsu

– WellMama Primal Movements for Labour

-Well Mother Shiatsu for labour



-Supporting labour

Nourishing Labour

– Foods, Herbs and Homeopathy

-Doula Presence

Module Four: Birth - Waning Moon

Elements, Tides and Process of Natural Birth

– Physiology

– Nourishing the Flow -Herbal and Homeopathic Helpers for Birth

Common Interventions in Birth

– Clinical


Well Mother Shiatsu

-WellMama Primal movements for Birth

-Well Mother Shiatsu for Birth

 Birthing Beauty,

-Birth Presence, Places and Positions,  Understanding different Births

-Nourishing Primal Bonding between Baby and Parents

Birthing the Placenta

-Natural Completion of the Cycle

– Common interventions for the Third Stage

Module Five: Breastfeeding - Baby Moon: Embracing the Dark Moon

Establishing Breastfeeding 

– Baby Moon

– Supporting Bonding

Placenta Processes

-Eating, Encapsulating, returning to the Earth


Well Mother Shiatsu

-WellMama Primal Movements for the Baby Moon

-Well Mother Shiatsu for The Baby Moon

Introduction to Post Natal Doula Work

-Understanding Birth Trauma

-Mothering the Mother- Closing the Bones

Beginning your Doula Business

-Contract, Promotions, Website, List Building , Referrals

-Well Mama Way Doula Network and Mentoring Process

Become a WellMama Doula

The WellMama Doula Training is a holistic course designed to provide you with a strong grounding in gentle and natural childbirth practices. You will gain the confidence and intuitive ability to offer presence and support to a mother and her family during pregnancy, labour and birth and begin to develop skills in shiatsu massage for mothers and infants.

‘This was not just a course, it was a journey which began my doula dream’

You will explore both eastern and western medical approaches to childbirth, learning theoretical and practical application of shiatsu and engaging experientially with the biodynamics of embryology.

You will benefit from a period of mentoring from a more experienced doula and engage in reflective self-practice as a way of deepening your skills and clarifying the learning process.

Once you have completed the course you will have the opportunity to continue to learn and develop as part of the WellMama community and benefit from being a part of the support network of WellMama Doulas.

The five course modules each reflect a different stage of the childbearing year, beginning with conception – Drawing Down the Moon – and ending with Breastfeeding and Beyond – Baby Moon: Embracing the Dark Moon. Within each module  you will discover new skills and knowledge and will also be given the opportunity to attend and assist at either a childbirth preparation class or an infant massage class.

Note: You can join the course at any point in the cycle – you don’t have to take the modules in order.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed doing the WellMama Doula training. It made me feel well prepared and confident to go out there and support women and their families.  I would highly recommend it.’

When and Where


Course Information

The course takes place at the Natural Health Centre in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

The course costs £800

Module dates planned for 2017 are:

6/7 May – Module 1: Conception

10/11 June – Module 2: Pregnancy

22/23 July: Module 3: Labour

23/24 September – Module 4: Birth

14/15 October – Module 5: Breastfeeding