Do you want to become a Birth Doula in Sweden?

Since 2012 FörlossningsGruppen has trained new Doulas here in Gothenburg that are now working in different parts around Sweden, but also in other parts of the world. 


We are now delighted to announce that from 2023 we also offer a Birth Doula course completely taught in English for those who do not have Swedish as their first language. Unique to this course is that it not only gives you all the knowledge and tools to start working as a Doula, but it also prepares you specifically for working with births within the Swedish care system.

The course follows the same course plan and is, like our popular Doula Training in Swedish, fully approved by ODIS (the Organization for Doulas in Sweden). ODIS is the only organization in Sweden that quality assures Doula education and Doulas, making sure their approved courses are of a high standard and can compare to international standard Doula courses worldwide. Training as a Doula with us prepares you to start working as a Birth Doula directly after completion of the course and getting your Diploma and gives you the opportunity to become a member of ODIS with a profile to market yourself from the start. You can also apply for a further certification by ODIS after your first three assignments.

With us at FörlossningsGruppen you get a top quality education. Welcome! 

COURSE DATES:

  • Saturday 26th October 2024, 12:00-17:00
  • Saturday 9th November 2024, 12:00-17:00

With reservation for changes.

  • Friday 22nd November 2024, 12:30-20:30
  • Saturday 23rd November 2024, 9:00-18:00
  • Sunday 24th November 2024, 9:00-17:00

(To be added to the interest list for future courses send us an email to info@forlossningsgruppen.se)

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Do you want to work with supporting parents-to-be during the unique life phase where new life begins? Do you have a big interest in pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postpartum period, or perhaps love working with people, supporting and helping others? Being a Doula is an incredibly rewarding and exciting profession, and more and more families in Sweden choose to hire a doula for their upcoming birth.

On our course you will learn how to work professionally with giving support and information to parents-to-be during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the first time with the new baby, as well as how you best get started with your Doula work. You will be able to start taking assignments directly after receiving your Diploma once you’ve completed the course. No prior knowledge is required.

The course provides you with the tools you need to support your clients in the best possible way, both mentally and physically, and apart from your experienced course leader, there will be guest tutors visiting the course, among them a midwife. FörlossningsGruppen has to date trained over 260 doulas.

FörlossningsGruppen’s Birth Doula Training in English is held as a small group in our Eriksberg studio in Göteborg/Gothenburg with easy access from the City Center as well as from the outer areas of Göteborg.

You will get knowledge of the most commonly used methods for pain relief and comfort measures, so that you will feel well prepared to meet the varying needs and wishes of your clients. Then, with our guidance, if you wish you can specialize further in the methods and techniques that you are most drawn to and will have continuing support and mentoring available as you start out on your Birth Doula journey.

During four exciting days together we will go through and learn about:

  • The role of the Doula -support in the past and now, development and research
  • The female body and birthing hormones 
  • The normal progress of labour and the physiology of birth
  • Stress, fear & tension or calm, security & relaxation 
  • Mental preparation and different birth preparation methods (international as well as the most commonly used in Sweden) for example ”Föda Utan Rädsla/Birth Without Fear” (FUR), Dyktekniken, Hypnobirthing…
  • Various natural pain relief techniques and comfort measures

…and much more!

  • The hands-on tools of the Doula; massage, pressure, touch, movement and positions for birth… Acupressure, Rebozo, Aktiv Baby/Spinning Babies.
  • Hospital routines and the relationship with the care providers
  • The most common complications and medical interventions 
  • Different ways of giving birth (incl. Cesarean birth, homebirth, waterbirth) and Doula support
  • Birthing on the woman’s own terms, human rights in childbirth
  • Support after the birth, skin-to-skin, breastfeeding, bonding with the newborn baby, babywearing
  • How to start up your business as a Birth Doula, with or without your own company, networking, ODIS (the Doula organization in Sweden), the Doula bag…

GUEST TUTORS:

There will be guest tutors on the course. More info to come.

COURSE LEADER:

Vicky Brundin James -Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula & Childbirth Educator 

Vicky has twelve years of experience as a Birth Doula and is certified by ODIS as both Birth and Postpartum Doula as well as being an ODIS-certified Childbirth Educator. She became a Doula in 2012 and has since then worked full-time supporting women and families on their journeys through pregnancy, birth and postpartum as part of the FörlossningsGruppen team of Doulas and through her company Meridiem.

Together with founder Frida Viibus Lundgren she co-directs FörlossningsGruppen since 2019 and regularly runs Doula Trainings and mentors new Doulas, as well as teaching workshops and courses for professional development of Doulas and other Birthworkers. To prepare you as well as possible for your future birth work Vicky will share her experience of personally attending over 135 births as a Doula and working with hundreds of families over the years. She has a passion for inspiring and supporting both parents-to-be AND Doulas-to-be!

A bilingual Swedish/English mother of four with a background as a professional dancer in ballet and contemporary dance, she was born and raised in Sweden but also lived nearly a decade in the UK. Before becoming a Doula Vicky worked as a Certified Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer specialized in pregnancy and postpartum within these areas. She also worked part time as a tutor in these subjects at a College in England and has extensive experience of teaching as well as holding a College Diploma in Teaching Adults.

Vicky is also a certified Hypnobirthing Instructor and founder of Hypnofödsel® Hypnobirthing and has many other qualifications, among them Kangaroula, Breastfeeding Councellor and Aktiv Baby Instructor. She has training in Acupressure for labour and birth, NADA Ear Acupressure & Acupuncture, Rebozo, Spinning Babies and more. She is a course leader for Amningshjälpen’s Breastfeeding Courses for parents-to-be and has given presentations on Amningshjälpen’s (Swedish Breastfeeding Association) behalf about breastfeeding for health care staff within the healthcare system here in Göteborg, but also in the private role as a Doula at “Amningsfredag” (Breastfeeding Friday event) in Uppsala’s Akademiska hospital. She is a board member of ODIS and part of the Doulas of Gothenburg team of international doulas. 

Course fee 15,000 SEK (incl 25% VAT/moms). This includes a booking fee of 3,000 SEK

Payment is made in two installments unless otherwise agreed. You will get an invoice to pay the booking fee within 10 days of your booking to secure your place. A further invoice of the remaining amount will be sent out and payment in full should be received by us latest two weeks before the training starts.*

After registration you will receive further information about course literature, home study tasks and other details. The fee includes course materials but does not include course literature. 

To book your place on the course, simply CLICK HERE! Spaces are very limited for this unique course, book now to secure your place.

If you have any questions you are very welcome to drop us an email at: info@forlossningsgruppen.se

*Payment terms and conditions: When the booking fee is paid, your place on the course is secured. The booking fee is non refundable if you choose to cancel your booking. Once the remaining fee is paid the booking is binding and full repayment can not be made and half the amount will be debited if you cancel. No repayment will be made after the start of the course. In the event of illness/unforeseen circumstances you can, after agreement with us, make up missed course time at a future course. We reserve the right to move/cancel the course in the event of tutor illness or if the number of participants booked on the course are fewer than 4. In that case we will try to offer new course dates within reasonable time. If you can not attend the course at a later date you will be refunded the full amount.