The postpartum period is a time of tremendous change, responsibility and healing. In our modern-day isolated, nuclear families, it goes unrecognised that the mother also needs attention and nurturing while her body transforms, her days and nights merge into a blur, her heart is bursting with a newfound love and her sense of who she is, shifts. On top of it all, she is learning the skills of mothering.
An integral part of the Professional Postpartum Care Provider (PPCP) training is postpartum physiologyand pathology of both the mother and the newborn, enabling the PPCP to apply best practice whilemonitoring recovery by critical observation, risk assessment and referral. Further training educates thePPCP to give culturally appropriate, holistic, individualised support and care (no matter the mode of birth) throughout those first precarious weeks, providing the best environment for the mother to focus on theimportant task of establishing breastfeeding, getting to know her baby and supporting her recovery.
NOTE: You are able to start at any time. The training is done at your own pace with online classes.
There are bi-monthly coaching/mentor sessions in which you will be able to ask questions, share reflections and receive guidance.
Each lesson is completed with a quiz.
Each PPCP student will need to provide (documented) postpartum care for a minimum of 36 hrs done with a minimum of three families - for the diversity that offers.
The PPCP certification process is rounded off with a reflective essay.