Postpartum Doula Pre-Training Assignment
This study guide was designed to help you understand the basic concepts and terminology related to your upcoming CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training, as well as some basic information about CAPPA as an organization. Use books, the internet, and other resources to find the answers to the questions below. The answers you provide by completing this study guide will help your instructor know how prepared you are for this training and/or what items she may need to cover in more detail during the training.

Instructions: Please fill out this Pre-Training Assignment by typing in your answers below. Email the completed form to your trainer at least 7 days BEFORE your training. Please DO NOT copy and paste information from the internet!

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1. List THREE things that are within the Postpartum Doula’s job description: *
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2. List at least THREE benefits of having a postpartum doula *
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3. Define the following terms as they relate to the postpartum period / newborns: a. Lochia b. Involution of the Uterus c. Episiotomy d. Fontanels e. Vernix f. Mongolian Spots g. Foreskin *
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4. Define Postpartum Depression *
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5. Approximately how many women experience Postpartum Psychosis? *
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6. List at least two resources where women can get support for Postpartum Mood Disorders: *
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7. What is the type of “early milk” available to the breastfeeding newborn right after birth? *
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8. List two reasons a mother may not choose to breastfeed: *
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9. What are the most current breastmilk storage guidelines? *
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10. What is mastitis? *
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11. Can a postpartum mother get pregnant while breastfeeding? *
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12. How often should a mother feed her newborn? *
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13. Where can parents find the most recent Vaccine/Immunization recommendation schedules? *
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14. What is the most accurate way for a parent to take their baby’s temperature? *
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15. A newborn should always be placed on his/her ____________ to sleep *
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16. Define Physiological Jaundice: *
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17. List 3 reasons a new mom should contact HER care provider: *
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19. What are the two Sleep States of babies? *
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18. Name three warning signs for the newborn: *
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20. Name three newborn reflexes *
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21. What is colic? *
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22. Name three reasons a new mother may experience grief: *
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23. What does C.A.P.P.A. stand for? *
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24. What is C.A.P.P.A.’s phone number, mailing address, and web address? *
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25. How much is a 2-year membership with C.A.P.P.A.? *
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26. Name the four cornerstone tenets of the C.A.P.P.A. Philosophy *
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27. What makes C.A.P.P.A. different from other certifying organizations? *
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28. Where is the next C.A.P.P.A. Conference and how much does it cost to attend the general sessions? *
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29. How long do you have to complete your requirements for Postpartum Doula Certification? *
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30. After enrolling in CAPPA Academy, how long will you have access to CAPPA Academy? *
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31. Who do you contact with questions about the Postpartum Doula Certification Process? *
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32. Which documents must be signed by all candidates wanting to certify with C.A.P.P.A.? *
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33. Name at least 5 books on the Postpartum Doula Required Reading List *
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