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Comforting Touch with Yiska Obadia

April 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

During this training doulas will learn the principles and practices of Comforting Touch to better support clients and partners during labor, and continue to be a valued resource for clients even when remote limitations apply.

Doulas will learn:

  • new comforting touch techniques and which comfort measures to share with clients prenatally
  • best self-care practices for providing physical support to clients without personal injury
  • how to help partners be successful in providing support during birth with or without their physical presence
  • key acupressure points to help calm and encourage progress in labor
  • essential calming and grounding techniques for you and your clients
  • baby massage techniques and postpartum exercises to share with clients after baby arrives.

Through video presentations, written content, and online conversation, doulas will complete this experience feeling better prepared to support clients during the perinatal time.

Overall the intention is for doulas to walk away feeling more confident and clear, with tools to guide and support their clients, now and always. You’ll really be learning how to take good care of everyone’s nervous system…theirs and your own!

Attendees will also each receive a digital copy of Comforting Touch for Birth: A Guide for Doulas and Expectant Parents, to practice hands-on techniques from the safety of home.

A recording of the class will be provided after the call for all registrants who are unable to attend any portion of the LIVE class in real time.


Yiska Obadia is a passionate teacher and healing arts practitioner, with over 25 years of experience as a massage therapist, acupuncturist, birth doula and havening practitioner. In 2016 Yiska created Comforting Touch for Birth to teach doulas and parents-to-be how to skillfully provide hands-on support for birthing people through her classes and digital guidebook. Learn more at www.yiskaobadia.com.


April 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Doulas Association of Southern California
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