Education

In addition to birth doula services, Jill offers education workshops in CPR, Fertility Care, and Water Birth in both Vancouver and across the country when she goes to conferences.

Thanks again for yesterday’s class.
Wow – I was re-certing, but it was so great to refresh.The neo-nate experience and info was transformative and I truly think that I will be able to be much more present for my client(s) when when my first resuscitation takes place & if I am ever asked to help a midwife in an unexpected situation where her midwifery partner is not there yet.  Really profound.My confidence is much higher now & I thank you.You have a really great detailed clear way of explaining things & I learned a lot from the way you communicate to a group.You are obviously really experienced both as a Doula & First Aid Trainer & I admire you for all your years of skills development.It shows that this is your passion to care for families & health care providers. Very inspiring.
-S.M. Calgary Doula

CPR for Parents and Care Givers

This 2 hour course focuses on CPR and choking for infants and children, as well as accident prevention for once babies become mobile. It is breastfeeding friendly, and premobile infants are welcome to come along. If you are hosting this course in your own home, children of any age are welcome to be present.
Classes run throughout Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley every month.
I also travel to the Island every few months to run courses in Victoria, Nanaimo, the Comox Valley, and beyond.
I travel to the interior a few times every summer for courses in Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, and Penticton, and beyond if there is group interest.
To register or learn more, please visit www.safebeginnings.ca

CPR-C for Doulas

This is a specialized CPR-C class designed specifically for birth and postpartum doulas. You get your usual certification in CPR-C, and we also go in to how to modify for pregnancy and how to support clients through a neonatal resuscitation event both in home and hospital environments. Adult, child, and infant skills are covered, and this is a professional level certification that is appropriate for certifying organizations,  postpartum work, and many workplaces outside of the birth world too.

Upcoming Courses:

June 21, North Saanich (Greater Victoria)

CPR-HCP/BLS Courses and Re-Certs for Midwives/Midwifery Students/Nurses

BLS (formerly CPR-HCP) is the level that is required by the BC College of Midwives. Open group courses are offered between January and March each year. Outside of those months, private groups are welcome. A minimum of 6 people is required and a venue provided (all participants already hold a valid HCP card) and 8 people for a full course (first time).

Online Training – Supporting Neonatal Resuscitation for Doulas

“Supporting Neonatal Resuscitation” helps doulas understand procedures of neonatal resuscitation and the NICU so they can confidently support their clients through unforeseen or complex birth outcomes. This course operates from within the boundaries of a doula’s scope of practice to offer skills to understand the environment and empathize with their clients as well as care for themselves during and after critical incidents.
The course is led by Jill Colpitts, an experienced birth doula in the Vancouver, BC area. Michelle Peltier, a birth and postpartum doula and the Patient and Family Engagement Advisor for the Neonatal Program at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre is also interviewed throughout the course. She is also a NICU parent of a baby born at 29 weeks. She offers insight into the experience of parents in the NICU and the challenges that they experience both at the hospital and the transition home.
https://safebeginnings.thinkific.com/courses/supporting-neonatal-resuscitation

Water Birth Workshops

Learn the history, safety, benefits, and logistics of water birth in home and hospital settings.
Jill leads and co-leads these workshops around the Vancouver area every couple of months and in other area by request.