Are you ready to make a difference?

Are you still dreaming about taking a birth doula training?  Come spend a weekend filling your heart and soul with all things birth!  Whether you are wanting to jump into doula work immediately, someday or just want to support friends and family this workshop is for you! 

This workshop is open to anyone with a warm heart who recognizes that birth is a key life experience.  It is designed to give you the framework to support women and their families during their birth experience.  This dynamic course provides you ideas, information and inspiration to become an amazing birth doula.  Graduates will be able to provide immediate labor support services to women giving birth in a hospital, birth center or at home.  This often becomes the foundation upon which childbirth professionals build their career.  Many midwifery programs require a doula training prior to admission.  Completion of this course is an approved step toward DONA International Birth Doula Certification.  This training provides 18 contact hours through DONA International.  More FAQs can be found below.

Sessions Include

Introducing the Doula

The State of Maternity Care-Health Disparities
The Significance of Birth-Why Birth Matters
The Significance of Birth-Why Doulas Matter

DONA International Standards of Practice

DONA International Code of Ethics

DONA International Certification
Creating Your Doula Business
Prenatal Client Contact
Emotional Support in Labor and Birth
Comfort Me
Supporting with an Epidural
Supporting through an Induction
Supporting through a Cesarean Birth or VBAC
Challenging Labors-What's a Doula to Do?
Welcome to the World Sweet Baby
Breastfeeding Support
Postpartum Client Contact
Doula-ing the Doula
And much more!


The Basic Two Day Birth Doula Weekend Workshop is a DONA International approved training that provides the first step to becoming a DONA International Certified Doula. This training will allow you to begin work immediately as a trained birth doula. It includes 18 contact hours of dynamic instruction. We cover the above topics through a variety of experiences that give you the confidence and knowledge to support childbearing women and their family. You will receive an updated DONA International Birth Doula Training Manual and the book, The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, to reference during training and is on the required reading list to becoming certified.

This training runs from 8am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. A continental breakfast, coffee/tea/juice and all day snacks will be freely available. We will break an hour for lunch. There are a variety of restaurants close by or you may bring a lunch.

Upon completion (and all fees paid) you will receive your certificate.  If you are planning on certifying through DONA International be sure to purchase your DONA International Certification Packet prior to attending any births.  It is NOT a requirement for attending the training.  I suggest ordering it a month or two before your first birth as it is only valid for two years.  You have four years to certify from this training.




As you venture out on your own, we are here to support you all along the way. Our continued support includes fellow classmate support, newsletters, an active facebook page, conference calls, unlimited phone and email support, discounts on future advanced doula trainings to enhance your skills, referrals and professional recommendations if needed.

This basic workshop is perfect for those who have already fulfilled their childbirth and breastfeeding class requirements, doulas from other organizations who would like to be dual certified, birth photographers and those who lack the time commitment needed for a three day training. The Basic Two Day Birth Doula Weekend Workshop has an all inclusive fee of $375.  


The All Inclusive Three Day Birth Doula Workshop includes The Basic Two Day Birth Doula Workshop with a Friday Add On Day to complete your childbirth and breastfeeding class  requirements for certification.  The Childbirth for Doulas class and the Breastfeeding for Doulas class have been approved by DONA International.  This allows you to condense the class requirements to one day.  It is an easy way to check them off the list, have great background knowledge prior to the weekend training and meet fellow classmates.  Friday's schedule includes Childbirth for Doulas class from 8:30am to 5:00pm and the Breastfeeding for Doulas class from 6pm to 9pm.  This All Inclusive Three Day Birth Doula Weekend Workshop has a discounted fee of $475. 

2020 Birth Doula Workshops

With the current pandemic all in person birth doula trainings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future (until vaccination/dedicated treatments are available).  Doula trainings are by nature intimate and in close quarters.  And as a microbiologist/disease investigator for Covid I see how quickly spread happens in any indoor setting.  I am currently working on virtual option and have applied for virtual trainer status.  Registration (without payment) will continue and we

will adjust dates accordingly.  Any registration received will receive a link

to our private Facebook Page for a jump start on Certification tasks and setting up 

your business. So when it is safe to attend a training/or you take out virtual training you will be all ready to doula immediately after!

 June and July Sessions -  POSTPONED

September 18 - 20 - Pending

October 2 - 4 - Pending

October 16 - 18 Pending

December 4 -6 Pending


      Have more questions?  See our Frequently Asked Questions below for answers!

Keep Me in the Loop

I do 5+ birth doula trainings a year.  I will send out quarterly emails about upcoming trainings.  So when the season it right for you we can connect!

Vanessa Flood


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