BE A DOULA
Become a birth doula in one weekend
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! We have a lot of grandmas attend so they can support their daughters/daughter-in-laws in the very best ways.
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.
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
Your Doula Business - Finding clients/Neworking
Prenatal Client Contact
Emotional Support in Labor and Birth
Supporting with an Epidural
Supporting through an Induction
Supporting through a Cesarean Birth or VBAC
Supporting Clients Virtually
Challenging Labors-What's a Doula to Do?
Welcome to the World Sweet Baby
Postpartum Client Contact
Doula-ing the Doula
And much more!
VIRTUAL BIRTH DOULA WORKSHOP
Our DONA International approved Birth Doula Weekend Workshop is 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 families. You will receive our DONA International Birth Doula Training Manual (digitally) and Understanding Birth and Understanding Postpartum Health/Baby Care Books that include a companion app for additional resources/videos and a fun care-package from me!
I offer two additional DONA International approved classes – Intro to Childbirth for Doulas and Breastfeeding for Doulas as an add on day making it an All-Inclusive Three-Day Birth Doula Workshop. These complete your childbirth and breastfeeding class requirements for certification (if pursuing). 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 ahead of time. The two day 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 Two-Day Birth Doula Weekend Workshop has an all-inclusive fee of $375. The All-Inclusive Three-Day Birth Doula Workshop has a discounted fee of $475. Upon completion (and all fees paid) you will receive your certificate(s).
As you venture out on your own, we are here to support you all along the way. Our continued support includes fellow classmate support, an active Facebook page, unlimited phone and email support, discounts on future advanced doula trainings to enhance your skills, referrals and professional recommendations if needed.
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. It is valid for two years (you can purchase an extension, if needed) and you have four years to certify from this training. For more information on certification see below:
Our Saturday/Sunday weekend workshop runs from 8am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday Friday Intro to Childbirth for Doulas runs 8:30am to 5:30pm and Breastfeeding for Doulas run 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
2023 BIRTH DOULA WORKSHOPS
This is a live, virtual training on Zoom. At the start of the pandemic I moved my workshops online. All activities were reworked on the virtual platform so this valuable training could continue. Initially apprehensive, we quickly learned that any space a group of passionate persons occupy-that magic will happen! Between the group brainstorms, break outs, collaborative Jamboards we laughed, cried, shared, found new friends and filled our hearts full of all things birth! This new found accessibility- without extra expense of travel/childcare/etc- gave persons all over the US and the World access to a respected, high quality DONA International birth doula training. And this robust diversity has lead to richer trainings about the diversity of birth. Have more questions on the virtual format? See our Virtual Training FAQ below.
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 after you take a workshop you will be all ready to doula immediately after!
Have more questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions below for answers!
Keep Me in the Loop
I do 6 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!