Birth Doula Training Workshop
In addition to learning the Art of Childbirth Assisting, this unique workshop provides an exploration of historical and conventional paradigms around childbirth. You’ll learn the special role of Birth Doulas and how we can help women and families return to the ancient wisdom of birthing and parenting.
This comprehensive and holistic training is approved through DONA International. Attendance fulfills two requirements for Birth Doula certification with DONA International– the CBE + Doula training requirements. To learn more about the certification process, please visit the DONA International website.
“Doula care is presented as a return to the community-based, woman-centered care that existed prior to the shift from home to hospital births. As such, the training demonstrates how woman-centered support can reclaim a place within medicalized childbirth in Western cultures. Doulas learn about the birth process, medical issues that can arise, ways to support laboring women physically and emotionally, and how to advocate with and for a patient in a hospital environment.”
~ Dr. Christine Morton, author of Birth Ambassadors
5-day Birth Doula Training: This comprehensive and holistic 5-day workshop begins with our 2-day Childbirth Education for the Birth Professional class followed by 3-days of Birth Doula training.
3-day Accelerated Birth Doula Workshop: This faster-paced class provides the same valuable content as our 5-day in-person workshop.
In this workshop, participants learn about the doula’s role working with women and their partners during pregnancy and in each phase of the birthing process.
Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the emotional, psychological and physical needs of a laboring woman.
During this workshop you will learn how to:
- Provide highly effective labor, breastfeeding, and postpartum care and support.
- Support mothers and their partners in their choices while providing consistent emotional and physical care during their birthing experience.
- Provide continuous support and care when technology and or medication become necessary.
- Conduct prenatal and postpartum visits with clients.
- Develop your own private doula service.
- Market and promote yourself as a professional doula.
During the birthing process the doula plays an invaluable and unique role as protector, supporter, advocate, and general assistant. Graduates of this program will be able to offer services in their community for assisting with births in a hospital, birth center, or at home. This training often becomes the foundation upon which many childbirth professionals, including midwives and nurses, build their career.