Attendance at our in-person 3-Day Accelerated training will give you all the knowledge and skills needed to launch your Birth Doula practice in your community– including the confidence!
This workshop provides the same valuable content as our 5-day hybrid workshops, but over 3-days with more classroom hours each day. The Accelerated training begins on day one with our Childbirth Education for the Birth Professional class which sets the foundation for your doula training. You’ll leave this workshop with two certification requirements completed for birth doula certification with DONA International– your childbirth education + doula training requirements.
Instructor: Janine Maitri, Birth Doula Trainer (DONA) Janine brings 40 years of experience to her classes and workshops. She’s witnessed and participated in the development and evolution of the doula profession since it began and has been training people in the Art of Childbirth Assisting since the early 1980’s when doulas were known as Childbirth Assistants or Labor Companions. She is an advanced continuing education provider with DONA International and has been a DONA-approved birth doula trainer for 25+ years. Janine is passionate about helping doulas excel as respected and valued professionals on the maternity health care team.
SCHEDULE of this course to plan for:
Day Before: Pre-Workshop Virtual Meet-up — 6:30 – 7:30 pm PST. All class participants and your trainer will meet virtually over Zoom the evening before the training begins to go over what to expect from the training and take time for personal introductions. This is a mandatory meeting, so please plan accordingly. (Sign up for a free Zoom account at www.zoom.us)
Day 1: Childbirth Education for the Birth Professional | 10 am to 6:30 pm. (1-hour break around 1:30 pm.) This is a childbirth education class designed specifically for the Birth Professional. Participants will gain a thorough knowledge of pregnancy, the labor and birth process, the postpartum period, and deepen and broaden their perspective of birth. Attendance fulfills the childbirth education requirement for DONA International certification. (DONA labels this class as “Introduction to Childbirth” or “Intro to Childbirth”)
Days 2 & 3: Birth Doula Training Workshop | 9 am to 6:30 pm (1-hour break around 1 pm) In addition to learning the Art of Childbirth Assisting, this unique, holistic, trauma-informed training 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. Attendance satisfies the requirement for Birth Doula certification with DONA International.
“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.
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